edited by Andrew R. Spieldenner and Jeffrey Escoffier
contributions by Alex Garner, Deion Hawkins, Pam Dore, Addison Vawters, Lore/tta LeMaster, Ariel Sabillon, Justice Jamal Jones, Jeff Weinstein, Andrew R. Spieldenner, Jeffrey Escoffier, Andrew Holleran, Steve MacIsaac, Daniel Felsenthal, Kane Race and Nicolas Flores
Rutgers University Press, 2023
Paper: 978-1-9788-2455-3 | eISBN: 978-1-9788-2459-1 | Cloth: 978-1-9788-2456-0
Library of Congress Classification HQ76.115.P55 2023
Dewey Decimal Classification 306.77086642

For a generation of gay men who came of age in the 1980s and 1990s, becoming sexually active meant confronting the dangers of catching and transmitting HIV. In the 21st century, however, the development of viral suppression treatments and preventative pills such as PrEP and nPEP has massively reduced the risk of acquiring HIV. Yet some of the stigma around gay male promiscuity and bareback sex has remained, inhibiting open dialogues about sexual desire, risk, and pleasure. 
A Pill for Promiscuity brings together academics, artists, and activists—from different generations, countries, ethnic backgrounds, and HIV statuses—to reflect on how gay sex has changed in a post-PrEP era. Some offer personal perspectives on the value of promiscuity and the sexual communities it fosters, while others critique unequal access to PrEP and the increased role Big Pharma now plays in gay life. With a diverse group of contributors that includes novelist Andrew Holleran, trans scholar Lore/tta LeMaster, cartoonist Steve MacIsaac, and pornographic film director Mister Pam, this book asks provocative questions about how we might reimagine queer sex and sexuality in the 21st century. 

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