Download e-book for iPad: Chasing Adonis: Gay Men and the Pursuit of Perfection by Tim Bergling

Download e-book for iPad: Chasing Adonis: Gay Men and the Pursuit of Perfection by Tim Bergling

By Tim Bergling

what's it approximately a few males that makes them an item of our private wishes? and the way a ways are we keen to move in pursuit of these desires?

Chasing Adonis: homosexual males & the Pursuit of Perfection delves into probably the most significant mysteries of homosexual lifestyles: what's it homosexual males locate appealing in different males, and why? How a lot is nature, how a lot is nurture . . . or perhaps simply shrewdpermanent advertising and marketing? This distinctive publication examines steroid use, physique snapshot problems, fitness center tradition, web hook-ups, obsession, stalking, porn, erotic websites, strip golf equipment … and every little thing else that makes homosexual males act “a little bit nutty” once they meet anyone who drives them “crazy!” Frank, attractive, and arguable, it makes use of a gentle contact to ascertain a major topic: how homosexual society objectifies the male physique.

Tim Bergling, writer of Sissyphobia: homosexual males and Effeminate Behavior and Reeling within the Years: homosexual Men’s views on Age and Ageism, surveys homosexual males approximately their person strategies of attractiveness and wish and in regards to the virtually unimaginable “Adonis” general a lot of them set for themselves. young ones, senior voters, and the fellows “stuck within the center” speak about the belief of perfection, how a lot it adjustments or evolves through the years, and even if the outside “package” outweighs what’s inside.

From the author:
It by no means ceases to amaze me simply how robust the ’d-word’’(desire) will be, the way it can take keep watch over of our lives and close every thing out, occasionally for only a few moments, occasionally for days or perhaps weeks at a time, counting on how badly we’re smitten. Ask on the subject of anyone, and so they can most likely pull up a narrative from their past—or their present—when they’ve performed whatever exceptionally silly or ill-advised, or perhaps simply anything thoroughly out of personality, in pursuit in their heart’s desire.

Chasing Adonis examines:

  • obsession and rejection
  • vanity issues
  • the attract of teen
  • personal tastes in physique shapes, forms, and sizes
  • “designer genes” vs. first impressions
  • assessing physique parts
  • narcissism or convenience level-why males chase after men who seem like them
  • AIDS and HIV
  • homosexual porn
  • grownup ebook shops and the net
  • the Calvin Klein advert crusade that includes “Marky” Mark Wahlberg
  • the Abercrombie & Fitch advertisements
  • “Tom of Finland”
  • homosexual icons
  • weight education and health clubs
  • steroids and plastic surgery
  • “circuit parties”
  • physique dysmorphia
  • and lots more and plenty more!

Chasing Adonis: homosexual males and the Pursuit of Perfection is an unique and enlightening learn for homosexual males of all ages.

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