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Download PDF by Tim Bergling: Chasing Adonis: Gay Men and the Pursuit of Perfection

By Tim Bergling

ISBN-10: 156023508X

ISBN-13: 9781560235088

ISBN-10: 1560235098

ISBN-13: 9781560235095

what's it approximately a few males that makes them an item of our inner most 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 smart advertising? This special booklet examines steroid use, physique photograph problems, fitness center tradition, net hook-ups, obsession, stalking, porn, erotic sites, strip golf equipment … and every thing else that makes homosexual males act “a little bit nutty” after they meet an individual who drives them “crazy!” Frank, horny, and debatable, it makes use of a mild contact to check 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 options of good looks and wish and concerning the nearly inconceivable “Adonis” regular lots of them set for themselves. little ones, senior voters, and the fellows “stuck within the heart” talk about the assumption of perfection, how a lot it alterations 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 strong the ’d-word’’(desire) will be, the way it can take keep watch over of our lives and close every little thing out, occasionally for only a few moments, occasionally for days or perhaps weeks at a time, looking on how badly we’re smitten. Ask with regards to anyone, they usually can most probably pull up a narrative from their past—or their present—when they’ve performed whatever exceedingly silly or ill-advised, or even simply whatever thoroughly out of personality, in pursuit in their heart’s desire.

Chasing Adonis examines:

  • obsession and rejection
  • vainness issues
  • the attract of teenybopper
  • personal tastes in physique shapes, varieties, and sizes
  • “designer genes” vs. first impressions
  • assessing physique parts
  • narcissism or convenience level-why males chase after men who appear like them
  • AIDS and HIV
  • homosexual porn
  • grownup e-book 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 exciting and enlightening learn for homosexual males of all ages.

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