The Joy of Gay Sex

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By Dr. Charles Silverstein & Felice Picano

For a new century and a new generation of readers comes a fully revised and expanded edition of a classic guide to gay sex, love, and life.

Invaluable as a sex guide, a resource on building self-esteem, and a trusted aid for coming out of the closet, The Joy of Gay Sex covers the ins and outs of gay life alphabetically from "anus" to "wrestling." Noted psychologist Dr. Charles Silverstein has collaborated once again with critically acclaimed novelist Felice Picano on this third edition, updating every single entry and adding nearly thirty new entries. The authors provide positive and responsible advice on safe sex in all its varieties; on emotional and relationship-oriented issues such as long-term couples, loneliness, and growing older; and on scores of diverse topics ranging from spirituality to online dating. With fifty new line drawings by acclaimed illustrator Joseph Phillips, this landmark reference is a necessary addition to every gay man's bookshelf.

Publised by Harper Paperbacks
ISBN: 9780060012748/ 0060012749
Pages: 352

 Critical Praise for The Joy of Gay Sex

“The new edition is sure to continue its reputation as the comprehensive reference for gay men. At 25 years old, it’s still here. And where, just asking, is Anita Bryant?”

Art and Sex in Greenwich Village


A Memoir of Gay Literary Life After Stonewall

A decade after the Stonewall rebellions, a small, all-gay press named Seahorse began along with Calamus Books and JH Press, which all came together to form Gay Presses of New York. Gay Presses of New York was not only the most successful gay press of its day, but the founders had made their move at the right time and place. Gay Presses of New York also played apart in the growth of what is now gay culture, consisting of bookstores, magazines, newspapers, theater companies, and art galleries. Many aspects of the arts, as they swirled around New York, Los Angeles, and San Francisco during the 1970s through 1991 were connected to Gay Presses of New York.

Publisher Carroll & Graf Pub
ISBN 0786718137 / 9780786718139
List price $15.95

Praise for Picano's Art & Sex in Greenwich Village

"This is the most complete document of the gay book publishing movement to date."  
    — Publisher's Weekly

Tales From A Distant Planet

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by Felice Picano
(January 2006)

With stylistic mastery and typical daring, Californian writer Felice Picano delivers seven groundbreaking stories that go beyond anything before imagined. In The Perfect Setting, landscape paintings give clues to different crimes they depict, possibly including the murder of the artist herself. In One Way Out, a backpack traveler strives to escape a strange and frightening nightmare existence, only to discover it is monitored by psychiatrists. People of different epochs experience fragile encounters and love affairs in the novella Ingoldsby, a very different, almost Noel Coward-comedy, time-travel story. Future interplanetary explorers find themselves caught up in a seductively dangerous planet in Food for Thought. And our future cosmic civilization traces back to its roots within the ruins of an unknown, extinct species in The Secret of the Abandoned Monument. All seven stories are gripping experiences that will take readers out of this world. Destined to become a classic bestseller, Tales: from a distant planet clearly illustrates why Felice Picano has become not only one of the world's most influential and respected writers but a popular cultural icon.
Publisher: French Connection Press
Paperback: 14x21cm, 250 pages

ISBN: 978-2-914853-05-7
List Price: $18.75 (USD) $25 (CAD) €15 (EUR) £10.50 (GBP) $30 (AUD)
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