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On the down low : a journey into the lives of "straight" black men who sleep with men

Author: J L King
Publisher: New York : Broadway Books, ©2004.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This text exposes a closeted culture of sex between black men who lead "straight" lives. Drawn from hundreds of interviews, statistics, and the author's firsthand knowledge of DL behavior, this book reveals the warning signs African American women need to know as well as the potential health consequences of having unprotected sex, given that African American women represent an alarming 64 percent of new HIV  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: J L King
ISBN: 076791399X 9780767913997 9780767913980 0767913981
OCLC Number: 52471574
Description: xvi, 190 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: On the DL --
'But I'm not gay!' --
Was my marriage a lie? --
She can't compete with him --
I love the ladies, too --
'Oh, God!' --
The black church --
To serve and not protect --
The criminal justice system --
Talking to our youth about sex is key --
Tops and bottoms --
The signs --
DL behavior types --
Making connections on the DL --
A need to protect ourselves and others --
No more secrets --
Your opinion matters --
Women still want a relationship.
Responsibility: J.L. King.
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This text exposes a closeted culture of sex between black men who lead "straight" lives. Drawn from hundreds of interviews, statistics, and the author's firsthand knowledge of DL behavior, this book reveals the warning signs African American women need to know as well as the potential health consequences of having unprotected sex, given that African American women represent an alarming 64 percent of new HIV infections.

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