9781560239857

Public Sex in a Latin Society

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    9781560239857

  • ISBN10:

    1560239859

  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 1999-12-07
  • Publisher: Routledge

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Summary

Explore the risks and rewards of seeking and having sex in public places! Public Sex in a Latin Society is one of the first books to explore the lives of people who look for sex in public places and the dangers involved--from murder to HIV infection. The book examines why many gay men have been murdered by sex workers who frequent public sex places, such as the parks, bathhouses, or saunas, and suggests some basic safety rules. Containing interviews with police officials, murderers, and sex workers, Public Sex in a Latin Society explores the motivations for seeking public sex, why gay men who have sex in public are sometimes murdered, and how these killings could be prevented. This eye-opening book contains studies that examine mechanisms for assault and crime and examines data on the roles that sexual and physical abuse play in sex workers and their clients. Public Sex in a Latin Society explores Latin society's Catholic church-influenced negative view of homosexuality, explaining why gay men are seen as the equivalent of murderers and thieves, why the topic is censored in the media, and why client murders are rarely investigated. Public Sex in a Latin Society discusses the dangers facing public sex seekers and suggests guidelines, such as: refrain from flaunting wealth or wearing fine jewelry or clothes when looking for public sex to decrease the chances of getting mugged or physically assaulted never try to negotiate changes to the agreement or method of payment after sex--this can bring on physical harm or even death do not make advances or ask for sexual acts that were not agreed upon and be especially careful about everything relating to anal sex never take drugs or drink alcohol while seeking sex in order to be alert if you are attacked Public Sex in a Latin Society provides you with a shocking analysis of how public sex in Latin America has become part of the Latin economy without advancing sexual liberation or social equality. This provocative and intelligent book will give you a better understanding of Latin American sexual culture.

Author Biography

Jacobo Schifter, PhD, is the Regional Director of ILPES (the Latin American Health and Prevention Institute), an AIDS-prevention program financed by the Netherlands' government.

Table of Contents

Preface ix
Introduction 1(1)
The Pornography Revolution
1(6)
AIDS As a Trigger
7(3)
The Body Revolution
10(5)
Methodology of the Study
15(16)
First Study (1989)
15(2)
Second Study (1998)
17(1)
The Quantitative Study
18(3)
The Qualitative Study
21(10)
The Geography of Desire: 1989
31(16)
The Parks and Surrounding Areas
31(5)
Movie Theaters
36(3)
Saunas
39(8)
The Georaphy of Desire: (1998)
47(14)
Parque Monumental
47(2)
New Pickup Parks
49(2)
Shopping Malls
51(1)
Universities
51(1)
Public Pools
52(1)
La Llanura
53(1)
Pornographic Movie Theaters
54(2)
Pornographic Videos
56(2)
Saunas
58(1)
Numbers
59(2)
Man...Without Words
61(14)
The Language of Metaphor
63(7)
School for Public Sex
70(1)
Language and ``La Differance''
71(4)
The Gay Clientele
75(22)
The Gay Model of Public Sex
76(21)
Violence and Public Sex
97(14)
Thou Shalt Not Communicate (Juan's Story)
100(2)
Invaded Bodies (Alberto's Story)
102(2)
The Eroticism of Danger (Pepe's Story)
104(2)
Nonverbal Sex (Emilio's Story)
106(2)
The Need to Disconnect (Miguel's Story)
108(2)
The Worst Nightmares
110(1)
Cacheros and Locusts (Chapulines)
111(18)
Cacheros
114(4)
Locusts
118(1)
The Vulnerable Body
119(4)
Little Pink Riding Hood Confronts the Big Bad Wolf
123(1)
The Look: From Chapulines to Princes
124(5)
Clash of Cultures
129(16)
The Language of Crime
132(2)
Triggers to Chapuline Violence
134(4)
Ten Rules That Could Save Lives
138(1)
A Visit to the Castle
139(4)
Is Public Sex Revolutionary?
143(2)
Police Officers
145(16)
The Trained Body
148(3)
Homophobia
151(3)
If You Live with Men...
154(3)
Deliver Us from Temptation
157(4)
Conclusion 161(4)
Appendix: Survey of Sexual Practices in Public Sex Places 165(14)
ILPES Questionnaire for Men Who Visit Bars, Discos, and Restaurants
165(14)
Notes 179(6)
Index 185

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