What causes a child to grow up gay or straight? In this book, neuroscientist Simon LeVay summarizes a wealth of scientific evidence that points to one inescapable conclusion: Sexual orientation results primarily from an interaction between genes, sex hormones, and the cells of the developing body and brain. LeVay helped create this field in 1991 with a much-publicized study in Science, where he reported on a difference in the brain structure between gay and straight men. Since then, an entire scientific discipline has sprung up around the quest for a biological explanation of sexual orientation. In this book, LeVay provides a clear explanation of where the science stands today, taking the reader on a whirlwind tour of laboratories that specialize in genetics, endocrinology, neuroscience, cognitive psychology, evolutionary psychology, and family demographics. He describes, for instance, how researchers have manipulated the sex hormone levels of animals during development, causing them to mate preferentially with animals of their own gender. LeVay also reports on the prevalence of homosexual behavior among wild animals, ranging from Graylag geese to the Bonobo chimpanzee. Although many details remain unresolved, the general conclusion is quite clear: A person´s sexual orientation arises in large part from biological processes that are already underway before birth. LeVay also makes it clear that these lines of research have a lot of potential because--far from seeking to discover ´´what went wrong´´ in the lives of gay people, attempting to develop ´´cures´´ for homosexuality, or returning to traditional explanations that center on parent-child relationships, various forms of ´´training,´´ or early sexual experiences--our modern scientists are increasingly seeing sexual variety as something to be valued, celebrated, and welcomed into society. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Topher Payne. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/015499/bk_adbl_015499_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Straight guys don´t get hand jobs from other men, right? That´s what Jay thought, too. But then there was that strip poker night with the boys and there weren´t enough girls to go around. Way to blow a guy´s mind - and his load. Now, the boys are back together and headed to an island resort to catch some big waves - no ladies allowed. Jay is going to throw it all to the wind - he´s ready for his first time experience with the boys. But, now there´s two of them. Can he take them both at once? Can his mouth and rear hold up to the pressure? This book contains man on man seduction, palms on shafts, mouths on heads, and sweet, sweet first time back door lovin´. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Marcus M. Wilde. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/077076/bk_acx0_077076_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A straight white girl can kiss a girl, like it, and still call herself straight - her boyfriend may even encourage her. But can straight white guys experience the same easy sexual fluidity, or would kissing a guy just mean that they are really gay? Not Gay thrusts deep into a world where straight guy-on-guy action is not a myth but a reality: There´s fraternity and military hazing rituals, where new recruits are made to grab each other´s penises and stick fingers up their fellow members´ anuses; online personal ads, where straight men seek other straight men to masturbate with; and, last but not least, the long and clandestine history of straight men frequenting public restrooms for sexual encounters with other men. For Jane Ward, these sexual practices reveal a unique social space where straight white men can - and do - have sex with other straight white men; in fact, she argues, to do so reaffirms rather than challenges their gender and racial identity. Ward illustrates that sex between straight white men allows them to leverage whiteness and masculinity to authenticate their heterosexuality in the context of sex with men. By understanding their same-sex sexual practices as meaningless, accidental, or even necessary, straight white men can perform homosexual contact in heterosexual ways. These sex acts are not slippages into a queer way of being or expressions of a desired but unarticulated gay identity. Instead, Ward argues, they reveal the fluidity and complexity that characterizes all human sexual desire. In the end, Ward´s analysis offers a new way to think about heterosexuality - not as the opposite or absence of homosexuality but as its own unique mode of engaging in homosexual sex, a mode characterized by pretense, disidentification, and racial and heterosexual privilege. Daring, insightful, and brimming with wit, Not Gay is a fascinating new take on the complexities of heterosexuality in the modern era. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Dara Rosenberg. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/026002/bk_adbl_026002_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Gay Children, Straight Parents is authored by sexual orientation therapist Richard Cohen, who lived a homosexual life and then came out straight! Today he has been married to his beautiful wife for 38 years and has three adult children. Over the past 30 years as a psychotherapist, Cohen has helped hundreds of parents, family members, and friends who have same-sex attracted (SSA) loved ones. This groundbreaking book describes 12 powerful principles to create more loving and intimate relationships within the family and community. You will hear moving testimonies from parents who share their stories of restored relationships as they helped their SSA sons and daughters fulfill their heterosexual potential. Gay Children, Straight Parents is a gift for family members and friends and for anyone who wishes to understand how to love men and women who experience either unwanted SSA or are living a gay or lesbian life. Clergy and ministry leaders will find this an invaluable resource. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Richard Cohen. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/122686/bk_acx0_122686_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
After receiving his divorce papers, Cameron is ready to move on from his failed marriage and have a little fun. Not that he thought about it often, but when he pictured his freedom, he always pictured it with a bevvy of women. That is until he meets Troy. With pale green eyes, cafe au lait skin, and a bright smile, Troy takes Cameron´s breath away. He´s smart, good-looking, and gay. Though Cameron had never thought of himself as gay, He begins to question himself even more after his initial encounter with Troy. Is it possible for someone who’s been straight his whole life to fall for another man? Does Cameron pursue his curiosity, or does he hesitate to commit to a world unknown to him? As a token of our appreciation, we have included six gay bonus stories for your enjoyment! 1. Language: English. Narrator: Nathan Montgomery. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/108892/bk_acx0_108892_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Heterosexual porn star Ryan is best friends with Guy, the host of a notorious gay bondage program. Ryan knows his best bud Guy is not so secretly in love with him. Can Guy convince Ryan to make a very lucrative career move? A super-sexy and tenderly sweet short story from the author of Str8 Room8! 1. Language: English. Narrator: Steven Nunez. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/097614/bk_acx0_097614_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The most important issue in a gay man’s life is not ´´coming out”, but coming to terms with the invalidating past. Despite the progress made in recent years, many gay men still wonder, ´´Are we better off?” The byproduct of growing up gay in a straight world continues to be the internalization of shame, rejection, and anger - a toxic cocktail that can lead to drug abuse, promiscuity, alcoholism, depression, and suicide. Drawing on contemporary psychological research, the author’s own journey, and the stories of many of his friends and clients, Velvet Rage addresses the myth of gay pride and outlines three stages to emotional well-being for gay men. The revised and expanded edition covers issues related to gay marriage, a broader range of examples that extend beyond middle-class gay men in America, and expansion of the original discussion on living authentically as a gay man. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Alan Downs, Ph. D. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/high/000653/bk_high_000653_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
If being gay in the new millennium is a good thing, why is it still so unthinkable for a straight man to get f**ked now and then? In these dark and dirty stories Ken Shakin probes the mind and body of the man next door. The hunk, the nerd, the thug, and the dentist. Anonymous men prowl the pages of reportage about normal life and sex stranger than fiction, told as literary gossip by a storyteller who only has to pick up the phone to hear all about it, straight from the horse´s mouth. In each twisted tale top and bottom reveal themselves through a common interest, the act that resists the label. Opposites attract, whatever else you call it. Even in the men´s room. 1. Language: English. Narrator: James Newton. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/027497/bk_acx0_027497_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Michael was always a bit on the metro side, but after his car broke down, a very clean and well-manicured mechanic shows him what being gay is all about. Michael journeys into the wonderful world of pleasure that is being with another man for the very first time. If you are into interracial first time straight to gay, this story is for you. Be swept off your feet today! 1. Language: English. Narrator: Trevor Clinger. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/073853/bk_acx0_073853_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.