Men who Sell Sex: International Perspectives on Male Prostitution and HIV/AIDS

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Temple University Press, 1999 - Health & Fitness - 282 pages
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While much is known about prostitution and sex work from studies of female sex workers and their customers, relatively little is known about men who sell sex, either to women or other men. Particularly poorly understood are their motivations for doing so, the circumstances in which the sale of sex occurs, the meanings attached to the acts by both sex worker and client, and the HIV-related risks involved.



Each chapter, written by a national expert, is based on months and even years of interviews with male sex workers, including young boys and elderly men in some countries. The workers discuss why they do the work, what it is like, and what their behavior means to them. For example, those who have regular sex with men often strenuously affirm their heterosexuality, though there is considerable variety in their attitudes.



Each chapter relates the experiences of the male sex workers to the political economy of their neighborhood and assesses the implications of their work for HIV transmission and the AIDS epidemic. The researchers and the sex workers discuss the value of different kinds of health promotion interventions.
 

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Contents

Selling Sex in Cardiff and London
1
Sex for Money between Men and Boys in
23
Male Sex Work
41
Male Sex Work and HIVAIDS in Canada
61
Social Environment and Male Sex Work in
83
Aspects of Male Sex Work in Mexico City
103
Three Decades of Male Sex Work in Santo Domingo
127
Cacherismo in a San José Brothel Aspects of Male
141
Sexual Cultures among
179
Men Who Sell Sex
195
Male Sex Work in Sri Lanka
213
Thai Male Sex Workers and Their Customers
223
Sexual Risk and Male
241
Male Sex Work
263
Index
275
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Male Hustlers and AIDS
159

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Peter Aggleton

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