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Still Straight: Sexual Flexibility among White Men in Rural America

Tony Silva

Abstract

Hundreds of thousands of straight American men have had sex with multiple men. Not all are closeted gay or bisexual men. Nor are they all just experimenting. This book examines the stories of sixty such men in rural areas and small towns across the Pacific Northwest, the Mountain West, and the Midwest. They identified as straight primarily because they are embedded in institutions and communities that reward male heterosexuality and masculinity. The author refers to all of this as “straight culture.” Most identified as straight not because they hated gay or bisexual men. Instead, they felt tha ... More

Keywords: masculinity, heterosexuality, rural

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2021 Print ISBN-13: 9781479801091
Published to NYU Press Scholarship Online: September 2021 DOI:10.18574/nyu/9781479801091.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Tony Silva, author
University of British Columbia