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Not Gay: Sex between Straight White Men

Jane Ward


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? This book looks deep into a world where straight guy-on-guy action is a reality: there's fraternity and military hazing rituals; online personal ads, where straight men seek other straight men to masturbate with; and straight men frequenting public restrooms for sexual encounters with other men. For the author, these sexual practices reveal a unique social space where straight white men can, and do, have sex ... More

Keywords: straight white men, sexual practices, gender, racial identity, whiteness, masculinity, heterosexuality, human sexual desire, homosexual sex

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2015 Print ISBN-13: 9781479860685
Published to NYU Press Scholarship Online: September 2016 DOI:10.18574/nyu/9781479860685.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Jane Ward, author
University of California, Riverside

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