By Tim Dean
Barebacking—when homosexual males intentionally abandon condoms and include unprotected sex—has incited loads of surprise, outrage, anger, or even disgust, yet little or no contemplation. Purposely flying within the face of a long time of safe-sex campaigning and HIV/AIDS expertise projects, barebacking is surely radical habit, habit that the majority humans might fairly condemn than comprehend. therefore the time is ripe for Unlimited Intimacy, Tim Dean’s riveting research into barebacking and the certain tradition that has grown round it.
Audacious and undeniably provocative, Dean’s profoundly reflective account is neither a manifesto nor an apology; as an alternative, it's a looking research that assessments the very limits of the research of intercourse within the twenty-first century. Dean’s wide examine into the culture offers a travel of the scene’s bars, intercourse golf equipment, and websites; deals an specific yet refined research of its pornography; and files his personal own studies within the tradition. yet finally, it truly is HIV that animates the talk round barebacking, and Unlimited Intimacy explores how barebackers take into consideration transmitting the virus—especially the concept that intentionally sharing it establishes a brand new community of kinship one of the contaminated. in line with Dean, intimacy makes us susceptible, exposes us to emotional chance, and forces us to drop our mental obstacles. As a devoted test in intimacy with out limits—one that makes these metaphors of intimacy particularly literal—barebacking hence says greatly approximately how intimacy works.
Written with a fierce intelligence and uncompromising nerve, Unlimited Intimacy will turn out to be a milestone in our realizing of sexual behavior.