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By Erick Alvarez

What was a way of life for a small variety of homosexual males in massive towns has turn into a lifestyle for many, and the homosexual gymnasium is now a culture on its personal. Muscle Boys: homosexual gymnasium Culture explores the evolution and present constitution of this homosexual way of life that surfaced in San Francisco, West Hollywood, and long island through the Seventies.

Covering historic Greek fitness center tradition, sleek bodybuilding practices, and homoerotic muscle-bound media, Muscles Boys examines the origins of the male athletic excellent. A sociological investigation on masculinity, health, HIV, steroids, and intercourse within the locker room, Muscle Boys dissects the homosexual health club experience, and celebrates homosexual physique tradition and its function in glossy homosexual lifestyles.

Author Erick Alvarez deals a candid learn of the homosexual gymnasium from his point of view as a actual coach within the San Francisco Bay region, and from his interviews and on-line surveys of approximately 6,000 homosexual males. Muscle Boys: homosexual Gym Culture is an enlightening learn for a person attracted to homosexual physique tradition, and a helpful source for lecturers operating in GLBT reports, human sexuality, psychology, or athletics.

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