Urban Aboriginals Author:Geoff Mains A subculture of Gay men participate in a radical form of sexuality and community known as leather. Through intimate forms of play, using such tools as pain-pleasure, bondage, and role-play, leather activity strips away frustrating cultural patterns. Often, this play at the edge brings transcendence, the shift of consciousness, the exploration of... more » new mind-space and a new vision of the self.
This innovative book pioneers in sensitively exploring, probing, and celebrating leathersexuality -- with such chapters as "Anatomy of a Culture," "The Flowers of Pain," "Bondage and Inner Peace," "Celebration of the Hidden Animal." and "The Prison of the Flesh."
Author Geoffrey Mains was trained in biochemistry and ecology at the Universities of Toronto and British Columbia, and in community, culture, and politics in Vancouver and San Francisco. He died in 1989.
"A pioneering book with ground-breaking and startling conclusions." --Advocate« less