men, masculinities and gender politics





Yum, says Michael Flood.

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Movement in a straight line (Interview with Gary Dowsett, part 2)

The men's movement is a painful place for gay men, says academic Gary Dowsett. He doesn't want to hear about the problem of who does the washing up anymore, as he told Michael Flood.

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You show me yours (Interview with Gary Dowsett, part 1)

Why do we need a sexual identity? Is there a heterosexual community? How do we encourage safe sex if we don't validate straight men's sexuality? Writer and activist Gary Dowsett has some ideas. He is interviewed by Michael Flood.

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Journey of desire

David Dendy boldly goes where few men have gone before: across the gulf between desire and politics, to seek new forms of monogamy, masturbation and sexual preference.

Diverse desires

Stubbornly, with determination, I resisted. I knew and experienced emotional and sexual desire from an early age as complex, broad-ranging and variable. It was and is still not a simple attraction to one sex or another. It was and is not fixed to one pattern of attraction, lust or pleasure.

Want to f..k?


Kim Houghton flirts with sex and closeness.

Solo sex


Kim Houghton promotes the pleasures of masturbation.

Fucking & fabrication


Who do men see when they see prostitutes? Celine, a sex worker and writer, tells all.

Coming out het


"Coming out" is a term once reserved for debutante belles entering society and womanhood. More recently it has been used to describe the public revelation that one is gay or lesbian; out of the closet. Nick Sellars is out of the closet again - this time he's back in a suit and tie.

When the one and only, isn't


Are relationships and friendships different or even opposite? Mark Trudinger and Ron Frey think not. They explore alternative ways of 'sharing special spaces' with others, abandoning some common distinctions and finding strong connections in the process.