Knowledge

This section contains recommendations of books for LGBTIQ and gender and sexual diversity therapists and clients, and provides links to other suitable organisations.

If you are gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, intersex or any other gender or sexual preference and are seeking literature about the societal and personal issues surrounding sexuality and gender, or if you are a therapist who is working with clients such as this and looking for texts to gain a greater understanding, then start your search here.

Once you have found what you are looking for, we highly recommend that you check out Gay’s The Word, a friendly and well stocked bookshop in central London that should meet your requirements. If you do not live in London, consider supporting us by visiting our Amazon shop and purchasing books from there.

We are currently in the process of transferring all of our resources from our old site into these pages, and will continue to add books and material regularly, so this section will continue to grow and expand. Please do visit again if you cannot find what you are looking for just yet. We are also open to suggestions, so if you would like to recommend an appropriate book or link, feel free to contact us.

Finding True Love in a Man-Eat-Man World: the intelligent guide to gay dating, romance and eternal love

Finding True Love in a Man-Eat-Man World: the intelligent guide to gay dating, romance and eternal love Image

Craig Nelson, 1996.

Key Elements: Exploration of deeply rooted gay related issues to love and relationships

The book starts off by asking the reader if it the right time to be dating. It points out the good elements to being single. It helps the reader by focusing early on in the book on the difference between ‘what you want and what you need’. The author explores the topic of gay self hatred, where it comes from, and the background to what he calls gay unacceptance and gay acceptance. Some of the information in the book reflects that it was written in 1996. There is however timeless information about how we avoid love, what bad self esteem can do, and the different types of personalities that can get in the way of love are pointed out. The author draws attention to modern love, and the history of love. The importance of forming new ideas about love and life are mentioned and the influence that our existing ideas about love have on how we build lasting relationships is made clear to the reader. The sex tips like setting the mood, how to have oral sex, and how to have anal sex could be useful to someone who is need of basic information. There are some dating tips. There is also a list of the types of men that normally cause trouble, the list is a bit too long to be very useful but it is amusing. The list includes the terminally single, the whiplash lover (the man who always looks over his shoulder for someone better), and the middle aged kid (who lives like he is in an eternal high school student).

Finding True Love in a Man-Eat-Man World: the intelligent guide to gay dating, romance and eternal love

Finding True Love in a Man-Eat-Man World: the intelligent guide to gay dating, romance and eternal love Image

Craig Nelson, 1996.

Key Elements: Exploration of deeply rooted gay related issues to love and relationships

The book starts off by asking the reader if it the right time to be dating. It points out the good elements to being single. It helps the reader by focusing early on in the book on the difference between ‘what you want and what you need’. The author explores the topic of gay self hatred, where it comes from, and the background to what he calls gay unacceptance and gay acceptance. Some of the information in the book reflects that it was written in 1996. There is however timeless information about how we avoid love, what bad self esteem can do, and the different types of personalities that can get in the way of love are pointed out. The author draws attention to modern love, and the history of love. The importance of forming new ideas about love and life are mentioned and the influence that our existing ideas about love have on how we build lasting relationships is made clear to the reader. The sex tips like setting the mood, how to have oral sex, and how to have anal sex could be useful to someone who is need of basic information. There are some dating tips. There is also a list of the types of men that normally cause trouble, the list is a bit too long to be very useful but it is amusing. The list includes the terminally single, the whiplash lover (the man who always looks over his shoulder for someone better), and the middle aged kid (who lives like he is in an eternal high school student).

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