Short film. Based on award winning story by LGBT fiction pioneer Richard Hall.

Life after Orgasm



Desire, Lust, Passion, SexDesire, Lust, Passion, Sex
by Jameson Currier
Green Candy Press.  288 pages, $14.95


THE TITLE of Jameson Currier’s book of short stories, Desire, Lust, Passion, Sex, making use of four words that need to go on a ten-year hiatus, kept my initial expectations for this book low. The opening story, “Lessons,” a tale about a man who rediscovers his libido with the help of a few dildos and an older teacher, didn’t help matters, because it reads like a class exercise rather than a sincere inquiry into what it means to rediscover sex in middle age. “Even though those gates of mine had been closed so long the locks were rusty, I was still standing outside my closet.” And the explicit descriptions of being busted by a dildo made me wonder who this story is for. Gay men who want to know more about the risks of sexual aids? If so, this is a pretty specialized readership to be addressing.

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