“Peek: Inside the Private World of Public Sex” by Joseph Couture— Impersonal Sex

peekCouture, Joseph. “Peek: Inside the Private World of Public Sex”, Routledge, 2013.

Impersonal Sex

Amos Lassen

All of us know what impersonal sex, many of us have practiced it (or else know it perfectly) and we all love exploring it. Joseph Couture tells us all about it, the why, the how, the result and the when to have it (but this is no guidebook or manual—it is an explanation). When we think of the places for impersonal sex, we think bathhouses, gyms, parks, peep shows, swingers’ clubs, men’s rooms and the internet. Here we have interviews with all kinds of men who openly discuss their sexual habits and experiences. If you are fascinated by this kind of sex, this is the book for you.

One reviewer had these words to describe, “Peek”–“Passionate, Political, Fun, Courageous, Wild. It flows and rocks”. The book is concise and it was written for those who are interested in knowing about gay promiscuity. The author passes no judgment and provides sociological observations. He is also candid as one must be when dealing with this kind of sex. Couture treats his subject with frankness and his discussions about morality and sexuality are to the point. But perhaps the best thing about this book is people speak for themselves.

As a bonus we get helpful tips and dos and don’ts for having sex in public places. Steven Bereznai, who wrote “Gay and Single….Forever?”, says that Couture teaches us how to be “a public perv without being a creep, or becoming jaded”.  The book brings visibility to a form of sexual pleasure that is eschewed by many. Here the silence about impersonal and public sex is broken and Couture does that with great style.

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