For 3,000 years, mankind has grappled with fundamental questions about life. What is real? Who or what is God? When is it legitimate for one person to have power over others? What is justice? Beauty? This 84-lecture, 12-professor tour of Western philosophical tradition covers more than 60 of history's greatest minds and brings you a comprehensive survey of the history of Western philosophy from its origins in classical Greece to the present.
"A high-quality, college course without text or ref"
For this collection, Shane Allison has gathered together, in one volume, what comprises the very best, hottest, most creative short-short gay erotica. These are not the typical one-night-stand stories but tales that are intriguing, thrilling, unique, and always surprising!
"Good Erotica Gay or Straight is Good"
Truckers have long been ingrained in the American popular imagination, celebrated in movies like Smokey and the Bandit and many a country-western ballad. They're also a favorite queer sexual icon, joining such types as sailors, cops, firemen, and other guys who "service society". For some gay men, life on the road conjures up images of hairy, sweaty, blue-collar joes traveling from town to town in their big 18-wheelers, pulling into all-night diners, gas stations, cheap motels, and highway rest stops for sex.
"18 Wheels to Heaven..."
Wade, the star basketball player, is getting heat from his coach and stepdad for slacking off during the play-offs. They decide to give him a lesson on how to properly penetrate the hole.
"it was good, not that much of a good story but hot"
A classic of modern gay S/M fiction, Mr. Benson is the compelling story of a young man's quest for the perfect master. In a West Village leather bar, he finds wealthy, sophisticated, exacting Aristotle Benson, who leads him down the path of erotic enlightenment, teaching him to accept cruelty as love, anguish as affection, and ultimately, Mr. Benson as his master. If John Preston, the masterly, handsome author of more than 30 books, was himself a gay icon, his character Mr. Benson defined the culture of gay sex for an entire generation.
Construction workers, plumbers, gardeners - or any hard working man with a tool belt - plays a part in many gay male fantasies. In this steamy collection, we take a ride to the top of a high-rise under construction for a precarious steel-beam encounter; go down in the belly of a dark steamy mine; hang out with some hunky, sweaty landscapers; and slip into the construction manager's office for a quickie. In this world, the hats are not the only thing that's hard.
"Didn't Work for Me"
John Preston brings it back to the basics: a hand on a neck, a boot that needs a spit shine, a trick who leaves with bruises and sweet memories. In books such as the S/M classic Mr. Benson, Preston explored power exchange in all its battered beauty. The sex stories in I Once Had a Master combine a hardcore sensibility with rare psychological insight.
There are good-looking, willing young men in every hidden corner of America - men like Tim and Marc who know a worthy top when they see him. John Preston's powerful and darkly insightful classic The Love of a Master follows the Master's patient, deliberate, and wickedly inventive training of his two boyish but determined devotees as they release themselves to their submissive natures, to the "fear and anticipation" that comes with true service.