In The Joy of Gay Sex, by Dr. Charles Silverstein and Felice Picano,
fully revised and expanded 3rd edition,
the list of entries begins with Anus and ends with Wrestling,
which seems to invert the order of things.
Like Whitman, the authors celebrate Hair, Hands, Nipples, Cocksize, Buns, and Feet,
and, unlike Whitman, Foreskin.
Beyond Touching and Holding, they explain Sixty-Nining, Rimming and Felching,
and Sex with Straight Men.
And against the Bard’s lonely conception of the Comrade,
Silverstein-Picano embraces Fuck Buddies,
Hustlers, Domestic Partnerships, Tops, Mixed HIV Couples, Friends
and Daddy/Son Fantasies.
The poetry? Would you get off on
“Limitless limpid jets of love hot and enormous, quivering jelly of love”
His poetic successors: “three to seven spurts of fluid at 0.8-second interval.”
Plan for this poem-in-progress