Raw Sex as Limit Experience: A Foucauldian Analysis of Unsafe Anal Sex between Men

@article{Holmes2006RawSA,
  title={Raw Sex as Limit Experience: A Foucauldian Analysis of Unsafe Anal Sex between Men},
  author={Dave Holmes and Patrick O’Byrne and Denise Gastaldo},
  journal={Social Theory \& Health},
  year={2006},
  volume={4},
  pages={319-333}
}
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