Remembering the lizard: Reconstructing sexuality in the rooms of narcotics anonymous

  title={Remembering the lizard: Reconstructing sexuality in the rooms of narcotics anonymous},
  author={Lesley L. Green and Mindy Thompson Fullilove and Robert E. Fullilove},
  journal={The Journal of Sex Research},
  pages={28 - 34}
The crack epidemic was devastating to poor American communities in part because of the destruction wrought by the system of exchanging sex for drugs, which was a key feature of the crack‐use culture. Sex‐for‐drugs exchanges were often conducted under unsafe circumstances and were linked to the spread of AIDS and other STDs as well as unplanned pregnancies. The existence of this alternative system of sexual relationships threatened the economic viability of established commercial sex work and… 
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