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Publisher Description

A bold exposé of the controversial secret that has potentially dire consequences in many African American communities
Delivering the first frank and thorough investigation of life “on the down low” (the DL), J. L. King exposes a closeted culture of sex between black men who lead “straight” lives. King explores his own past as a DL man, and the path that led him to let go of the lies and bring forth a message that can promote emotional healing and open discussions about relationships, sex, sexuality, and health in the black community.
Providing a long-overdue wake-up call, J. L. King bravely puts the spotlight on a topic that has until now remained dangerously taboo. Drawn from hundreds of interviews, statistics, and the author’s firsthand knowledge of DL behavior, On the Down Low reveals the warning signs African American women need to know. King also discusses the potential health consequences of having unprotected sex, as African American women represent an alarming 64 percent of new HIV infections. Volatile yet vital, On the Down Low is sure to be one of the most talked-about books of the year.
“A survey by the Centers for Disease Control in Atlanta found that nearly a quarter of black HIV-positive men who had sex with men consider themselves heterosexual.”
Essence

GENRE
Health, Mind & Body
RELEASED
2004
April 14
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
208
Pages
PUBLISHER
Harmony/Rodale
SELLER
Penguin Random House LLC
SIZE
573.8
KB

Customer Reviews

natninyno ,

Review

Outstanding read; it’s a eye opener, I think all women should read it.

RonishadaReal1 ,

Bold confession but a disappointment

I am disgusted by the actions and what I’ve read. This has taught me what I already knew men are careless and can’t be trust. It didn’t teach me anything about the signs of a DL man except signs and ways other DL men find each other out, but we all know they act differently around women and are very good at hiding it. The signs DL men pick up off each other are not performed around women so the only way of finding out is getting a gay guy friend to hit on him or install a spyware on his devices. Either way this just shows how women and their children lives are in danger because of these perverted deceitful selfish cunning men who want to screw everything walking including ya dogs. Men disgust me.

fefeslay ,

Idk 😐 what this is

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