from the diary: “Tuesday 8/19/86
“Jeff came over. That is, I met him on the way to the library (to return Aphrodisiac: fiction from Christopher Street -- a good little collection of gay fiction) … [Jeff] wandered around with me, came back here. We played a couple [board] games.”
I was both embarassed by and defiant about carrying this book around. Cover pic showing man’s bare torso (stopping short of the pubes), and with that title, didn’t it scream? It was literary fiction, not porn. I don’t remember anything about the stories. What can I say? Christopher Street was a gay literary magazine out of New York.