SEX WITHOUT ROLES, $4, 5½” x 8½”, copied, 34 pgs.

May 23, 2018

I really want to be open and kind to others who are not my background (cis, upper-middle class, white male). Having not grown up around trans people, I know I have a lot to learn. That’s why I appreciate reading zines like Sex without Roles, written by Eli Sasche, a transman. Eli covers a range of topics related to the trans community, including sex, flirting and dating, consent, long-term relationships, and sex with changing body parts. It’s not overly thorough, but it’s still a good primer for someone like myself to get a bit of insight into what the concerns are for trans people around the issue of sex. I realize this is just Eli’s point of view, but considering how limited my take is on trans issues, I’m thankful for any introduction. If you’re as unaware of this community as I am, or if you want to just read the experiences of one trans person and sex, I think this is worth checking out. –Kurt Morris (Microcosm Publishing, 2752 N. Williams Ave., Portland, OR 97227)