Five Erotic Tales
No two men are alike, but when they're hung like horses, they have a lot in common. Bodybuilders, Amateur Hypnotists, Vice Cops, Straight Porn Stars, Mechanics - they all like hot man-on-man sex. Explore liberated gay male sexuality in the 1970's through these five short stories by the legendary erotica writer Peter Schutes. More
No two men are alike, but when they're hung like horses, they have a lot in common. Bodybuilders, Amateur Hypnotists, Vice Cops, Straight Porn Stars, Mechanics - they all like hot man-on-man sex. Explore liberated gay male sexuality in the 1970's through these five short stories by the legendary erotica writer Peter Schutes.
These post-Stonewall, pre-AIDS stories illustrate the freedom and pervasiveness of male sexuality. All stories take place between 1970-1980 in and around Los Angeles. Some were published in Blueboy, Honcho and other gay porn rags, while others were discovered in a filing cabinet after Peter's death.
Like the title suggests, there are five stories in this collection.
This is one of several works of short erotic fiction written by Peter in the 1970s that had been lost to time. PS Publishers stumbled across it in a filing cabinet reserved for taxes. This story is set in the burgeoning bodybuilder community that became the center of a movement. Extreme size becomes a burden rather than a blessing. Peter suffered from the same problems of over-endowment as the hero of this story, Taryn Rearden.
Another story found among the files of unpublished works of Peter Schutes. Peter left a handwritten note stapled to the manuscript. It read, “Like my Panama novel, this story is told primarily from the point of view of a man with a very small appendage. I often fantasized what it would be like to be small like Jeffrey. I have known very few men with small endowments. They are just as rare as the horse hung. Just like I felt with my unwieldy monster, they have all said that they saw their tiny penis as a curse for years. It wasn’t until they discovered that with many men, opposites attract. By embracing their femininity, rather than yearning for masculinity, they became a coveted sexual partner. I have a much harder time finding someone to top me than do they. "
Of this novella, Peter wrote: “KwikLube 5000 was my first attempt at portraying the San Fernando Valley, the capital of pornography and bleach blond hair. The Valley is an enigmatic place. There is no “there” there, as Gertrude Stein would say. It’s just an endless expanse of ugly signs and drive-thru businesses. Nobody leaves his or her car, which is why KwikLube 5000 was such a success. The driver could stay in the car and read the Los Angeles Times while mechanics fiddled with the car one story down. Despite my disparaging words, the Valley is actually dear to my heart. The bathhouses there have the most handsome men, who are much more receptive to an old, well-hung fart like me.”
This work of short erotic fiction is another that was found in the tax filing cabinet of Peter Schutes. It features the re-appearance by Shamus Little, the short body builder with a big rear and a tiny endowment. He built his body for one purpose, and he never fails to amaze. Tasked with doing “whatever it takes” to bring down a drug ring in Venice, California, two cops discover just how close they have become. Both reveal hidden secrets about their friendship and their anatomy.
This story is one of the last written by Peter before his death in 1981 at the age of 85 years old. It is set in his adopted city, Los Angeles, in the present, which was 1980. The language and expressions are modern. The story deals with modern themes, like sexual hypnosis, exercise and fitness, and the cult of body worship that became synonymous with the 1980’s in the wake of Olivia Newton John’s “Physical.” It is a testament to his skill as a writer that he captured this moment in time so precisely.
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