Special thanks to David Halperin, Gay Hawkins, Michael Hurley, Lea Redfern, Tobin Saunders and Sophie Cunningham at Allen & Unwin for providing tremendous personal and professional encouragement, and inspiration.
Many people and organisations have provided me with assistance, and influenced my ideas in direct and indirect ways: Sue Kippax, Kane Race, the National Centre for HIV Social Research, UNSW, Rebecca Huntley, Jane Mills, Alan McKee, Linda Jaivin, Irene Graham, Michael Flood, the organisers and participants of the Newcastle National Young Writers' Festivals, Anna Munster, Virginia Madsen, Andrew Murphie and the staff, students and fellow postgrads in Schools of Sociology and Media and Communication, UNSW. Graeme Barwell, Kate Bowles and their students at UOW. Jo-Anne Baker, Barbara Carrellas, Leith Douglas, Jenny Baldwin, Angela Kelly, Gary Smith, Niamh Stephenson, Brett McCann of ASSERT, Elisabeth Marnie, Bettina Frankham, Margaret McCarthy, Jenny Hacker, and staff and students in the School of Humanities at UTS. Robyn Julian and Simon Stead, the ‘Wheel of Misfortune’ team from the AIDS Treatment Project Australia. The organisers and presenters at the World Pornography Conference, University of California, Northridge. Also, my VSO pals from the House, Issi Aaron, Jill Keys, Jill Macnaught, Meaghan Morris, Liz Jacka, Helen Wilson, my very influential Auntie Jeanne Rudd, Alicia Albury and the rest of the Albury and McClure families. Thank you all very, very much.