Home Issues Dossier Sexualités et prévention dans les Novels can contribute to the learning of sexuality, in feeding erotic scenarios through fiction. In the contemporary world, the HIV epidemic inspired numerous novels that highlight issues of the expression of sexuality and its prevention. The analysis of a corpus of novels dealing mainly with homosexuality, published in English or French afterallowed us to bring to light representations of the sexual space, as well as scenarios leading to the choice of partners, and diverse erotic and preventive practices. In the novels, our contribution also highlight ethical reflections on eroticism, on prevention as well as on its limits, which can contribute to enrich the field of the anthropology of sexuality and of its relations to health issues. La construction de soi pourrait ainsi être influencée par la lecture.