We intentionally foreground the voices of male behaviorally bisexual prisoners, and in particular prisoners of the group most marginalized and disproportionately impacted in the United States — African American men. Jamir describes having lots of sex inside: The fences are generally double fences with watchtowers housing armed guards, plus often a third, lethal-current electric fence in the middle. We additionally reflect on the role of gender in the implementation of research on prisons, bringing to light possibilities and constraints on the production of knowledge and methodologies for prison scholarship. The sense of who one is becomes navigated through sexual relationships as well as deeply embedded in the institutional structure that surrounds men throughout their time inside. In discussions of sexual relationships as well as in choosing not to seek out sexual relationships, men often considered their peers both as mechanisms of surveillance and support, as well as the surveillance of the institution itself, enacted through guards and specific prison policies. Other people were — how can I say this? Mostly light skinned guys had that problem. As Al put it: The need for applying sexuality studies analyses that understand sexuality as socially constructed, fluid and materially grounded Butler, ; Cohen, ; Mackenzie, ; Rich, ; Rubin, to prison studies is underscored in recent prisoner-generated narratives of sex and sexuality, describing a range of intimacies and sexualities in the carceral context Blackash, ; Stevens, The five domains encompassed questions about: If you needed money on your books, there were some guys who would pay for that sexual favor If faced with threats or coercion, people talked about the importance of fighting back or standing up so as not to be seen as weak and therefore open to further harassment. Understanding the gendered dimensions of incarceration is critical if we are to resist dominant vilifying discourses of bisexual Black men that further embed racism and sexism in our understandings of incarceration.