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AIDS and Behavior     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 18)
AIDS Research and Therapy     Open Access   (Followers: 15)
Archives of Sexual Behavior     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13)
Bagoas - Estudos gays: gêneros e sexualidades     Open Access  
BMJ Sexual & Reproductive Health     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Cadernos de Gênero e Diversidade     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Cadernos Pagu     Open Access  
Cuadernos Kóre     Open Access  
Culture, Health & Sexuality: An International Journal for Research, Intervention and Care     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 17)
European Journal of Politics and Gender     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Gay and Lesbian Law Journal     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Genre, sexualité & société     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
HIV/AIDS - Research and Palliative Care     Open Access   (Followers: 20)
Human Reproduction Update     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 18)
International Journal of Sexuality and Gender Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 26)
International Journal of Transgender Health     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
Journal of Bisexuality     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
Journal of Black Sexuality and Relationships     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Journal of Gay & Lesbian Issues in Education     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
Journal of Gay & Lesbian Psychotherapy     Partially Free   (Followers: 10)
Journal of Gay & Lesbian Social Services     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Journal of Gender and Power     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Journal of GLBT Family Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Journal of Homosexuality     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13)
Journal of Lesbian Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Journal of LGBT Health Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
Journal of LGBT Issues in Counseling     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
Journal of LGBT Youth     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14)
Journal of Psychosexual Health     Open Access  
Journal of Sex & Marital Therapy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
Journal of Sex Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14)
Journal of Sexual & Reproductive Medicine     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Journal of the Gay and Lesbian Medical Association     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Mandrágora     Open Access  
Psychology & Sexuality     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 16)
Psychology of Sexual Orientation and Gender Diversity     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 13)
QED : A Journal in GLBTQ Worldmaking     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Queer Cats Journal of LGBTQ Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Queer Studies in Media & Popular Culture     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Raheema     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Religion and Gender     Open Access   (Followers: 14)
Revista Periódicus     Open Access  
Screen Bodies : An Interdisciplinary Journal of Experience, Perception, and Display     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Seksuologia Polska     Full-text available via subscription  
Sex Roles     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 18)
Sexes     Open Access  
Sexual Addiction & Compulsivity: The Journal of Treatment & Prevention     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Sexual and Relationship Therapy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Sexual Medicine     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Sexualities     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 16)
Sexuality & Culture     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 21)
Sexuality and Disability     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 18)
Sexuality Research and Social Policy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
Sexualization, Media, & Society     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
SQS - Suomen Queer-tutkimuksen Seuran lehti     Open Access  
Theology & Sexuality     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
Transgender Health     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Whatever : A Transdisciplinary Journal of Queer Theories and Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Zeitschrift für Sexualforschung     Hybrid Journal  
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ISSN (Print) 1095-5143 - ISSN (Online) 1936-4822
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  • Turkish Adaptation of Female Sexual Distress Scale-R: A Validity and
           Reliability Study
    • Abstract: While female sexual disorders are highly prevalent in Turkey, the percentage of the women seeking help on the issue is extremely low. Hence, we believe there is a need for a simple instrument to diagnose female sexual disorders. The aim of this study was to define the validity and reliability of the Female Sexual Distress Scale-R in Turkish and to determine its cutoff point according to the Female Sexual Function Index. The scale was administered to 214 women aged 19–63 years and living in Ankara. For the reliability analysis of the scale, internal consistency, split half analyses was used. To test the validity of the scale, exploratory and confirmatory factor analyses were used. To define the breakpoint, ROC curve analysis was used. The Cronbach alpha value of the scale is .96; the Guttman split half value is .094. For the validity study, Kaiser–Meyer–Olkin was found to be .93 and Bartlett’s sphericity was χ2 = 2440; p < 0.001. A single factor model that explains 66.78% of the total variance was obtained. The fit indexes were χ2/df = 2.351, RMSEA = 0.079, CFI = 0.970, IFI = 0.970, GFI = 0.923, and NFI = 0.949. The item-total correlations were defined as .621–.837. The scale has a high negative correlation with FSFI and its per sub-dimensions. In the ROC analysis, the area under the curve was defined to be .76, and the breakpoint was 7.5. The sensitivity of the scale was 71%, specificity was 70%, positive prediction power was .786, and negative prediction power was .679. It was concluded that the Turkish-language version of FSDS-R is a valid and reliable instrument in identifying female sexual disorders.
      PubDate: 2019-03-16
      DOI: 10.1007/s12119-019-09599-2
  • I Feel Blacker : Applying a Black Feminist Paradigm to an Intervention
           Program for Black Men Who Have Sex with Men in the South
    • Abstract: Research on black men who have sex with men (BMSM) has tended to focus on HIV-related health disparities. Because the disease disproportionately affects BMSM, this emphasis is important. Yet it is also valuable to consider other dimensions of their lives. This study examines views about race and racial identity for ninety 18–24-year-old BMSM who participated in a culturally-based risk-reduction prevention program in the South. Moreover, based on its dual emphasis on oppression and resistance for marginalized groups, we consider whether and how their sentiments can be better understood using a black feminist lens. Quantitative results suggest tensions around the topic of race, but generally more affirming views about their racial identities and increased knowledge about racial issues. Qualitative findings reflect themes of identity and group affirmation and pragmatic strategies to reduce risk. The possible benefits of culturally-based interventions are discussed.
      PubDate: 2019-03-12
      DOI: 10.1007/s12119-019-09598-3
  • Lessons from Gay and Lesbian Activism in Asia: The Importance of Context,
           Pivotal Incidents and Connection to a Larger Vision
    • Abstract: Recent success and setbacks in the journey towards the recognition of same-sex marriage in Taiwan has drawn international attention to gay rights in Asia. While Taiwan may be making strides towards recognition of same-sex relationships, in contrast to Europe and North America, gay and lesbian activism has enjoyed only mixed success in Asia. This article examines the development and success factors of activism in five neighbouring jurisdictions: Hong Kong, China, Singapore, Taiwan, and Malaysia. In doing so, it explores how various elements condition the evolution and achievements of activist efforts. Specifically, the study examines the impact of the political and religious/cultural context on the progress towards equality. Beyond these contextual conditions, it concludes that activists most effectively make critical progress in instances where they are able to capitalize on pivotal incidents that have the potential of generating public empathy, and when they successfully draw connections between their specific claims to the values and needs shared by the larger population.
      PubDate: 2019-03-11
      DOI: 10.1007/s12119-019-09597-4
  • The Reaction of the Colombian Catholic Church to the Secularization of
           Sexual and Reproductive Life (1960–1980)
    • Abstract: Although the Catholic Church has been, since Spanish colonization, the hegemonic religious institution in Colombia, it has lost control over different spheres of society including private life, especially since the second half of the twentieth century. Significant cultural changes, demographic growth, more access to education and work, the rise of mass media, legal advancement in women´s favor and the weakening of the pulpit and the confession as spaces of social control, led to the transformation of the ideas around sexuality and the traditional family model. This article aims to show how in Colombia, despite the strong opposition of the church and the efforts it made to maintain Catholic values, the reproductive and sexual sphere have managed to secularize, meaning it has accomplished autonomy. Today, this sphere is considered as something intimate and private, and the influence that Catholic Church had over it has declined.
      PubDate: 2019-03-07
      DOI: 10.1007/s12119-019-09596-5
  • Celebrating the 150th Birthday of Magnus Hirschfeld
    • PubDate: 2019-03-01
      DOI: 10.1007/s12119-018-9555-x
  • Attitudes Towards Sexuality in Older Men and Women Across Europe:
           Similarities, Differences, and Associations with Their Sex Lives
    • Abstract: The aim of the study was to explore attitudes towards sexuality and sexual behaviour in older adults in Norway, Denmark, Belgium, and Portugal. A cross-sectional survey with representative samples of the population aged 60–75 years recruited through phone registers in Norway (676 men and 594 women), Denmark (530 men and 515 women), Belgium (318 men and 672 women), and Portugal (236 men and 273 women) was conducted. The data collection was carried out using an anonymous postal questionnaire. Four dimensions of attitudes towards sexuality were identified: ‘sex for love’, ‘sexual pressure in society’, ‘sex for well-being’, and ‘sexual changes and ageing’. Discriminant analyses identified three discriminant attitude functions: sex for well-being, sexual changes due to ageing, and sex for love. Portuguese men had positive attitudes towards sex as good for well-being in older adults but believed ageing was an obstacle to being sexual at this stage of life. Portuguese women believed sex was good for well-being and did not consider ageing an obstacle to sexual enjoyment. Norwegian men and Danish women believed changes in sexuality due to ageing were no obstacle to being sexual but did not believe that sex was good for well-being. The attitudes of Belgian and Danish men were largely inclined in the direction that sex is not particularly important for elderly people and that changes in sexuality occur due to the ageing process. Men and women were committed to the attitude of sex for love, although this was observed most in Belgian participants and least in Danish men. Positive attitudes towards sex for well-being and towards ageing and sexual changes correlated with less change in sexual interest and sexual enjoyment, and with increased frequency of intercourse and masturbation. To tailor successful sexual health interventions, attitudes of sexuality in older people should be addressed.
      PubDate: 2019-03-01
      DOI: 10.1007/s12119-018-9564-9
  • Biopower, Sadomasochism, and Pastoral Power: Acceptance via Transgression
    • Abstract: The transposition of biopower from the state to the individual has been a major preoccupation of biopower scholarship in recent decades. While some researchers have found grounds for optimism in the diminution of state control over people’s bodies, others see the change as merely a more sophisticated version of state control which has become, if anything, more invasive of individual lifestyle choices. In this paper I show how the institutionalization of hierarchical power relations does justify optimism about ways of confronting the complex mechanisms of control entailed in modern biopower. I claim that the crux of control in our information society derives from the transposition of the pastoral power described by Michel Foucault to the modern state and that the institutionalization of hierarchical power relations can constitute an effective countermeasure to that power. Hierarchical power exchanges can generate a social and cultural framework which, while operating according to the logic of biopower, expands modes of thought and practice beyond the unified thinking that contributes significantly to the modern state’s control over the individual.
      PubDate: 2019-03-01
      DOI: 10.1007/s12119-018-9563-x
  • Was 1992 a Turning Point for Homosexuals in Contemporary India'
    • Abstract: For many familiar with contemporary India’s history of homosexuality, 1992 may be seen as a turning point. In 1992, activists protested against the infamous anti-sodomy law, Section 377 of the penal code, a provision which had been frequently employed by the police to harass the gay community. The public protest marked a historical point in the lives of the Indian homosexuals as the issue of homosexual citizenry entered public and popular discourse in contemporary Indian society. This paper seeks to establish the validity of 1992 as a historical point beyond the singular event of protest. It attempts to encourage one to consider the ways in which the increased political subjectivity of the homosexuals in contemporary India intersect with the historical emergence of the Hindu Right’s ideological hegemony from the 1990s. The added lens helps one to seek how the political and the personal can come together to identify, and invite discussion on, the varying statuses of different homosexual groups, ranging from lesbians to Muslim homosexuals, both of which tended to be marginally excluded from the emergence of a collective homosexual identity in the movement against Section 377.
      PubDate: 2019-03-01
      DOI: 10.1007/s12119-018-9548-9
  • Identity Formation of Filipino Burlesque Performers: An Interpretative
           Phenomenological Analysis
    • Abstract: Burlesque has seen a resurgence in the form of recreation and exists in different parts of the globe. This study uses the lens of interpretative phenomenological analysis in examining the identity formation of recreational Filipino burlesque performers. Results reveal that performers see burlesque as an art form where they are able to freely express themselves, tell a story, and create a persona distinct from their main self. In the process of improving their sense of self and confidence they seek to empower others and appreciate their sexuality. However, the influence of culture is evident in the identity formation process, as they report the prevalence of stigma with some performers needing to hide their identities from their parents and employers. However, support from family members, peers and their burlesque community offers a safe space as their identities continue to evolve.
      PubDate: 2019-03-01
      DOI: 10.1007/s12119-018-9547-x
  • An Examination of Men’s Wealth and Age Disparate Partnerships in South
           Africa: A Nationally Representative Cross-Sectional Survey
    • Abstract: Evidence indicates that age-disparate sexual partnerships increase a young woman’s risk of HIV acquisition. Studies suggest that age-disparate relationships are fuelled by socio-economic disparities, with economically disadvantaged young women in sexual relationships with comparatively wealthier older men. Limited data exists on the socio-economic status of men in age-disparate relationships relative to men in age-similar relationships. This study explores whether men in age-disparate and similar-aged partnerships differ on socio-economic indicators. A 2012 nationally representative cross-sectional survey of 10,034 men was analysed. The sample was restricted to sexually active men older than 24 years old (N = 1330). The survey included information on the men’s three most recent sexual partners and three measures of socio-economic status. Multiple regression models were used to compare the socio-economic status of men in age-similar partnerships to men in age-disparate partnerships. Just less than half (44.6%) of the men were involved in only age-similar partnerships. The multiple regression results indicate that household wealth, access to essential services and employment status were not significantly associated with an increased likelihood of men engaging in age-disparate partnerships. Additionally, the relationship between men’s wealth and age disparate partnering did not vary according to geographical context. Men engaging in age-disparate partnerships do not differ with regards to their socio-economic status from men in partnerships with women of a similar age. Whilst economic disparity may prevail between males and females within age-disparate relationships, this study reveals that the men in these relationships are not economically advantaged over men in age-similar relationships.
      PubDate: 2019-03-01
      DOI: 10.1007/s12119-018-9561-z
  • Sexuality as Failure: Psychoanalytic Concepts, Cultural Perspectives
    • Abstract: This contribution focuses on the ways in which sexuality is negotiated in western societies today, ensuing from two cultural examples: In November 2017, within the context of the #MeToo campaign, a British mother urged for the banning of the fairy tale “Sleeping Beauty” from elementary school books, stating that it promotes “inappropriate” sexual behavior. The article headlined “Voll Porno” (All Porn), published 2007 in the weekly German magazine, stern, can be seen in the context of the so-called “pornographization”. The piece laments that some children “no longer learn what love is”. This contribution argues that both of these morally laden discourses “fail” themselves. Contrary to their own agenda, the way in which their content and messages are relayed appears to, in and of itself, actually perpetrate what they are negatively evaluating rather than exclude it: namely, a victimization or fetishization of endangered white innocence and a transgression of limits, respectively. In the context of subsequent theoretical considerations, some psychoanalytic reflections about sexuality’s confusing, “transboundary” aspects are given. Here the question is: Isn’t sexuality always a form of “failure”' Overall, shown through selected cultural productions, this contribution examines the central question: What is missing in today’s cultural concepts of sexuality'
      PubDate: 2019-03-01
      DOI: 10.1007/s12119-018-9552-0
  • Queering Indian Classical Music: An Exploration of Sexuality and Desire
    • Abstract: This article explores representations of gendered power structures and the notions of sexuality in Indian Classical Music. Hindustani music has evolved over the past eight centuries, from folk music, through the medieval courts, into wider public acclaim in modern times. This tradition of art has been conferred an almost ‘sanctimonious’ status, owing to the pedantic nature of its development and structuring by male artists, the ustads and pandits, purists who followed strict standards and specifications to maintain the conventions of the music form. Following the structure of the ragas as melodies, and the bandish for lyrics, Hindustani music has maintained a puritanical approach to desire and sexuality. Ironically, the subject and discourse of this classical art form have predominantly been themes of passion, pathos and pining, from a feminine perspective. The Feminine is portrayed as insufficient and incomplete, while the Masculine and masculinity are characterised as absolute and the supreme subject of desire. The article examines traditional and historical compositions, the bandish, situating them within the customs and manners of the time and the art form, to suggest the queer characteristics of Hindustani music, the art and the tradition. Pursuing contemporary discourses on ‘Queering’ and applying them to reinterpret Indian Classical Music, illuminates and questions hetero-normative cisgendered conventions in creative expressions, in an art form, which has largely been promoted, performed and accorded patronage by men. This article demystifies notions of sexuality and desire, within an unquestioned domain of male hegemonies in artistic expression.
      PubDate: 2019-03-01
      DOI: 10.1007/s12119-018-9558-7
  • Having Your Cake and Eating It, Too: Factors Impacting Perception of Life
           Satisfaction During Outside Partnerships
    • Abstract: Considering both the prevalence of infidelity and the preoccupation in the U.S. with achieving personal happiness, the question of whether participating in affairs increases perception of life satisfaction is a relevant one. This study utilized a sample population of married individuals specifically seeking extramarital sexual encounters (n = 1070) and investigated those factors which influence the individual’s overall perception of life satisfaction before, during, and after their affairs. Findings indicate that while affairs do tend to make respondents happy, a number of factors influence perception of life satisfaction during an affair, including a belief that an outside partner is required to remain in a primary partnership, a desire to remain in the primary partnership, at least biweekly sexual events with the outside partner, a belief that the individual loves their outside partner, and seeking out the partnership due to sexual dissatisfaction within the primary partnership. There was also a gender effect. A surprising finding was that even after the outside partnership ends, respondents reported a higher life satisfaction rating than before the outside partnership.
      PubDate: 2019-03-01
      DOI: 10.1007/s12119-018-9545-z
  • Sexual Double Standards in White and Asian Americans: Ethnicity, Gender,
           and Acculturation
    • Abstract: This study compares attitudes of sexual double standards (beliefs that grant more sexual freedom to men than to women) in White and Asian Americans. 506 heterosexual participants living in the U.S. (334 Whites and 172 Asians aged 18–45) answered questions assessing their attitudes towards men and women displaying various liberal sexual behaviors. Asian participants also indicated their levels of American acculturation and Asian cultural affiliation. The study found significant evidence of sexual double standards in both Whites and Asians, with certain ethnically different patterns. Whites and Asians did not differ significantly in their levels of sexual double standards when it concerned casual sexual and multiple sexual partners at the same time. However, Asians expressed stronger support for double standards than Whites when evaluating people for taking the initiative in sex and for having a large accumulated number of sexual partners. In both ethnic groups, men demonstrated stronger double standards than did women. Both Whites and Asians, regardless of gender, reported more conservative sexual attitudes for choosing marriage partners than in judging people in general. In the case of Asians, American acculturation and Asian cultural affiliation had limited and gender-specific effects on endorsement of sexual double standards. This study not only addresses an important gap in the sexual double standards literature but also brings new insights to the general discussion of ethnic differences in sexual attitudes.
      PubDate: 2019-03-01
      DOI: 10.1007/s12119-018-9543-1
  • The Effect of Sexism and Rape Myths on Victim Blame
    • Abstract: Rape myths are false beliefs about sexual violence that encourage blaming the victim and exonerating the offender. Within the framework of the Ambivalent Sexism Theory, we tested a model investigating the effect of each dimension of ambivalent sexism on the endorsement of each rape myth, and in turn the effect of each myth on the attribution of responsibility (to the perpetrator vs. to the victim) in case of sexual violence. Participants were 264 students (54.9% females). Results showed that hostile sexism toward women fostered the endorsement of each myth, whereas benevolence toward men enhanced the myth ‘He didn’t mean to’ and this increased the perception of the victim’s responsibility. Implications in developing interventions to de-construct rape myths are discussed.
      PubDate: 2019-03-01
      DOI: 10.1007/s12119-018-9549-8
  • Sexy Media Dissidents: State Regulation, Dissidence, Pornography and Gay
           Men in Malaysia
    • Abstract: This paper considers the effects of media censorship and dissidence in Malaysia within the context of gay men and pornography, and how these oft-considered taboo subjects intersect within the society. Malaysia’s media landscape has revealed many flaws in the country’s political and social environment. The place of gay men and pornography within this media landscape is examined through interviews with gay Malaysian men. It frames the intersection of politics and private lives through the lenses of sociologist and philosopher Jürgen Habermas, feminist Carol Hanisch, psychologist Todd G. Morrison and sociologist Jeffrey Weeks. An analysis of selected interviews reveals that within the Malaysian media landscape, pornography surpasses the realm of pleasure, and is a form of dissent and discreet protest against the regulation of sexual lives. The stigmatisation of pornography and pervasive homophobic rhetoric has allowed these sexy media dissidents to perform new connections, foster self-awareness and move toward increasing political and sexual freedom and subjectivity.
      PubDate: 2019-03-01
      DOI: 10.1007/s12119-018-9550-2
  • Pornography Use and Virginity Status: Examining the Correlations of
           Pornography Consumption for Virgins and Non-virgins
    • Abstract: Few studies have examined the influence of pornography consumption based on virginity status. Therefore, this study examines the associations between pornography consumption and emerging adult sexual and relationship development based on virginity status. Quantitative data comes from 133 emerging adults (85.7% female; Mean age: 21.24; 24.1% virgins). Qualitative data comes from 21 participants. Results illustrated that pornography consumption was not associated with virgins’ affectionate and sexual behaviors. Additionally, pornography consumption was marginally associated with increased commitment for non-virgins’ romantic quality. Qualitative analyses revealed that consuming pornography provided unrealistic sex expectations or material to improve sexual experiences. Pornography may have mixed effects on emerging adult development.
      PubDate: 2019-03-01
      DOI: 10.1007/s12119-018-9556-9
  • Sexual Harassment at Work Among Tunisian Women Physicians
    • Abstract: Sexual harassment at work is receiving increasing attention, particularly as women’s participation rates in the labor force increase. The purpose of this study was to evaluate women doctors’ perception of sexual harassment (SH) and assess SH prevalence in this population, compared with a control group. A cross-sectional study was conducted on a sample of Tunisian women doctors compared with a control group. We used a questionnaire exploring the knowledge of the participants about SH and personal experience. 154 women received the questionnaire. The response rate was 62.3% (65 women doctors and 31 non-medical women). Only 32.3% of female physicians were able to provide a formal definition of SH versus 22.6% in the non-physician group. We didn’t find a difference between the two groups concerning the perception of nonverbal forms of SH. Doctors said they were more victims of SH at work than non-medical women (27.7% vs. 16.1%). We found a statistically significant relationship between being a witness of SH and being a victim of SH at work in the group of doctors. Most women in Tunisia do not seem to recognize SH. Therefore, studies on a larger scale as well as educational and informative campaigns seem to be necessary.
      PubDate: 2019-03-01
      DOI: 10.1007/s12119-018-9562-y
  • Perceptions of Gender Roles in Sexual Relations and the Sexual Experiences
           of Medical Students in the Nile Delta of Egypt
    • Abstract: Research into youth sexuality is limited in countries of the Middle East. This study investigated perceptions of gender roles in sexual relations and the sexual experiences of medical students in the Nile Delta region of Egypt. A total of 525 students from two faculties of medicine in the Nile Delta Region (age range 18–25 years; 54.7% males) completed a self-administered, anonymous questionnaire on youth sexual attitudes and behaviours. There was a split of opinions about the right of women to have access to sexual knowledge and there was a generally negative attitude towards sexually liberal women. Males’ attitude significantly differed from that of females reflecting more masculine attitude in perception of sexual rights. On the other hand residence showed no association with differences in attitude among studied participants. Most students had no experience of dating (73.5%), sexual kissing (86.3%) or body touching/hugging (83.8%). Only 3.8% of students reported having heterosexual relations and 0.8% homosexual sex more than once. Sexual fantasies, masturbation and watching of sexual videos were reported by 40.4, 42.9 and 31.4% respectively. Gender significantly affected students’ attitude and practices while urban/rural differences had only a limited effect on practices.
      PubDate: 2019-03-01
      DOI: 10.1007/s12119-018-9559-6
  • A Mixed-Method Study of Same-Sex Kissing Among College-Attending
           Heterosexual Men in the U.S.
    • Abstract: This is the first research to assess the prevalence of same-sex kissing among college-attending, heterosexual men in the United States. We utilized a mixed-method study of 442 quantitative surveys and 75 in-depth interviews with participants from 11 universities in order to understand the frequency, context and meanings of same-sex kissing. We found that the prevalence of kissing on the cheek among these participants was 40%, and kissing on the lips 10%. Both types of kisses were predicted by positive attitudes toward gay men and both types of kissing were generally described as non-sexual expressions of affection. We situate these empirical results within contemporary theoretical debates about masculinities and contend that the meanings associated with heterosexual masculinity are undergoing a profound shift in U.S. culture. This trend of same-sex kissing needs further attention to fully understand these shifts and the emerging homosocial and tactile experiences of young American men.
      PubDate: 2019-03-01
      DOI: 10.1007/s12119-018-9560-0
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