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   ISSN (Print) 1095-5143 - ISSN (Online) 1936-4822
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  • Development of the Consensual Non-Monogamy Attitude Scale (CNAS)
    • Authors: Marisa T. Cohen; Karen Wilson
      Pages: 1 - 14
      Abstract: Abstract While consensual non-monogamy (CNM) is emerging as a research topic in the field of relationship science, scales intended to measure people’s attitudes toward such configurations are lacking. This study recruited 206 participants to establish the validity and reliability of the Consensual Non-Monogamy Attitude Scale, an instrument consisting of eight statements intended to determine how accepting people are of CNM relationships. Results demonstrated a single factor structure. Scale scores were positively related to sociosexual orientation and perceived satisfaction with non-monogamy and negatively associated with perceived satisfaction with monogamy. Results also revealed significant gender and sexual orientation differences.
      PubDate: 2017-03-01
      DOI: 10.1007/s12119-016-9395-5
      Issue No: Vol. 21, No. 1 (2017)
       
  • Look @ Me 2.0: Self-Sexualization in Facebook Photographs, Body
           Surveillance and Body Image
    • Authors: Lindsay Ruckel; Melanie Hill
      Pages: 15 - 35
      Abstract: Abstract Growing attention has been paid to examining how women present themselves on Social Networking Sites (SNSs). Recently, researchers have found that SNSs seem to provide a unique forum for the reproduction of traditional gender roles, including the sexualization of women. In the current study, we evaluated various correlates of self-sexualization in the Facebook profile pictures of young women. Ten Facebook profile photographs of each of 98 young adult women, ranging in age from 18 to 28 years old, were coded for self-sexualization. Participants also completed self-report surveys measuring appearance-related contingencies of self-worth, body surveillance, and internalization of sociocultural beauty norms. Appearance-related contingencies of self-worth and body surveillance were both independently positively associated with self-sexualization in Facebook profile photographs. Although internalization of sociocultural appearance attitudes did not have a direct effect on self-sexualization in Facebook profile pictures, it did have an indirect effect through body surveillance. Potential theoretical and practical implications and directions for future research are discussed.
      PubDate: 2017-03-01
      DOI: 10.1007/s12119-016-9376-8
      Issue No: Vol. 21, No. 1 (2017)
       
  • If You Build It, They Will Come: Feasibility of Sexual Health Research
           Among Individuals Married Within the Latter Day Saint Faith
    • Authors: Heather Francis; Beth Meyerson
      Pages: 49 - 61
      Abstract: Abstract This study was conducted to determine the feasibility of survey and interview research exploring views on sexual wellness among married individuals within the Latter Day Saint (LDS) faith community. Participants were asked questions about demographics, marital satisfaction, religious practice, sexual health and sexual satisfaction. Feasibility was measured by the expression of choice related to study participation: (1) electing to participate, (2) initiating participation, (3) selection of study engagement method, and (4) completion of each method. The sample included Utah residents married within the LDS faith, irrespective of whether currently practicing. Interested participants were given the option to volunteer through an anonymous online survey or interview. The majority (89.1) preferred to participate anonymously, and fully completed the online survey. Participants completed the full questionnaire despite being asked about “taboo” topics, such as with questions regarding sexual satisfaction. We concluded that it appears feasible to conduct sexual health research among individuals married within the LDS faith. This was the first empirical feasibility examination of sexual health studies among married Latter Day Saints. Future studies should continue to examine sexual health, while noting current church participation, and type of marriage, as this information seems to be essential when discussing sexual health with LDS married persons.
      PubDate: 2017-03-01
      DOI: 10.1007/s12119-016-9378-6
      Issue No: Vol. 21, No. 1 (2017)
       
  • HIV Risk Perception Among College Students at a University in the Midwest
    • Authors: Zelalem Haile; Caroline Kingori; Kay-Anne Darlington; Tania Basta; Bhakti Chavan
      Pages: 62 - 73
      Abstract: Abstract Despite the high prevalence of risky sexual behavior among college students, HIV risk perception in this population remains low. Overall, there is a dearth of studies examining HIV risk perception among college students. We examined HIV risk perception among college students at a University in the Midwest. Students enrolled in undergraduate and graduate courses were recruited for this pilot study (n = 200). The outcome of interest was perceived HIV risk perception. Descriptive and inferential statistical analyses were utilized to examine the association between HIV risk perception and four measures namely: perceived severity of/susceptibility to HIV, perceived benefits of safe sex, perceived barriers to safe sex and self-efficacy, measured using validated instruments. Overall, greater proportion of students perceived that they are not at risk of HIV infection (81.5 %). Participants had high scores for all measures, except for perceived barriers to safe sex [mean score (standard deviation) 24.5 (15.3)]. The multivariable model showed a statistically significant negative association between composite severity of/susceptibility to HIV/AIDS score and moderate perceived HIV risk (OR, 95 % confidence interval) (0.96, 0.93–0.99, p = 0.04). In addition, the odds of having moderate perceived HIV risk were higher among students who currently have a dating partner compared to students who currently do not have a dating partner (3.19, 1.24–8.18, p = 0.01). College level HIV prevention efforts should continue to address HIV risk. Additional research examining risk perception in a much larger, and more diverse, student population is needed.
      PubDate: 2017-03-01
      DOI: 10.1007/s12119-016-9380-z
      Issue No: Vol. 21, No. 1 (2017)
       
  • Intimate Transactions: Sex Toys and the Sexual Discourse of Second-Wave
           Feminism
    • Authors: Hallie Lieberman
      Pages: 96 - 120
      Abstract: Abstract This article examines customer correspondence to Eve’s Garden from women throughout the United States from 1974 to 1989 to determine how ordinary women at the height of the second-wave feminist movement grappled with fraught issues surrounding changing conceptions of sexuality. These exchanges show that feminist sex debates were incorporated into women’s everyday lives, often in terms of a conflict between sexual desires and feminist principles, providing evidence that the personal truly was political. My article shows that sex toys helped women envision their sexuality in new ways. Letters show how ordinary women struggled to take control of their sexuality by creating relationships with commercial establishments in a world awash in social and political changes. Three principal themes emerge from customer correspondence. First is that many feminists were initially skeptical that sex toys could be reconciled with feminist political beliefs. Second is the ambivalence about using an inanimate object, a machine, for sexual pleasure. And third is the complicated role of sex toys in relationships, both lesbian and straight, particularly when women desired vaginal penetration with dildos.
      PubDate: 2017-03-01
      DOI: 10.1007/s12119-016-9383-9
      Issue No: Vol. 21, No. 1 (2017)
       
  • Arthur P. Wolf: Incest Avoidance and the Incest Taboos, Two Aspects of
           Human Nature
    • Authors: Thomas O’Carroll
      Pages: 323 - 329
      PubDate: 2017-03-01
      DOI: 10.1007/s12119-015-9327-9
      Issue No: Vol. 21, No. 1 (2017)
       
  • Erratum to: Arthur P. Wolf: Incest Avoidance and the Incest Taboos, Two
           Aspects of Human Nature
    • Authors: Thomas O’Carroll
      Pages: 330 - 330
      PubDate: 2017-03-01
      DOI: 10.1007/s12119-016-9349-y
      Issue No: Vol. 21, No. 1 (2017)
       
  • Jeffrey Weeks: What is Sexual History?
    • Authors: Florian G. Mildenberger
      Pages: 331 - 332
      PubDate: 2017-03-01
      DOI: 10.1007/s12119-016-9384-8
      Issue No: Vol. 21, No. 1 (2017)
       
  • Amalia Ziv: Explicit Utopias: Rewriting the Sexual in Women’s
           Pornography
    • Authors: Tzachi Zamir
      Pages: 333 - 338
      PubDate: 2017-03-01
      DOI: 10.1007/s12119-016-9396-4
      Issue No: Vol. 21, No. 1 (2017)
       
  • Protected or Unprotected Sex: The Conceptions and Attitudes of the Youth
           in Bolgatanga Municipality, Ghana
    • Authors: Jolien van der Geugten; Berno van Meijel; Marion H. G. den Uyl; Nanne K. de Vries
      Abstract: Abstract The youth in Bolgatanga municipality in Ghana have relatively less knowledge of sexual and reproductive health (SRH) compared to the youth in other parts of Ghana. More fundamental knowledge is needed of the factors that influence young people to have protected and unprotected sex in specific social and cultural contexts, in order to protect them from adverse consequences, such as sexually transmitted diseases (STIs), HIV/AIDS and unintended pregnancies. This study therefore analyzed the conceptions and attitudes of the youth toward protected and unprotected sex, and particularly condom use, in Bolgatanga municipality. Semi-structured and focus group interviews were held with 71 young males and females and 17 adults. The results indicated that many of them lack a comprehensive knowledge of STIs, contraceptives and pregnancy, while a group of them had a negative attitude towards contraceptives. Not all parents, schools and organisations provide young people with a comprehensive education about SRH, and some even discourage such education because they believe it would encourage young people to have sex before marriage. In addition, young people also inform each other about SRH issues, sharing stories and personal experiences with their peers. The information they exchange is not always correct, however; sometimes it merely reflects their own personal preferences. The unequal power in the sexual relationships of young people—related to the traditional value system that gives men, but not women, “sexual freedom, both in and outside marriage”—is another determining factor for unprotected sex.
      PubDate: 2017-04-19
      DOI: 10.1007/s12119-017-9432-z
       
  • Gender, Sexuality, and Social Change in Contemporary China
    • Authors: Fang Chen
      Abstract: Abstract Drawing upon Raymond Williams’ notion of culture and in-depth interviews with 40 women, this article examines forces that have shaped the landscape of sexuality in China. It argues that the process of changing sexuality contains multiple and overlapping forms of sexual culture, in which the party-state’s ideology, emergent sexual cultures and traditional Chinese beliefs intertwine and struggle. In addition to age-based differences in attitudes towards sexual practices within studies of youth culture, this study incorporates a class-based variable into the account.
      PubDate: 2017-04-17
      DOI: 10.1007/s12119-017-9435-9
       
  • Early Modern Queer
    • Authors: Florian G. Mildenberger
      PubDate: 2017-04-13
      DOI: 10.1007/s12119-017-9430-1
       
  • Three Books on Gay Rights
    • Authors: Florian G. Mildenberger
      PubDate: 2017-04-13
      DOI: 10.1007/s12119-017-9428-8
       
  • Three Books on Intersexuals
    • Authors: Florian G. Mildenberger
      PubDate: 2017-04-13
      DOI: 10.1007/s12119-017-9429-7
       
  • Shifting Sexual Boundaries: Ethnicity and Pre-marital Sex in the Lives of
           South Asian American Women
    • Authors: Nazreen S. Bacchus
      Abstract: Abstract Immigrants and their children engage in several forms of boundary making as a means of developing a sense of belonging in America. Second-generation Americans are at the crossroads between meeting their parents’ cultural expectations and selecting new ethnic options that may conflict with ancestral traditions. Women’s sexuality has often been a site for contesting and conforming to ethnic boundaries. This article examines a case study of second-generation South Asian American adult women’s pre-marital sexual behavior to understand how cultural expectations about sex shapes the ways in which they construct ethnic boundaries. Much of the literature on women’s sexuality in immigrant communities in America has focused on married women or constraints placed on women’s virginity. This study highlights a nuanced perspective for understanding how migration to the U.S. creates cultural shifts in ethnic communities by examining how the American born daughters of immigrants define their ethnicity through their pre-marital sexual encounters.
      PubDate: 2017-03-31
      DOI: 10.1007/s12119-017-9421-2
       
  • Sex Talk: Discourses About Female Bodies in Hong Kong Media
    • Authors: Donna Chu
      Abstract: Abstract Sex and Chinese culture appear to be at odds with one another. Sex talk, however, has been on constant supply in Hong Kong media in the past decade. Considering that Chinese culture prefers to conceal, rather than reveal, sexual matters, this study probes into the phenomenon which sees the proliferation of sex-related debates and controversies in news media in this predominantly Chinese society. Two cases about photobooks of female models were used to illuminate the dominant discourses regarding female bodies in Hong Kong media. Since 2009, photobooks featuring teenage models in sexy poses have become standard provisions in the annual Hong Kong Book Fair. In 2015, a 6-year old girl participated in the production of a photobook. It soon caught the attention of critics who questioned the sexual connotations of a few pictures. Despite the decision to recall all copies, the incident provoked debates on child pornography and a rare discussion about sexual agency. This study has identified various discourses in mainstream news media and social media. It was found that morality and money are two keywords that best summarize how Hong Kong responds to sex matters, while changing media technologies are opening up space for alternative views.
      PubDate: 2017-03-28
      DOI: 10.1007/s12119-017-9427-9
       
  • Abduction in the Public Sphere: Sadomasochism, Surveillance, and
           Counterpublics
    • Authors: Ingrid Olson
      Abstract: Abstract Several years ago, a negotiated, consensual abduction scenario took place in downtown Toronto, Canada. Following the public abduction the captive was taken to a secure, private location and (consensually) subjected to physical and sexual aggression: ‘gang-rape’. The public abduction involved five queer and trans persons, some of whom are people of colour. In a Foucaultian context, an abduction scenario eludes surveillance and remains invisible until revealed. During the abduction scenario some citizens stopped, observed, and considered using their cellular phones, visibly concerned with what they were witnessing. At one point the scenario paused for consultation and explanation with bystanders troubled by what they interpreted as potentially criminal behaviour. This response can be understood as policing non-normative, public, physical activity. What are the limitations of Sadomasochism (S/m) in the public sphere? And how are identifications of class, ethnicity, gender, and sexuality positioned in this analysis? To those inexperienced with S/m, unfamiliar with consensually aggressive activity, there can be a questioning of psychological contiguity. In the twenty-first century there has been a mainstreaming of kink. Yet, there remain limitations of public tolerance for S/m as counter–conduct. Through the work of Warner and Munoz, this paper suggests the scenario can be interpreted as a counterpublic. This research is an autoethnographic account of the scenario and addresses the limitations on S/m scenarios conducted in the public sphere.
      PubDate: 2017-03-18
      DOI: 10.1007/s12119-017-9422-1
       
  • Family and Homosexuality in Chinese Culture: Rights Claims by
           Non-heterosexuals in Hong Kong
    • Authors: Ka Ki Chan
      Abstract: Abstract Family of origin is one of the less-studied areas to have been investigated during the rights-claiming process by non-heterosexuals. This paper discusses how family of origin plays a significant role in the claiming of rights (such as the authority to make health care or medical treatment, funeral arrangement and inheritance) by non-heterosexuals in Hong Kong. Because of the functional specificities of Chinese families and their perceptions of homosexuality, Chinese non-heterosexuals are eager to introduce their sexuality to their family of origin rather than participate in a more separated approach to coming out. This process constitutes a “coming home” approach to coming out as a member of a gender or sexual minority group. The negative effects of exclusion and ignorance not only affect the mental health of non-heterosexuals in Hong Kong but also shape and create social barriers to the claiming of rights. Findings from this study reveal that family of origin is a significant factor deterring non-heterosexuals from considering, planning or taking action to claim sexual citizenship rights.
      PubDate: 2017-03-16
      DOI: 10.1007/s12119-017-9425-y
       
  • Masculinity and Homophobic Violence in Australia’s Recent Past
    • Authors: Stephen Tomsen
      Abstract: Abstract This paper examines a set of research evidence compiled in the last two decades by the author and several of his Australian colleagues to argue that violence directed at gay men, lesbians and transsexuals as ‘sexual minorities’ has not been wholly distinct from other general forms of male perpetrated violence with a broad range of victims including heterosexual women and other men attacked in general male-on-male violence. It observes that harassment and violence directed against sexual groups have been highly gendered and everyday phenomena and narrow views of homophobic prejudice should be refined in order to appreciate this. Furthermore, reflecting on these research findings indicates these violent acts have been widespread and collective social phenomena built on masculine understandings of a sexual mainstream and subordinate others. By focusing upon the masculine facets of this violence it can be seen that much of this violence has been a hostile response to sexual and gender non-conformity through which male perpetrators have sought to enact, police and reinforce sexual hierarchies and gender boundaries. There is contemporary research uncertainty about the real extent of sexual prejudice and related violence in Australia and similar liberal democratic nations around the globe. Nevertheless, it is evident that this social phenomenon had a key historical role in signaling socially acceptable masculine appearance and behavior.
      PubDate: 2017-03-13
      DOI: 10.1007/s12119-017-9423-0
       
  • Gender Communal Terrorism or War Rape: Ten Symbolic Reasons
    • Authors: Jonathan Matusitz
      Abstract: Abstract This paper examines gender communal terrorism in past conflicts across the globe. Gender communal terrorism is a symbolic form of war rape. It was used systematically during the Bosnian War (1992–1995) and the Second Congo War (1998–2003), as part of a large-scale campaign to wipe out ethnic groups. In fact, war rape in the Second Congo War has been considered the worst in the history of humankind. To increase our understanding of war rape as a form of terrorism, ten symbolic themes (i.e., symbolic reasons) emerged from this analysis: (1) identicide (or ethnic cleansing), (2) punishment, (3) conquering territory, (4) proof of manhood, (5) wounded femininity, (6) wounded community, (7) rejection from family, (8) abjection, (9) ritual, and (10) fantasy. An important conclusion of this analysis is that all ten symbolic reasons of war rape have one purpose in common: the cultural elimination of the enemy. As such, gender communal terrorism is a weapon of war and an instrument of terror that cause profoundly negative effects on entire communities. Hence, a recurrent key word among those themes is the word “wounded”.
      PubDate: 2017-03-11
      DOI: 10.1007/s12119-017-9424-z
       
 
 
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