publication . Article . 2015

‘I’d much rather have sexual intimacy as opposed to sex’: Young Australian gay men, sex, relationships and monogamy:

Duncan, D.; Prestage, G.; Grierson, J.;
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  • Published: 27 Feb 2015 Journal: Sexualities, volume 18, pages 798-816 (issn: 1363-4607, eissn: 1461-7382, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications
  • Country: United Kingdom
Abstract
Few studies have explored how young gay men negotiate opportunities for rethinking sexual and relationship life associated with gay sexual cultures upon coming out. Drawing on qualitative interview data with Australian gay men aged 18–30, this article explores a tension these participants described between a desire for monogamy as the basis to a committed, enduring and mature relationship on one hand, and sexual opportunities associated with ‘the gay scene’ on the other. We analyse these men’s negotiation of this tension in the context of wider political shifts in the social status of gay men’s relationships, encapsulated in a debate between those who see ‘homon...
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free text keywords: Gender Studies, Anthropology, Politics, Social status, Negotiation, media_common.quotation_subject, media_common, Social psychology, Psychology, Sexual intimacy
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publication . Article . 2015

‘I’d much rather have sexual intimacy as opposed to sex’: Young Australian gay men, sex, relationships and monogamy:

Duncan, D.; Prestage, G.; Grierson, J.;