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

Duncan, D. and Prestage, G. and Grierson, J. (2015) 'I'd much rather have sexual intimacy as opposed to sex': Young Australian gay men, sex, relationships and monogamy. Sexualities. ISSN 1461-7382

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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 ‘homonormativity’ and those who see transformation in the contemporary relationship practices of gay men.

Item Type: Journal Article
Additional Information: Citation: Duncan, D., Prestage, G. and Grierson, J., 2015. ‘I’d much rather have sexual intimacy as opposed to sex’: Young Australian gay men, sex, relationships and monogamy. Sexualities, 18(7), p.798..
Faculty: Faculty of Health, Social Care & Education (for research post September 2011)
Depositing User: Mr I Walker
Date Deposited: 22 Mar 2016 10:12
Last Modified: 24 Oct 2016 09:26
URI: http://arro.anglia.ac.uk/id/eprint/603495

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