Condom Use - a culture of resistance

Measor, Lynda (2006) Condom Use - a culture of resistance Journal of Sex Education and Therapy, 6 (4). pp. 393-402. ISSN 1468-1811

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This paper focuses on the resistance young men show towards consistent condom use. It is based on data generated by peer research that offer information about the distaste young men express about condoms, but also emphasise some of the physical difficulties that young men can experience when using them, which they are less willing to express. The paper also argues that these difficulties have implications for young men's subjectivities and especially for their masculinities. The data offer insights into the values and attitudes operating in informal cultures of young people that can subvert messages generated by health promotion. It has significant implications for sex and sexuality education policies and practices, which are drawn out throughout this paper.

Item Type: Journal article
Subjects: L000 Social Sciences
Faculties: Faculty of Health and Social Sciences > School of Applied Social Science
Depositing User: editor sass
Date Deposited: 19 Mar 2009
Last Modified: 14 Jun 2012 10:52

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