- International Handbooks on Gender series
Edited by Jasmine Gideon
Chapter 26: Men’s sexual health and destiny
AbstractFor several decades, notions of sex drives, urges and impulses have been repeatedly challenged and explored in sophisticated feminist literature on women’s sexualities. As for male sexualities, only queer theory and studies of same-sex sex can make any claim to wide-ranging, complex and nuanced treatments. It is time to ‘queer’ our dull understanding of male heterosexualities. The male heterosexual, despite and perhaps because of its hidden dominance in models of sexuality, has nonetheless too long gone overdetermined and understudied. In particular, this chapter critiques folk and scientific conceptions that would treat male sexuality as naturalized, fixed and entirely distinct from female sexuality.
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