Sexual restrictions beyond anti-gay prejudice: Anal sex, oral sex, masculinity and sexual prejudice in Jamaica

West, Keon. 2016. Sexual restrictions beyond anti-gay prejudice: Anal sex, oral sex, masculinity and sexual prejudice in Jamaica. International Journal of Sexual Health, ISSN 1931-7611 [Article]

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Abstract or Description

This is the first quantitative research to investigate attitudes toward heterosexual anal and oral sex in Jamaica, compare them to anti-gay and anti-lesbian attitudes, and frame them within a broader understanding of sexual prejudice based on gender norms. Fifty Jamaican participants’ attitudes toward heterosexual anal sex were as negative as attitudes toward gay male sex, and more negative than attitudes toward lesbian sex. Negative attitudes toward male sexual behaviours were predicted by male role norms, but attitudes toward lesbian sex were not, suggesting that Jamaican anti-gay prejudice may be part of a larger set of norms that police gender-appropriate behaviour.

Item Type:

Article

Keywords:

Jamaica, anal sex, oral sex, anti-gay prejudice, masculinity, male role norms

Departments, Centres and Research Units:

Psychology

Dates:

DateEvent
8 August 2016Accepted
14 July 2016Submitted
22 August 2016Published

Item ID:

17934

Date Deposited:

12 Apr 2016 13:58

Last Modified:

04 Jul 2017 13:58

Peer Reviewed:

Yes, this version has been peer-reviewed.

URI:

http://research.gold.ac.uk/id/eprint/17934

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