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The Resource Mostly straight : sexual fluidity among men, Ritch C. Savin-Williams

Mostly straight : sexual fluidity among men, Ritch C. Savin-Williams

Label
Mostly straight : sexual fluidity among men
Title
Mostly straight
Title remainder
sexual fluidity among men
Statement of responsibility
Ritch C. Savin-Williams
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In this manuscript, Savin-Williams explores the phenomenon of young men who identify themselves as "mostly straight." What does the small, but growing, number of young men who identify as mostly straight mean for our understanding of sexual orientation, sexual identity, and sexual behaviour? What does it say about our understanding of masculinity, our understanding of sex and gender differences (e.g., women are more likely to identify as "mostly straight"), and the future of sexual identity politics? This manuscript is a culmination of Savin-Williams's research on male sexual fluidity. It explores a host of topics: whether we should conceive of sexual orientation as a category or a spectrum or as something else entirely; why some men who engage in sexual behaviour with both men and women identify as "bisexual" and others as "mostly straight," and still others who do so simply identify as either "straight" or "gay"; the stability of "mostly straight" as a sexual identity (i.e., to what degree is "mostly straight" a temporary identity or a way-station on an individual's journey from straight to gay or bisexual); what biological/psychological factors might correlate with being "mostly straight"; how have changes in popular/vernacular understanding of sexuality and sexual behaviour affected the development of sexuality identity in boys and men. The manuscript draws on a wide body of research, but focuses on in-depth interviews with 40 different individuals from the "millennial" generation. It focuses on key developmental milestones, including first sexual memories, first crushes, coming out to friends and families, and first adult relationships. It examines how the lives of "mostly straight" men compare to those of men who identify as straight, gay, or bisexual.--
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
MH/DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Savin-Williams, Ritch C
Dewey number
306.76
Index
index present
Intended audience
Tertiary/Undergraduate, General
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Young bisexual men
  • Sexual minorities
  • Sex
  • Sex (Biology)
  • Young bisexual men
  • Young men
  • Sexual orientation
  • Young bisexual men
  • Sex role
  • Sex (Psychology)
Label
Mostly straight : sexual fluidity among men, Ritch C. Savin-Williams
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 223-228) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The sexual neverlands -- Straight but not narrow -- Dillon -- Sexual and romantic spectrums -- Romantic orientation -- Sexual and romantic fluidity -- It is who I am -- Straight, but not totally straight -- Demetri -- Ricky -- Chris -- Progressive mostly straight -- It's about the sex -- Five young men -- Ryan -- Kyle -- It's about the romance -- Two romantic young men -- Jay -- It's about the sex and the romance -- Joel -- Chandler -- Do mostly straight youth exist? -- Dillon returns -- Developmental trajectories -- If you believe you are mostly straight -- Escaping the sexual neverlands
Control code
000060213152
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
x, 236 pages
Isbn
9780674976382
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)981968354
Label
Mostly straight : sexual fluidity among men, Ritch C. Savin-Williams
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 223-228) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The sexual neverlands -- Straight but not narrow -- Dillon -- Sexual and romantic spectrums -- Romantic orientation -- Sexual and romantic fluidity -- It is who I am -- Straight, but not totally straight -- Demetri -- Ricky -- Chris -- Progressive mostly straight -- It's about the sex -- Five young men -- Ryan -- Kyle -- It's about the romance -- Two romantic young men -- Jay -- It's about the sex and the romance -- Joel -- Chandler -- Do mostly straight youth exist? -- Dillon returns -- Developmental trajectories -- If you believe you are mostly straight -- Escaping the sexual neverlands
Control code
000060213152
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
x, 236 pages
Isbn
9780674976382
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)981968354

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