, Volume 54, Issue 1, pp 34–41 | Cite as

No-Fly Zones: A New Model for Male Sexuality

  • Bruce FlemingEmail author
Symposium: Sex and Controversy


The predominant paradigm nowadays for understanding male sexuality is derived from Kinsey's assumption that men can be classified as individuals with specific scores on a scale, scores that predict whether future partners will be male or female. Each man is defined by an essence, homo- or heterosexual or somewhere in between. However this is an incorrect view of male sexuality, because it makes us unable to say why a man is attracted to or has sex with a specific person: the same person can be attractive or unattrative depending on circumstances, and he can act or not act on his inclination depending on circumstances. The more correct view of male sexuality is thus of “fly” and “no-fly” zones, which understands male sexuality as defined by variable situations, not a score of the individual in all situations. This conception allows us to avoid the theoretical mistakes of the current assault on “sexual assault.”


Kinsey scale Sexual assault Homosexual Heterosexual Title IX Klein grid 

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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 2017

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of English 12BUS Naval AcademyAnnapolisUSA

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