No-Fly Zones: A New Model for Male Sexuality


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.”

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Fleming, B. No-Fly Zones: A New Model for Male Sexuality. Soc 54, 34–41 (2017).

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  • Kinsey scale
  • Sexual assault
  • Homosexual
  • Heterosexual
  • Title IX
  • Klein grid