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Abstract

Amidst the contemporary ferment in the study of gender and sexuality, male sexuality remains something of an enigma, and is surprisingly under-researched. Yet in political terms, it is also easy to understand why this should be so, since traditional conceptions of sex and sexuality have been dominated by the male heterosexual viewpoint. Hence most radical critics and researchers have tended to steer clear of this area, or have taken up quite negative standpoints towards ‘masculinist heterosexism’.

Keywords

Male Sexuality Sexual Violence Premature Ejaculation Sexual Pleasure Hegemonic Masculinity 
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Notes

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© Roger Horrocks 1997

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