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ERIC Number: EJ1038945
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 54
ISSN: ISSN-1554-6128
Using Social Media to Assess Conceptualizations of Sexuality
Zeglin, Robert J.; Mitchell, Julie
American Journal of Sexuality Education, v9 n3 p276-291 2014
There is currently no validated model explaining the variability of sexual expression. This has created a scenario where sexuality, as a construct, is purely intuitive. Sexuality educators have frequently presented the Circles of Sexuality, a model that contends that sexuality is a combination of intimacy, sensuality, sexual health/behaviors, sexual identity, and sexualization. Adapting photovoice methodology and using the social media site Tumblr, the current analysis used this model to assess the social conceptualization of sexuality. Results indicate that the circles are unequally represented, with intimacy underrepresented and sexual identity overrepresented. Implications for sexuality educators, clinicians, and researchers are discussed.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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