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ERIC Number: EJ934275
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Sep
Pages: 25
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 49
ISSN: ISSN-0743-5584
Achieving Safety: Safer Sex, Communication, and Desire among Young Gay Men
Eisenberg, Anna; Bauermeister, Jose A.; Pingel, Emily; Johns, Michelle Marie; Santana, Matthew Leslie
Journal of Adolescent Research, v26 n5 p645-669 Sep 2011
Conceptualizations of safer sex practices among young gay men (YGM) are frequently structured around communication between partners and the subsequent utilization or absence of condoms in a sexual encounter. Drawing on a sample of 34 in-depth interviews with YGM, ages 18 to 24, the authors explore the ways in which conceptualizations and definitions of safer sex are discussed and enacted. Placing attention on their safer sex practices, the authors analyze the conversations that do and do not occur among YGM and their partners, including the strategies (e.g., negotiated safety, condom communication and negotiation) that are commonly perceived as most useful by YGM. The authors provide recommendations regarding how to craft safer sex messages for YGM by considering their competing demands.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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