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'Big and tough' : boys learning about sexuality and manhood.

Forrest, S. (2000) ''Big and tough' : boys learning about sexuality and manhood.', Sexual and relationship therapy., 15 (3). pp. 247-261.

Abstract

This paper explores adolescent boys" reactions to, and experiences of, school-based sex education. Using data and findings from a range of studies, it describes dominant patterns of response, and posits reasons for boys" frequent rejection and disruption of lessons. The relationship between bodily size and social capital and hierarchies of masculine sexual power and status is addressed. Evidence is presented which demonstrates that bravado and disruption are reactions to sex education which fails to address boys" needs. We need to create learning environments in which they can at least temporarily put to one side the need to behave in rigid sex-stereotypical ways.

Item Type:Article
Full text:PDF - Published Version (126Kb)
Status:Peer-reviewed
Publisher Web site:http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/14681990050109845
Publisher statement:This is an electronic version of an article published in 'Sexual and Relationship Therapy'(c)2000 Copyright Taylor & Francis; 'Sexual and Relationship Therapy' is available online at: http://www.informaworld.com/1468-1994
Record Created:25 Jun 2009 11:05
Last Modified:09 Nov 2011 09:40

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