Sexualities

27 May 2009

Brokeback Mountain is a movie about a lot of things. It is concerned with a vast range of intimate relationships: between men, husbands and wives, parents and children. It exposes the rapid social and cultural changes in America from the late 1960s through to the 1980s. It is also a story of loss, for the men involved and for the wives who must grieve death and desertion. But this is not a gay movie. The rush to rejoice in or to condemn Brokeback Mountain for its gayness misses the point: that people—men, in this case—are able to experience moments of intimacy without having to be gay or straight.

07 May 2009

Michael Flood examines boys’ and young men’s consumption of sexually explicit media. He argues that boys’ use particularly of internet pornography, combined with the wider pornographication of popular culture, is exacerbating violence-supportive social norms and intensifying some boys’ participation in sexual abuse. See the attachments below (in PDF) for the text and Powerpoint of Michael's presentation.

07 May 2009

Gay men didn't escape patriarchal male conditioning.

20 Apr 2009

Shifts in the sexual cultures of young heterosexual men and women represent both opportunities for and obstacles to safe sex.

Please see the attachment below, in PDF.

09 Apr 2009

Learning to offer sympathy rather than advice, to avoid dependency, to stop breaking hearts... You can learn a lot in relationships. Michael Flood tells all, in this 1995-96 article.

See below for the article, in PDF.

11 Jan 2009

Patrick Instone reflects on growing up with pornography.

09 Jan 2009

Masturbation: Michael Flood asks the questions.