Courage, Conquest, and Condoms

Anthony Simpson

in AIDS, Culture, and Africa

Published by University Press of Florida

Published in print October 2008 | ISBN: 9780813032535
Published online September 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780813039305 | DOI:
Courage, Conquest, and Condoms

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This chapter examines how ideologies of masculinity and sexual encounters in Zambia lead to the rejection of condom use and the promotion of sexual risk-taking. This study draws upon research designed to explore the manner in which mission-educated men in Zambia constructed their sexuality and sexual practices, in order to investigate how these factors contributed to sexual risk taking and the instability of safer sex practices. The chapter discusses the implications of these ideologies and practices for HIV/AIDS prevention.

Keywords: masculinity; sexual encounters; Zambia; men; condom use; sexual risk-taking; safe sex; HIV/AIDS prevention

Chapter.  6840 words. 

Subjects: Ethical Issues and Debates

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