The condom, gender and sexual difference

Nicole Vitellone

in Object Matters

Published by Manchester University Press

Published in print June 2008 | ISBN: 9780719075681
Published online July 2012 | e-ISBN: 9781781700877 | DOI:
The condom, gender and sexual difference

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Chapter 5 showed how theories of porn have inadvertently naturalised the male body and heterosexuality as primary and authentic. This chapter shows how, in the context of AIDS, sociologists and social theorists have similarly produced a naturalisation of the male body and male heterosexuality in their interpretation of the condom in the context of AIDS.

Keywords: AIDS; male body; male heterosexuality; condom

Chapter.  8112 words. 

Subjects: Cultural Studies

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