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Boys Just Want to Have Fun? Masculinity, Sexual Behaviors, and Romantic Intentions of Gay and Straight Males in College
Journal of LGBT Youth (2012)
  • Randall Barios
  • Jennifer H. Lundquist, University of Massachusetts - Amherst

Scholars studying college student sexual culture in the United States largely frame men as being detached from emotions, unconcerned with relationships, and in pursuit of sexual conquests. By expanding the examination of college sexual culture, an environment often associated with meaningless sexual encounters, this article tests those stereotypes in gay and straight men. We evaluate sexual behaviors, social opportunity structures, and romantic attitudes of gay and straight males in college. We find evidence that both supports and contradicts existing literature on masculine stereotypes for both groups of men. We also find that gay and straight men report different sexual scripts and romantic desires.

  • College students,
  • gaymale,
  • heterosexual male,
  • higher education,
  • masculinity,
  • romantic relationships,
  • sexual behavior,
  • sexual scripts
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Randall Barios and Jennifer H. Lundquist. "Boys Just Want to Have Fun? Masculinity, Sexual Behaviors, and Romantic Intentions of Gay and Straight Males in College" Journal of LGBT Youth (2012)
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