MEN, SEX & INTIMACY

This project explores cisgender, heterosexual men's negotiations of sex, consent, and intimacy. It is funded by the Australian Research Council.

This project aims to understand young cisgender, heterosexual men’s experiences of sexual intimacy and technology use, and how those experiences relate to their sexuality and sexual engagement with women.

This project will enhance knowledge on the ways young men engage with women and enhance capacity to build community collaboration in working with men on gender equality.

Chief Investigator

Project Staff

Host Institution

  • The Australian Research Centre in Sex, Health and Society (ARCSHS), La Trobe University

 

Ethics

  • La Trobe University Human Research Council Ethics HEC20110

AIMS

PUBLIC DISCOURSES

To document contemporary public discourses concerning consent, men, and #metoo

MEN'S EXPERIENCES

To explore how cisgender heterosexual Australian men interpret discourses around #MeToo and broader expectations relating to dating, consent, and sex with women

DATING & ROMANCE

To investigate how these men are navigating relationships and sexual intimacy with women in context of the #metoo movement, and the impact that this has had on their renegotiation and understanding of their sexual lives and dating practices

SOCIAL CHANGE

To advance knowledge on how social movements can facilitate and enact change regarding the prevention of sexual violence, and to highlight where they can be more effective

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