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First Stirrings: Cultural Notes on Orgasm, Ejaculation, and Wet Dreams
Both the findings and the limitations of numeric milestone research in sexology have a bearing on the pedagogical status of pleasure, as well as the cultural underpinnings of the notion of a
Male Initiation: Imagining Ritual Necessity
Immanent in contemporary constructions of and approaches to masculinity is the pertinence of enculturation, the notion of preliminal male subjectivity, and tropes of maturation. Addressing this
Life Course Staging as Cultural and Subjective Practice: Review, Critique, and Theoretical Possibilities
This paper identifies and critically assesses various research approaches to subjective and cultural-historical notions of life stages through the lens of comparative-cultural, psychometric,
Colloquium: The Status of Boyhood Studies
EDITOR'S NOTE The following are responses to a request to the members of our editorial board and contributors to Thymos on the theme of the status of boyhood studies . The twelve contributions take
"Become Big, and I'll Give You Something to Eat": Thoughts and Notes on Boyhood Sexual Health
In the West, a long heritage of notions of healthy boyhood sexuality has come to inform its embodiment by boys. However, the applicability of a biomedical paradigm to boyhood sexuality is greatly
‘Chronophilia’: Entries of Erotic Age Preference into Descriptive Psychopathology
TLDR
Review of primary sources shows the ongoing Western suspension of notions of ‘sick desire’, alongside and beyond the medicalisation of homosexuality, between metaphor, legal interdiction and postulated psychopathology.
Know Thy Gender: Etymological Primer
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The seminal phrase gender role and orientation is well-known to have debuted in mid-1950s work by John Money and colleagues, seemingly first in a book of abstracts pertinent to the 13th M. and R. Pediatric Research Conference of November 3–4, 1954.
“Voyeuristic Disorder”: Etymological and Historical Note
Hebephilia Plethysmographica: A Partial Rejoinder to Blanchard et al. (2008)
“Psychosexual Development Disorders”: Calling and Recalling for Declassification
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‘‘Psychological and Behavioural Disorders Associated with Sexual Development and Orientation’’ are the broad focus of ICD-10’s rubric F66, but F66 has seemed contrived predominantly when it comes to homosexual orientation or preference and its pre-adult correlates.
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