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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 aExpand
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 thisExpand
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,Expand
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 takeExpand
"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 greatlyExpand
‘Chronophilia’: Entries of Erotic Age Preference into Descriptive Psychopathology
A scientific nomenclature of erotic age preferences informed the mid- through late nineteenth century joint appearance of homosexuality and sexual abuse of minors on the medico-legal scene. Yet, evenExpand
Hebephilia Plethysmographica: A Partial Rejoinder to Blanchard et al. (2008)
“Psychosexual Development Disorders”: Calling and Recalling for Declassification
‘‘Psychological and Behavioural Disorders Associated with Sexual Development and Orientation’’are the broad focus of ICD-10’s rubric F66 (WHO, 1992/2004/2016, pp. 221–222). F66’s organizing concept,Expand
Know Thy Gender: Etymological Primer
Use of the word gender in the post-WW2 Anglophone world has been evermore ubiquitous though not always unambiguous (e.g., Haig, 2004; Muehlenhard & Peterson, 2011). The seminal phrase gender role andExpand
Rape of the lock: note on nineteenth-century hair fetishists
The ostensibly bizarre crime of braid-cutting invited occasional alienist inferences from the late 1850s onwards, until it entered mid-1880s police profiles and forensic-psychiatric taxonomies as aExpand