"Just trying to relax": masculinity, masculinizing practices, and strip club regulars.

@article{Frank2003JustTT,
  title={"Just trying to relax": masculinity, masculinizing practices, and strip club regulars.},
  author={Katherine Frank},
  journal={Journal of sex research},
  year={2003},
  volume={40 1},
  pages={
          61-75
        }
}
This article explores customers' understandings of their visits to heterosexual strip clubs and the ways in which those visits become meaningful to them in relation to cultural discourses around masculinity, sexuality, leisure, and consumption, as well as in relation to their everyday lives and relationships. Not every man finds strip clubs pleasurable, yet understanding why some men frequent these venues can inform us more generally about the links between sexuality, gender, and the… CONTINUE READING