"When you carry condoms all the boys think you want it": negotiating competing discourses about safe sex.

@article{Hillier1998WhenYC,
  title={"When you carry condoms all the boys think you want it": negotiating competing discourses about safe sex.},
  author={Lynne Hillier and Lyn Harrison and Dave Warr},
  journal={Journal of adolescence},
  year={1998},
  volume={21 1},
  pages={15-29}
}
With the advent of HIV, sexual health campaigns and formal sex education in schools have worked to instil the concept of safe sex into the collective minds of Australia's youth. However the concept in its present guise is a fairly limited one. We argue in this paper that the predominant emphasis in education programmes on safe sex as condom use may be counter-productive for some young heterosexuals for two reasons. First, this strategy is male-focused and may not extrapolate well to young women… CONTINUE READING