‘I want that power back’: Discourses of masculinity within an online pornography abstinence forum

@article{Taylor2018IWT,
  title={‘I want that power back’: Discourses of masculinity within an online pornography abstinence forum},
  author={Kris Taylor and Sue Jackson},
  journal={Sexualities},
  year={2018},
  volume={21},
  pages={621 - 639}
}
This article examines the ways that men actively construct masculinity within an online pornography-abstinence reddit forum, NoFap. Of central interest is how members of NoFap negotiate possible contradictions between abstinence and presenting themselves as masculine subjects. Utilizing discourse analysis, we illustrate the ways in which forum members employ idealized discourses of innate masculinity and the need for ‘real sex’ to justify their resistance to pornography use and masturbation… Expand
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