“Just Getting Off”: The Inseparability of Ejaculation and Hegemonic Masculinity

  title={“Just Getting Off”: The Inseparability of Ejaculation and Hegemonic Masculinity},
  author={Michael Johnson},
  journal={The Journal of Men's Studies},
  pages={238 - 248}
  • Michael Johnson
  • Published 1 October 2010
  • Sociology
  • The Journal of Men's Studies
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