Involuntary celibacy: A life course analysis

  title={Involuntary celibacy: A life course analysis},
  author={D. Donnelly and Elisabeth O. Burgess and Sally Anderson and Regina Davis and J. Dillard},
  journal={The Journal of Sex Research},
  pages={159 - 169}
  • D. Donnelly, Elisabeth O. Burgess, +2 authors J. Dillard
  • Published 2001
  • Psychology
  • The Journal of Sex Research
  • Using a life course perspective, we explored the development and maintenance of involuntary celibacy for 82 respondents recruited over the I'nternet. Data were collected using an open‐ended electronic questionnaire. Modified grounded theory analysis yielded three groups of involuntary celibates, persons desiring to have sex but unable to find partners. Virgins were those who had never had sex, singles had sex in the past but were unable to establish current sexual relationships, and part‐nereds… CONTINUE READING
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