Masculinity and urban men: Perceived scripts for courtship, romantic, and sexual interactions with women

  title={Masculinity and urban men: Perceived scripts for courtship, romantic, and sexual interactions with women},
  author={David W Seal and Anke A. Ehrhardt},
  journal={Culture, Health \& Sexuality},
  pages={295 - 319}
A sample of 100 heterosexually active men were recruited from STD/health clinics and social networks in urban neighbourhoods in New York City to participate in a qualitative interview about their perceptions of the scripts guiding their courtship, romantic, and sexual experiences with women. Men's narratives revealed tension between their desire for emotional versus sexual intimacy; and their desire for emotional and sexual immersion versus their fear of being emotionally vulnerable. Men's… Expand
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