Men, Sex, and Homosociality

  title={Men, Sex, and Homosociality},
  author={Michael Flood},
  journal={Men and Masculinities},
  pages={339 - 359}
  • M. Flood
  • Published 1 April 2008
  • Sociology
  • Men and Masculinities
Male-male social bonds have a powerful influence on the sexual relations of some young heterosexual men. Qualitative analysis among young men aged eighteen to twenty-six in Canberra, Australia, documents the homosocial organization of men's heterosexual relations. Homosociality organizes men's sociosexual relations in at least four ways. For some of these young men, male-male friendships take priority over male-female relations, and platonic friendships with women are dangerously feminizing… 

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