Vegan Sexuality: Challenging Heteronormative Masculinity through Meat-free Sex

@article{Potts2010VeganSC,
  title={Vegan Sexuality: Challenging Heteronormative Masculinity through Meat-free Sex},
  author={Annie Potts and Jovian Parry},
  journal={Feminism \& Psychology},
  year={2010},
  volume={20},
  pages={53 - 72}
}
The terms ‘vegansexuality’ and ‘vegansexuals’ entered popular discourse following substantial media interest in a New Zealand-based academic study on ethical consumption that noted that some vegans engaged in sexual relationships and intimate partnerships only with other vegans. At this time it was suggested that a spectrum existed in relation to cruelty-free consumption and sexual relationships: at one end of this spectrum, a form of sexual preference influenced by veganism entailed an… Expand
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