“Working the Kinks Out: Understanding Contemporary ...

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“Working the Kinks Out: Understanding Contemporary Sexual Identity through Sex Blogs”

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Hawley, Jane Noelle
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Loffreda, Dr. Beth
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Laramie, Wyoming

University of Wyoming
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2009-05-14

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Perceptions of contemporary sexuality and sexual normality have been revamped since the popularization of the weblog. These perceptions continue to change as an increasing number of Internet users begin to write, read, and comment on sex blogs. Exploring a variety of contemporary sex blogs, the project examines construction of sexual identity through blogging. The presentation will investigate questions concerning sex blogging and the formation of individual sexual identity through the writing and reading of sex blogs. Topics addressed include male virginity, geek love, the self-described slut, BDSM, exhibitionism, bisexuality, vanilla women, Half Naked Thursday, chastity, and fetishism. This study attempts to “work the kinks out” by investigating these issues without polarizing sexual identity formation as being determined largely by gender or sexual orientation. It considers areas such as economics, parenthood, and education as elements informing the fluidity and complexity of sexual identity. Rather than settling on conclusions, the project proposes that the probing questions we ask about our sexual identities and practices tell us more about how we think about sex than the so-called answers to these questions.
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From - Undergraduate Research Day 2009 - Celebration of Research - Abstracts
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sexuality

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sex blogging

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sexual identity

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Undergrauate Research Day 2009

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