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Faking orgasms and the idea of successful sexuality
Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social Work. Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Umeå Centre for Gender Studies (UCGS).
2013 (English)In: Janus Head, ISSN 1524-2269, E-ISSN 1521-9194, Vol. 13, no 1, 97-118 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

In the Nordic countries, at a time when women have only recently won the right to their own bodies and to a sexuality of  their own and for themselves, women nevertheless fake orgasms. Moreover, a common question posed to the Swedish Association for Sexuality Education (RFSU) deals with lack of desire. Not only are women faking and complaining of lack of desire, but men as well. It seems that contemporary ideals surrounding sexuality converge with quests for not only pleasure and love, but also for fitting in and experiencing what is conceived of as normal and “successful” sexuality. This essay examines the contemporary and prevalent phenomenon of faked orgasms from the perspectives of feminist theory and phenomenology.

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Trivium Publications , 2013. Vol. 13, no 1, 97-118 p.
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URN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-55650OAI: diva2:528524
Available from: 2012-05-25 Created: 2012-05-25 Last updated: 2013-10-25Bibliographically approved

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