Fisting intimacy : the sexual scripting of intimacy in gay men’s anal fisting

Show simple item record Martin, Jarred H. 2023-01-17T07:01:26Z 2023
dc.description.abstract Anal fisting has often been caricatured as an aggressive, if not violent, mode of sexual and erotic practice between gay men, circumscribed by discourses of risk, danger, and even death. In this study, I explore how a sample of 28 South African gay men who regularly incorporate anal fisting into their preferred sexual practices construct and understand the experience of intimacy in the practices and relations of their fist-fucking. Through sexual scripting theory and a Thematic Analysis of unstructured individual interviews conducted with participants, the results highlight a scripting of intimacy with/in anal fisting that is grounded on three recurrent and interrelated themes: trust and vulnerability; connection and communication; as well as pleasure and skill. The results of this study draw attention to the ways in which anal fisting is not only experienced as a deeply intimate form of pleasure and lovemaking for its participants, but, moreover, how the construction and understanding of intimacy in fist-fucking is framed as a queer/er mode of anal sex/uality and erotics that defines and constitutes itself in contradistinction to both hetero- and homo-normative scripts. en_US
dc.description.department Psychology en_US
dc.description.embargo 2023-11-20
dc.description.librarian hj2023 en_US
dc.description.uri en_US
dc.identifier.citation Jarred H Martin (2023): Fisting intimacy: The sexual scripting of intimacy in gay men’s anal fisting, Psychology & Sexuality, vol. 14, no. 2, pp. 416-431, DOI: 10.1080/19419899.2022.2148119. en_US
dc.identifier.issn 1941-9899 (print)
dc.identifier.issn 1941-9902 (online)
dc.identifier.other 10.1080/19419899.2022.2148119
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher Routledge en_US
dc.rights © 2022 Informa UK Limited, trading as Taylor & Francis Group. This is an electronic version of an article published in Psychology and Sexuality, vol. 14, no. 2, pp. 416-431, 2023. doi : 10.1080/19419899.2022.2148119. Psychology and Sexuality is available online at : en_US
dc.subject Anal fisting en_US
dc.subject Fisting en_US
dc.subject Intimacy en_US
dc.subject Gay men en_US
dc.subject Sexual scripts en_US
dc.title Fisting intimacy : the sexual scripting of intimacy in gay men’s anal fisting en_US
dc.type Postprint Article en_US

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