Sociosexual identity development and sexual risk taking of acculturating collegiate gay and bisexual men

J. Michael Wilkerson, Ann K. Brooks, Michael W. Ross

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Abstract

How collegiate gay and bisexual men acquire a sociosexual identity appears to affect their sexual health. Analysis of interview data from 25 self-identified collegiate gay or bisexual men resulted in the development of a collective sexual script for men acquiring a sociosexual identity. Changes in an individual's acting out of a cultural scenario seemed to occur when resolving intrapsychic conflict arising from new sexual experiences. Persons working with young collegiate gay and bisexual men may find this sexual script helpful when developing sex education programs.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)279-296
Number of pages18
JournalJournal of College Student Development
Volume51
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - May 1 2010

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