The second stage consent process required the women to give separate consent to have the focus group digitally recorded for later transcription and coding. Even with the lubricant, it was just too much. This suggests that questions must be carefully worded when studying this behavior. Findings from the current study suggest that only a handful of the participants actually enjoyed anal intercourse. Thus, while the woman may have granted permission implicitly by not refusing outright, anal intercourse was not something she decided to do in any conscious way. Anal intercourse among young heterosexuals in three sexually transmitted disease clinics in the United States.
And I was like, yeah, I got sore legs. African American, Group 1 It has been my choice, you know…like, this is what I want, you know? Sexual scripts: Permanence and change. While this growing body of literature suggests that anal intercourse among heterosexual women may be more prevalent than previously assumed particularly among drug-abusing samples of women , there is currently very little information about why these women are engaging in anal intercourse. Following the recommendations of Krueger , the focus group protocol consisted of five generally worded questions about heterosexual anal intercourse with male partners, how often it had occurred in their lifetime, the frequency of anal intercourse with their current or most recent sexual partner, the context in which the anal intercourse event took place type of partner, such as new, casual, and regular , the role of alcohol and illicit substances in facilitating the anal intercourse, and other relevant characteristics of the male partners known to be bisexual, previous incarceration history and any other information the women were willing to provide concerning the anal intercourse event itself e. I hate anal sex, it is very painful. That is like the best sex ever.
Positive physical experiences included liking the sensation. Only women who were willing to consent at both stages, that is, to participate in the focus group and to allow the group to be recorded, participated in the final focus groups. Doing gender in the bedroom: Investing in gender norms and the sexual experience. African American, Group 1 I mean, to me it was pleasurable. Focus groups are well suited to identifying the range and limits of a specific experience. White, Group 3 Well most everyone that I know where I came from, homeless, which was under the freeway…everyone is kinky down there, you know. Every time I have had anal sex it was because I was either extremely drunk or extremely loaded; every time I have had anal sex I was on drugs.
Bandura stated that human behavior is learned from watching and interacting with other human beings. International Journal of Offender Therapy and Comparative Criminology. Gender and power: Society, the person, and sexual politics. But it was all under the influence. The attraction to Sexual Aggression Scale: I 1989 Journal of Sex Research.
White, Group 3 Catch me on my come down. Focus groups: A practical guide for applied research. Sexual risk behaviors among African American and Hispanic women in five counties in the southeastern United States: 2008—2009. A gender discrepancy analysis of heterosexual sexual behaviors in two university samples. There is also research literature on heterosexual anal intercourse among drug-using subsamples, which has found a relationship between anal intercourse and both injection and non-injection drug use Bogart et al. This is because not every person was asked or required to answer every question.
Relationship power as a mediator of intimate partner violence and mental health issues among incarcerated, substance-using women. Through these traditional gender roles and sexual scripts e. In most cases, disagreements involved omissions. Focus groups were also preferred by the participating outpatient drug treatment program because participants were familiar with group activities and settings. African American, Group 1 It is risky and I think it is because they be so excited that you have to slow them down…you have to slow them down and let them know, hey, you know, this is a little bit different.
College students and sexual consent: Unique insights. In the United States, general population surveys have suggested that the prevalence of anal intercourse among heterosexuals has increased over time Leichliter,. And I guess because I did not speak up for myself, he really started taking advantage of me. Latina, Group 2 Let me tell you, crack will make some people do anything…sell your baby, sell you. Rape and seduction scripts of university students: Implications for rape attributions and unacknowledged rape. Previous research has found that this lack of partners leads to African American women engaging in and accepting condom-less sex, thus lending support for gender and power frameworks to inform our understanding of anal intercourse. To me, I not only felt sore, but it was demoralizing.
Journal of Personality and Social Psychology. I wanted the ultimate workout and he gave it to me. And I was like, it was all bad. Latina, Group 2 It was also clear that specific contexts or circumstances were typically required in order for the women to enjoy the experience. Malamuth noted that some men are willing to engage in aggressive, even coercive sexual behavior, especially if they are unlikely to be caught. Doing grounded theory: Issues and discussions.
Sexual behavior and selected health measures: Men and women 15—44 years of age, United States, 2002. Journal of the National Medical Association. Introduction Recent interest in heterosexual anal intercourse has been generated from several research perspectives. First, as with many qualitative approaches, the sample size was small. American Journal of Public Health. Heterosexual anal sex: Part of an expanding sexual repertoire? Journal of Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndromes.