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Sexuality studies include topics such as sex (male/female/intersex), gender (feminine/masculine spectrum or queer), sexual orientation, erotic orientation, and sexual health. Sexuality research has recently begun looking critically at masculinity and men, moving away from the position that men are the standard for understanding sexual norms. New theories explore how masculinity affects male sexuality in negative as well as in positive ways. This entry considers male sexuality from a multicultural framework, exploring the concepts of gender roles, sexual scripts and schemas, and sexual health, as well as the intersectionality of other male identities affecting sexuality.

Gender Roles

Patriarchal systems established strict gender roles, where men and women perform different tasks and maintain different statuses in occupational, social, familial, educational, and economic systems. Gender roles also include attitudes that ...

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