Latina/o Sexualities

Latina/o sexualities is a relatively young area of research, but it is one that has expanded considerably in recent years, adding valuable insight to LGBTQ studies. Three of the most well-developed areas of study include research on (1) the sexual practices and health risks of Latino men who have sex with men, (2) Latinas and their sexualities, and (3) the intersections of sexualities and migration studies. This entry provides a brief overview of these three areas.

Latina/o Sexualities: A Note on Terminology

Latina/o, an adjective referring to a person of Latin American descent, combines both the masculine and feminine forms of the word in an effort to more inclusively describe individuals irrespective of gender. When not combined, the adjective Latina typically refers to a woman and Latino ...

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