TITLE

THE RELATIONS OF POWER AND INTIMACY MOTIVES TO GENITOEROTIC ROLE PREFERENCES IN GAY MEN: A PILOT STUDY

AUTHOR(S)
Damon, Will
PUB. DATE
March 2000
SOURCE
Canadian Journal of Human Sexuality;Spring2000, Vol. 9 Issue 1, p15
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The objective of this study was to explore the relationships between power and intimacy motives and genitoerotic role preferences in gay men. Twenty European-American gay men, ten with a preference for insertive anal sex (MIPs) and ten with a preference for receptive anal sex (MRPs), participated in the study. There were no significant differences between MIPs and MRPs in general power or intimacy motivation; however, there were significant differences in terms of directional power motivation in the sexual context MIPs were more likely to desire exerting power over their partners during sex whereas MRPs were more likely to desire being overpowered during sex. Role preferences in anal sex generalized to oral sex with nonprimary partners. MIPs were significantly more likely to engage in insertive oral sex, and MRP's were significantly more likely to engage in receptive oral sex. In addition, MIPs and MRPs preferred sexual behaviours and sexual partners that amplified the power differential. For example, MIPs were significantly more likely to enjoy having their partners worship their bodies during sex and to prefer sexual partners who were younger, shorter, and smaller than they were. Implications for HIV prevention efforts are discussed.
ACCESSION #
4102096

 

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