‘He enjoyed it more than I did!': young British Sikh women negotiating safe sex in heterosexual encounters
Mahendru, Ritu and Blackman, Shane 2019. ‘He enjoyed it more than I did!': young British Sikh women negotiating safe sex in heterosexual encounters. Journal of Youth Studies. 23 (8), pp. 1039-1053. https://doi.org/10.1080/13676261.2019.1654088
|Authors||Mahendru, Ritu and Blackman, Shane|
Sex education and relationship strategy of the U.K. allows parents to withdraw their children from sex education, which has left many young people especially those from Black Minority and Ethnic communities with low or no sex education. Similarly, the government's policy environment enables faith schools to teach these subjects under the tenets of their faith. This empirical research was carried out in South-West London using 12 qualitative interviews with women and men (ages 18–20 years) discusses young women's experiences of their first sexual encounter who navigate their reputations, relationships as well as negotiate safe sex in the absence of appropriate relationships and sex education. Sex education not only brings into focus sensitivities around gender but also tensions around religion in the U.K. Evidence from the study suggests that despite the importance placed by the Indian community on maintaining virginity, young women asserted that religion and culture did not prohibit them from exploring their sexuality. In this study, the priority is to present young women's voices and experience of sexual encounters.
|Keywords||Sexual encounters; Sikh women; Sex education|
|Journal||Journal of Youth Studies|
|Journal citation||23 (8), pp. 1039-1053|
|Publisher||Informa UK Limited|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI)||https://doi.org/10.1080/13676261.2019.1654088|
|Online||12 Aug 2019|
|13 Sep 2020|
|Publication process dates|
|Deposited||10 May 2021|
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