Patrons of the sex industry : perceptions of risk.
This paper reports on an in-depth study of how men who buy sex construe risk in relation to their sexual activities.
Twenty men were contacted in a massage parlour, four more through sex workers or newspaper advertisements.
In-depth, face-to-face interviews were recorded.
Two main discourses were articulated by the men to'manage'risk.
Parlour clients articulated a discourse of the'cordon sanitaire'which they defined in various way to encompass elements of both commercial and non-commercial sex.
Most felt while they operated within this they ran only those risks inevitable in life.
Outside the cordon were dangerous venues, especially the streets.
A few felt either fatalistic or invulnerable about possibilities of risk even within this'cordon sanitaire'Street clients articulated a different discourse about risk, based on a strategy of discrimination between women.
Mots-clés Pascal : SIDA, Virose, Infection, Facteur risque, Comportement sexuel, Attitude, Prostitution, Comportement, Santé, Adulte, Homme, Mâle, Immunopathologie, Immunodéficit
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : AIDS, Viral disease, Infection, Risk factor, Sexual behavior, Attitude, Prostitution, Behavior, Health, Adult, Human, Male, Immunopathology, Immune deficiency
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 96-0410045
Code Inist : 002A26N03B. Création : 10/04/1997.