Ethnographic research among Glasgow female prostitutes working in street, sauna, flat, escort agency and'sugar daddy'sectors investigated prostitutes'accounts of the occasions in which condoms were not used for penetrative sexual encounters.
Such occasions were a minority of commercial sex encounters and a majority of private sex encounters.
Although prostitutes saw condom use as inappropriate in private sexual relationships this was not, as has been suggested, an aid to relationship interpretation as either private or commercial.
Condoms in commercial sex were seen as routine tools of the trade, and hence emerged as emblems of prostitution.
These emblematic qualities were found in turn to produce both challenges to condom use from customers and opportunities for prostitutes to manipulate customer relations by judicious suspension of condom application.
Both norms of gendered role-play and prostitute status were highlighted as threatening condom use in some situations, while prostitute status could also be used as the basis of rational argument for condom use in others.
Relational issues such as familiarity or a desire to communicate trust were at the forefront in explanations of condom non-use.
Perceptions of physical power and the authority to permit or withhold sexual service or profit were determining influences crucial in condom use negotiation.
Mots-clés Pascal : Comportement sexuel, Prostitution, Facteur risque, SIDA, Virose, Infection, Royaume Uni, Europe, Utilisation, Condom, Prise risque, Homme, Femelle, Immunopathologie, Immunodéficit
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Sexual behavior, Prostitution, Risk factor, AIDS, Viral disease, Infection, United Kingdom, Europe, Use, Condom, Risk taking, Human, Female, Immunopathology, Immune deficiency
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 98-0246261
Code Inist : 002B05C02D. Création : 11/09/1998.