Wanting more : sex positivity and sexual liberation from an asexual feminist lens

UNCG Author/Contributor (non-UNCG co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Lauren E. Sprout (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
Web Site: http://library.uncg.edu/
Danielle Bouchard

Abstract: This thesis takes an approach rooted in asexuality discourses to analyze sex positivity’s treatment as an uninterrogated good in sexual liberationist feminism. It breaks down how sex positivity and its practitioners reinforce compulsory sexuality. It looks at the origins of sex positivity in the 1980s Sex Wars and sex-radical movement. It analyzes the impact and representation of sex positivity in various genres and discourse communities including feminist theory, memoirs, television series, and activism. It also discusses the “crisis” surrounding Generation Z “not having enough sex” and “failure” to take up the mantle of the revolution that sex-positive feminism offers.

Additional Information

Language: English
Date: 2023
Asexuality, Feminism, Feminist studies, Generation Z, Sex positivity, Sex wars
Asexuality (Sexual orientation)
Sexual freedom

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