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Subject/Keyword
sexuality education
autoethnography
adult education
feminist pedagogy
women learners
Type of item
Thesis
Degree grantor
University of Alberta
Author or creator
Albrecht, Lauren
Supervisor and department
Grace, Andre (Educational Policy Studies)
Examining committee member and department
Wiltse, Lynne (Elementary Education)
Wells, Kristopher (Educational Policy Studies)
Department
Department of Educational Policy Studies
Specialization
Adult Education
Date accepted
2012-09-25T15:24:23Z
Graduation date
2012-09
Degree
Master of Education
Degree level
Master's
Abstract
Shaped by Western, patriarchal attitudes, sex education is a contentious issue. Sex education for adults primarily focuses on health promotion and prevention for ‘at risk’ audiences. This approach contests progressive calls to ensure that sexuality-related interventions focus more on positive constructions of individuals’ sexual lives. The popularity of home sex toy parties creates a unique opportunity to provide education that includes information on sexuality, sexual functioning, and pleasure, in support of lifelong sexual wellness. This autoethnographic study examines my journey as a home sex toy party facilitator and a novice researcher and explores nine bioethnographies of female sex toy party guests. The combined data illustrate a cultural study of sexuality, grounded in history and moving into contemporary times, and provides the context to examine home sex toy parties as political and pedagogical sites where adults can build knowledge and understanding about sexuality in transgressive and potentially transformative ways.
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English
DOI
doi:10.7939/R39D3X
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