Group sex as play

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dc.contributor Hanken School of Economics, Management and Organisation, Helsinki en Harviainen, J. Tuomas Frank, Katherine 2016-09-21T21:01:31Z 2016-09-21T21:01:31Z 2016
dc.identifier.citation Harviainen , J T & Frank , K 2016 , ' Group sex as play : Rules and transgression in shared non-monogamy ' Games and Culture : A Journal of Interactive Media . DOI: 10.1177/1555412016659835 en
dc.identifier.issn 1555-4120
dc.identifier.other PURE: 6831662
dc.identifier.other PURE UUID: 478ba728-eaaf-4336-b39c-7dd8ba4f0382
dc.description.abstract Drawing on ethnographic and interview data collected from the United States and Finland on lifestyle (‘‘swinging’’) events, this article explores the implicit and explicit rules influencing negotiations for group sex as a type of play. Participants maintain a sense of freedom and spontaneity while acting within situational constraints—ethical expectations, preexplicated rules, implicit rules, and complex negotiations that occur during the play itself either openly or more subtly. Because it has implications for the participants’ everyday lives, lifestyle group sex is a phenomenon on the border between games and adult play. Through an analysis of the rules and social contracts arising in group sex, we demonstrate how participants learn to read interactions at group sex events in the way that players learn game systems and how they can and do become ‘‘good players’’ in such situations. en
dc.format.extent 20
dc.language.iso eng
dc.publisher Sage Publications, Inc
dc.relation.ispartof Games and Culture : A Journal of Interactive Media
dc.rights en
dc.subject 514,1 Sociology en
dc.subject social negotiation en
dc.subject 616 Other humanities en
dc.subject sex as play en
dc.subject adult play en
dc.subject group sex en
dc.subject swinging en
dc.subject rules en
dc.subject KOTA2016? en
dc.title Group sex as play en
dc.title Rules and transgression in shared non-monogamy en
dc.type A1 Refereed journal article, original research
dc.description.version Peer reviewed
dc.type.uri info:eu-repo/semantics/article
dc.type.uri info:eu-repo/semantics/acceptedVersion

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