Risk-bearing sexuality within the context of internet use among young people in Lagos metropolis
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As internet penetration surges in different parts of the world, access to a wide range of subjects rises also. Matters of sexuality are no exceptions. While there is ample empirical evidence that youths seek knowledge about sexuality, and get involved in sexually stimulating and/or gratifying activities on the internet, the relationship between involvement in these online sexual activities (OSAs) and real life sexual behaviour remains a matter of polemic. Modelling theorists contend that exposure to sexuality related information propels acting out such information. Catharsis on the other hand holds the view that exposure to such information serves as safety valves for the peaceful release of imperfectly sublimated antisocial sexual drives. Using data gathered from young internet users involved in OSAs as well as those not involved within the city of Lagos, this study concludes that OSA is associated with involvement in risk-bearing sexual behaviours.
Adolescence , Sexuality , Cybersex , Catharsis , Research Subject Categories::SOCIAL SCIENCES::Social sciences::Sociology
Kunnuji, M. (2011). Risk-bearing sexuality within the context of internet use among young people in Lagos metropolis. Inkanyiso: Journal of Humanities and Social Sciences, 3(2), 111-121.