Sexual Norms for Lesbian and Bisexual Women in a Culture Where Lesbianism Is Not Acceptable Enough: The Japanese Survey About Sexual Behaviors, STIs Preventive Behaviors, and the Value of Sexual Relations

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Abstract

This study aimed to identify key factors preventing STIs among women who have sex with women in Japan. This description is based on survey and open-ended responses from participants. The questionnaire contained participants’ background, sexual behavior, STI prevention behavior, experience and knowledge of STIs, and the value of sex with women. 104 responded, and 92 (88.5 %) reported having sexual experience with women. A variety of sexual behaviors were reported. Regarding STIs, 14.4% of participants had an STI in past. Almost half of the participants cited measures to prevent STIs included hygienic activities. Participants believed that sexual relations accompany partnership with females.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)407-420
Number of pages14
JournalJournal of Homosexuality
Volume66
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2019 Feb 23
Externally publishedYes

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Female Homosexuality
Sexually Transmitted Diseases
Sexual Behavior
Values
experience
Japan
Surveys and Questionnaires
Sexual Minorities
questionnaire

Keywords

  • bisexual women
  • Lesbian
  • STI preventive behavior
  • the perceived importance of sex in a female relationship
  • WSW (women who have sex with women)

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Gender Studies
  • Social Psychology
  • Education
  • Psychology(all)

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