Straight Young British Men: Kissing, Cuddling and Loving Each Other

February 14, 2018 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Basingstoke Discovery Centre
Festival Place
Basingstoke RG21 7BA
Basingstoke Discovery Centre
01256 478670
Straight Young British Men: Kissing, Cuddling and Loving Each Other @ Basingstoke Discovery Centre

With Professor Eric Anderson, Professor of Masculinities, Sexualities and Sport at the University of Winchester

This talk, led by Basingstoke resident Professor Eric Anderson, will examine how declining homophobia has lead to a total redevelopment of what it means to be masculine for college and university students today.

Using research data drawn from 16-22 year old heterosexual (straight) British males, Dr Anderson highlights that, in addition to homophobia being socially unacceptable, young straight men are kissing, cuddling and loving each other. He shows that old binaries of ‘straight and gay’ no longer work for males of this generation and that once taboo sexual practices are no longer stigmatized.

Dr Eric Anderson degrees in health, psychology and sociology and has published sixteen books and 70 articles. His often controversial research is regularly featured in international television, print and digital media.

Places are limited so advance booking is essential
Booking Line: 01256 478670