Limitations The current study has limitations worth noting. The majority had participated in some form of outpatient drug treatment, but some of the women had never received formal treatment for their drug use. Focus groups are particularly well suited for uncovering a full range of opinions, experiences, or concerns about a topic Krueger,. The attraction to Sexual Aggression Scale: I 1989 Journal of Sex Research. Malamuth noted that some men are willing to engage in aggressive, even coercive sexual behavior, especially if they are unlikely to be caught. This current study also found a relationship between anal intercourse, substance use, and sexual pleasure among women. All omissions and discrepancies were then discussed by the coders, and a consensus approach was used to assign final codes.
Or you made the trip and you go into a motel and you bring all your stuff and you get high and then you are going to have sex. Positive physical experiences included liking the sensation. This occurred when one person applied a code that was overlooked by the other person. It got to be where he started doing this on a regular basis. Or when it is unplanned and not discussed prior to engaging in sexual activity? Focus groups: A practical guide for applied research.
The research literature makes clear distinctions between risks among men who have sex with men from insertive anal intercourse compared to receptive anal intercourse, but the women did not. Although each participant was not required to answer each question, the facilitator did encourage participation from all women and made efforts to elicit diverging perspectives. The women may have been less likely to overtly refuse the anal intercourse if she was under the influence of drugs. So, you know, when you start using drugs and shit, it makes you do shit… you have certain boundaries and morals set and it makes you go beneath that. Method Focus group methods were selected to uncover the wide range of reasons that drug-abusing women may have for engaging in heterosexual anal intercourse.
Participation was also limited to English-speaking women, and participants were low-income women. Because the one time that I did do it, I was drunk and it was fucking shoved in and it hurt. Heterosexual anal sex: Part of an expanding sexual repertoire? Given the potential health risks from anal intercourse, further inquiry into this sexual behavior is warranted. I hate anal sex, it is very painful. That is like the best sex ever. Further questioning revealed that all of the participants had had anal intercourse, but some did not count it as such if the man did not ejaculate or if the woman insisted he withdraw because of pain. Heterosexual anal intercourse among Black and Latino adolescents and young adults: A poorly understood high-risk behavior.
No, crack will make you do anything. But I mean, I kept on going back to him, running back to him, running back to him. African American, Group 1 Still others felt emotionally humiliated by the experience. Latina, Group 2 This suggests that most of the women in these focus groups found vaginal intercourse to be more enjoyable than anal intercourse. In the third phase, Dedoose was used to mark excerpts from the transcripts.
The current study sought to examine why heterosexual women engage in anal intercourse. Then he was real smooth with it. All groups were digitally recorded for transcription; transcripts were analyzed using the methods of grounded theory to determine themes. A meta-analytic review of research on gender differences in sexuality. Journal of Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndromes.
And he said, well, let me give you a massage. Qualitative data analysis: A sourcebook of new methods 2nd ed. Then, when I took a shit, I wiped my shit and there was blood on the fucking thing. African American, Group 1 In other cases, the women described drugs as making them do something they would not ordinarily do, suggesting that they were only willing to engage in anal intercourse when they were high enough to overcome their inhibitions and personal boundaries: Cocaine makes us do what we would usually not do. Rape and seduction scripts of university students: Implications for rape attributions and unacknowledged rape.
African American, Group 1 Still others explained that having anal intercourse without using substances would be too painful so they are only willing to have anal intercourse when they are high: It was the drugs that was the main thing that made me. Personally, I like it; I wanted the ultimate workout and he gave it to me; I do like to have my salad tossed. And he got to the booty and massaged it. Sexually transmitted infections, sexual risk behavior, and intimate partner violence among African American adolescent females with a male sex partner recently released from incarceration. Discussion The current study sought to understand why heterosexual women engage in anal intercourse, their perceptions of risks associated with anal intercourse, and their physical and emotional reactions to anal intercourse.
While this growing body of literature suggests that anal intercourse among heterosexual women may be more prevalent than previously assumed particularly among drug-abusing samples of women , there is currently very little information about why these women are engaging in anal intercourse. Gender and power: Society, the person, and sexual politics. I only like it in one certain position, so when it does happen, I am in control of how we do it because it is my body, you know? This suggests that questions must be carefully worded when studying this behavior. Heterosexual anal sex among female drug users: U. I said, oh, this motherfucker has experience with this thing.
African American, Group 1 It has been my choice, you know…like, this is what I want, you know? He started doing it to me in my booty—painfully! The second stage consent process required the women to give separate consent to have the focus group digitally recorded for later transcription and coding. Due to the limited nature of previous research on this topic, we opted for a more exploratory approach aimed at uncovering the broad range of reasons that women had for engaging in anal intercourse. Whether the most recent experience of anal intercourse is negative or positive may determine whether the woman will engage in anal intercourse in the future, but does not really answer the question as to whether she consented to it the first time. Sexual behavior and selected health measures: Men and women 15—44 years of age, United States, 2002. African American, Group 1 Others agreed to have anal intercourse in exchange for drugs: I was so cracked out in the game that I knew I was going to get a hit when he got through.