Pleasure Expectancies of Black Female Adolescents
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About the Event
Adolescent sexuality is largely constructed by society, peers, family, and sexual scripts. Black female adolescents face racial-gendered stereotypes that affect their ability to explore their sexual desires and embrace healthy sexual exploration. In turn, Black female adolescents are often socialized to expect sexual pain and guilt over sexual pleasure. In this session, we will explore Black female adolescents’ pleasure expectancies, the role of sexual guilt, and how society socializes them to expect more negative outcomes if they engage in sexual intercourse than positive ones.
By the end of this session, participants will be able to:
1) Describe what factors shape Black female adolescents’ expectations of sexual pleasure.
2) Explain how being socialized for negative sexual experiences in adolescence can result in lasting effects in adulthood.
Shemeka Thorpe, PhD is a sexuality researcher at the University of Kentucky. Her research focuses on the sexual well-being of Black women using sex-positive and intimate justice frameworks. She serves on the editorial board of the American Journal of Sexuality Education. She has been featured in online magazines such as Cosmopolitan and Elite Daily. Her research has been published in peer-reviewed journals such as Culture, Health, and Sexuality, Sexuality & Culture, Journal of American College Health, and The Journal of Black Sexuality and Relationships. Dr. Thorpe is the co-founder of the award-winning platform The Minority Sex Report. A platform created to provide representation in sexuality education primarily for Black and Native American adolescents.
- With CEs$15$150$0
- With CEs$20$200$0
- With CEs$25$250$0
- With CEs$30$300$0
- Add on: Asynchronous Recording$5$50$0