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p. 995. The future of sexlocked

  • Véronique Mottier


The 1960s and 1970s engendered an era of freedom of discussion and debate about sex which resulted in the politicization of sex in the West and a review of the prevalent ways of understanding and experiencing sexual practices and identities. Feminist and gay critiques of the normative status of heterosexuality triggered transformations of radical sexual meanings. ‘The future of sex’ looks at how ‘radical’ sexuality really is now. The increasing recognition of sexual diversity in politics, culture, the media, and the economy has led to a decline of the idea of ‘perversion’. Sexual needs, values, and emotions are the products of historical contexts and this will no doubt continue into the future.

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