Sexual Technologies

We join a body of feminist scholarship directed at expanding epistemic and empirical conversations beyond sexual empowerment/oppression oppositions (e.g., Gavey, 2012; Jagose, 2010; McClelland 2010), by addressing the ways social meanings, symbolic representations, affects, and fantasy about sexuality cohere in subjectivities.

Specific sexual technologies examined include: recreational sexual enhancement medication (e.g., Viagra, STAXYN), penile rehabilitation techniques following prostate cancer, women’s pornography experiences within relationships, women’s male erotica use, and sexual expert discourses.