Malmö University Publications
Change search
CiteExportLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link
Cite
Citation style
  • apa
  • ieee
  • modern-language-association-8th-edition
  • vancouver
  • Other style
More styles
Language
  • de-DE
  • en-GB
  • en-US
  • fi-FI
  • nn-NO
  • nn-NB
  • sv-SE
  • Other locale
More languages
Output format
  • html
  • text
  • asciidoc
  • rtf
Better safe than sorry': Women's stories of sex and intimate relationships on the path out of drug abuse
Malmö högskola, Faculty of Health and Society (HS), Department of Social Work (SA).
Malmö högskola, Faculty of Health and Society (HS), Department of Social Work (SA).ORCID iD: 0000-0002-8248-8825
2017 (English)In: Sexualities, ISSN 1363-4607, E-ISSN 1461-7382, Vol. 20, no 3, p. 324-343Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

This article focuses on the role of sexuality and intimate relationships during women's exit processes from drug abuse. Drawing from qualitative interviews with Swedish women the article explores how their sexual practice is played out both during drug use and in the new drug-free life situation. The conflictual transition process evolves around the individual's attempts to adapt to various sexual scripts made available to them. An element of shame regarding past sexual experiences is enforced by a strong desire to create a new identity as 'ordinary'. The safest option then is to abstain from sex even if it may lead to frustration and longing. To some, toning down sexuality is a welcome respite, to others a meaningless wait. Why does the beautiful, lovely sexuality never come?

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Sage Publications, 2017. Vol. 20, no 3, p. 324-343
Keywords [en]
Body image, drug abuse, exit processes, female sexuality, sexual desire
National Category
Humanities and the Arts
Identifiers
URN: urn:nbn:se:mau:diva-4581DOI: 10.1177/1363460716665782ISI: 000394643700004Scopus ID: 2-s2.0-85012157888Local ID: 25054OAI: oai:DiVA.org:mau-4581DiVA, id: diva2:1401413
Available from: 2020-02-28 Created: 2020-02-28 Last updated: 2024-02-05Bibliographically approved

Open Access in DiVA

No full text in DiVA

Other links

Publisher's full textScopus

Authority records

Månsson, Sven-AxelSvensson, Bengt

Search in DiVA

By author/editor
Månsson, Sven-AxelSvensson, Bengt
By organisation
Department of Social Work (SA)
In the same journal
Sexualities
Humanities and the Arts

Search outside of DiVA

GoogleGoogle Scholar

doi
urn-nbn

Altmetric score

doi
urn-nbn
Total: 266 hits
CiteExportLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link
Cite
Citation style
  • apa
  • ieee
  • modern-language-association-8th-edition
  • vancouver
  • Other style
More styles
Language
  • de-DE
  • en-GB
  • en-US
  • fi-FI
  • nn-NO
  • nn-NB
  • sv-SE
  • Other locale
More languages
Output format
  • html
  • text
  • asciidoc
  • rtf