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Article: Not so great expectations: Sex and housewives in Hong Kong

TitleNot so great expectations: Sex and housewives in Hong Kong
Authors
Issue Date2008
PublisherRoutledge. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.informaworld.com/openurl?genre=journal&issn=0022-4499
Citation
Journal Of Sex Research, 2008, v. 45 n. 4, p. 338-349 How to Cite?
AbstractThe study explores the life of married women who are being described as having "good," "normal," "blessed" sexuality. The case of si-nais (housewives) in Hong Kong shows that we can never assume that married women (or any social category) are privileged by virtue of their status on the sexual hierarchy. The blessings of social respectability apparently enjoyed by these women may work to enable or hinder women's expression of their erotic desires and sexual fulfillment, depending on their special social circumstances. These women's imagination and experience of good sex is composed of a multitude of components. Women may feel good because they can achieve other psychological and social aims that are important in their lives (which could be related to the maintenance of marriage or the peace of the family). Women may feel good because of the erotic satisfaction that they derive from different pursuits including interests, leisure or other intimate relationships, rather than sexual fulfillment in terms of orgasm or physical pleasure. Women may reformulate their pleasures variously at different stages of their lives. Social respectability, orgasm, emotional intimacy, or any other specific element, may all enter or leave the formula for good sex.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/59812
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2015 Impact Factor: 2.862
2015 SCImago Journal Rankings: 1.422
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dc.contributor.authorYing Ho, PSen_HK
dc.date.accessioned2010-05-31T03:57:52Z-
dc.date.available2010-05-31T03:57:52Z-
dc.date.issued2008en_HK
dc.identifier.citationJournal Of Sex Research, 2008, v. 45 n. 4, p. 338-349en_HK
dc.identifier.issn0022-4499en_HK
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dc.description.abstractThe study explores the life of married women who are being described as having "good," "normal," "blessed" sexuality. The case of si-nais (housewives) in Hong Kong shows that we can never assume that married women (or any social category) are privileged by virtue of their status on the sexual hierarchy. The blessings of social respectability apparently enjoyed by these women may work to enable or hinder women's expression of their erotic desires and sexual fulfillment, depending on their special social circumstances. These women's imagination and experience of good sex is composed of a multitude of components. Women may feel good because they can achieve other psychological and social aims that are important in their lives (which could be related to the maintenance of marriage or the peace of the family). Women may feel good because of the erotic satisfaction that they derive from different pursuits including interests, leisure or other intimate relationships, rather than sexual fulfillment in terms of orgasm or physical pleasure. Women may reformulate their pleasures variously at different stages of their lives. Social respectability, orgasm, emotional intimacy, or any other specific element, may all enter or leave the formula for good sex.en_HK
dc.languageengen_HK
dc.publisherRoutledge. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.informaworld.com/openurl?genre=journal&issn=0022-4499en_HK
dc.relation.ispartofJournal of Sex Researchen_HK
dc.rightsThis is an electronic version of an article published in [include the complete citation information for the final version of the article as published in the print edition of the journal]. [JOURNAL TITLE] is available online at: http://www.informaworld.com/smpp/ with the open URL of your articleen_HK
dc.subject.meshInterpersonal Relations-
dc.subject.meshMarriage - psychology - statistics and numerical data-
dc.subject.meshPersonal Satisfaction-
dc.subject.meshSexual Partners - psychology-
dc.subject.meshSpouses - psychology - statistics and numerical data-
dc.titleNot so great expectations: Sex and housewives in Hong Kongen_HK
dc.typeArticleen_HK
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dc.identifier.emailYing Ho, PS: psyho@hkucc.hku.hken_HK
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dc.publisher.placeUnited Statesen_HK
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