A qualitative study examining the effects of transitioning on the sexual experiences of Trans male individuals

Juul, Emma, Banbury, Samantha, Visick, Amanda, Lusher, Joanne and Aydogan, Cinar (2023) A qualitative study examining the effects of transitioning on the sexual experiences of Trans male individuals. International Journal of Frontline Research in Science and Technology, 02 (01). 014-023. ISSN 2945-4859

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Abstract / Description

This qualitative research examined the effects of transitioning on sexual experiences in Trans men. Six participants aged 19 to 45 years took part in a semi-structured interview about their transition, and mental and sexual well-being, pre-and post-transition. A thematic analysis identified three main narratives: conflicted sexual well-being pre-transition self, see no Trans* hear no Trans*, and developing sexual self-efficacy post-transition. Participants discussed how the sexual education curriculum lacks LGBTQIA+ inclusivity, which resulted in compromised mental and sexual well-being. Participants used social media almost exclusively as a source of knowledge on inclusive sex education and Tran’s male identity and representation. Once participants were able to express themselves appropriately and had transitioned, mental well-being and sexual self-efficacy improved. Future qualitative research might look at the effects of social media on sexual self-efficacy, and a longitudinal quantitative study could target measuring levels of sexual self-efficacy pre- and post-transition.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Trans*; Trans male; LGBTQIA+; Sexual self-efficacy; Identity; inclusivity
Subjects: 100 Philosophy & psychology > 150 Psychology
300 Social sciences
Department: School of Social Sciences and Professions
Depositing User: Samantha Banbury
Date Deposited: 30 Jan 2023 12:58
Last Modified: 24 Jan 2024 11:52
URI: https://repository.londonmet.ac.uk/id/eprint/8209

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