The Psychology of Sexual Orientation, Behavior, and Identity: A Handbook

By Louis Diamant; Richard D. McAnulty | Go to book overview

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Race and Sexuality in the United
States: Sexuality and Sexual
Preference in the African-
American Population

Rupert A. Francis, Frederick A. Ernst, Jessy G. Devieux , and Joyce Perkins

Little is confidently known about the sexual practices of Americans, and even less is known about cross-cultural diversity of sexuality within the American population ( Belcastro 1985; Janus & Janus 1993; Reiss 1993). Researching human sexuality is particularly problematic because there is no methodology for collecting data that is not subject to the bias of an individual's report about what he or she does in complete privacy. We describe here a review of studies relevant to sexuality and sexual preference among African-Americans and provide some preliminary new data collected in our own investigations. While we feel strongly that the term African-American is a more accurate characterization of our study population than black, we will use both terms interchangeably to describe our results because all of our data are comparative and whites do not typically provide ethnic information in response to a question asking for race, and in our experience, the majority of African-Americans continue to use the black descriptor in response to a question about race.


SEXUALITY

A recent review ( Seidman & Reider 1994) concluded that reliable data concerning sexual behavioral norms are only now beginning to emerge. Despite the most ambitious effort to characterize American sexual practices and norms since the Kinsey report ( Kinsey, Pomeroy & Martin 1948), Janus and Janus ( 1993) did not include comparisons between blacks and whites. Belcastro ( 1985) in

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