“FIRST TIME” SCENES AND SCENERIES IN THE EXPERIENCE OF DIFFERENT GENERATIONS

Ana Maria de Oliveira Urpia Sônia Maria Rocha Sampaio About the authors

Abstract

We propose in this paper a comprehensive reading of the first affective-sexual experience with genital intercourse - the “first time” - of university students from two different generations, using the analytical categories of actor / actress, scene, scenery and scripts. With this purpose, we initially perform a brief presentation of those categories based on our understanding of Erwin Goffman’s Dramaturgical Theory and on John Gagnon’s and William Simon’s Theory on Sexual Scripts, both heirs of the interactionist tradition of the School of Chicago. We then share some of the results of an ethnographic research which aimed, as one of its goals, to understand the meanings constructed by the interviewed subjects of both genders around their first affective-sexual experiences, as well as of the cultural sceneries that guided their “first time” scenes, according to their generational and gender positions.

Keywords:
sexuality; generation; gender; scenes; sceneries

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