Sex in Canada: The Who, Why, When, and How of Getting Down Up North (Sexuality Stud) (Hardcover)

Sex in Canada: The Who, Why, When, and How of Getting Down Up North (Sexuality Stud) By Tina Fetner Cover Image


A sociological survey of all things sex related in Canadian culture.

What do we do in the bedroom? How often? Who with? Movies and the internet seem saturated in sex, but it’s difficult to separate fact from fiction, and real talk about our own sexual lives can feel uncomfortable. Sex in Canada pulls the covers off, breaking through myths with frank talk and hard facts. Tina Fetner delves into sex among singles and couples; marriage and monogamy; hooking up and committed relationships. Guided by the results of her one-of-a-kind survey of adults aged eighteen to ninety, she shows us how the social forces that shape Canadian’s lives also influence their sexual behavior, reflecting the patterns of the broader world. In applying the tools of social science to a formerly taboo topic, Sex in Canada offers the most accurate picture to date—not just of Canadians’ sex lives, but of why they do what they do and with whom.

About the Author

Tina Fetner is professor of sociology at McMaster University. She is the author of How the Religious Right Shaped Lesbian and Gay Activism.

Praise For…

"To date, we haven't had much breadth and depth of knowledge about Canada’s sexual practices. And now we do – and it’s so very well done! I am very excited about Tina Fetner’s work."
— Alicia M. Walker, author of The Secret Life of the Cheating Wife: Power, Pragmatism, and Pleasure in Women’s Infidelity

Product Details
ISBN: 9780774869508
ISBN-10: 077486950X
Publisher: University of British Columbia Press
Publication Date: March 5th, 2024
Pages: 216
Language: English
Series: Sexuality Stud