Shame and Stigma connections to Sexual Experiences in a Queer Sample

Our study is a partial replication of (Martin-Storey, Paquette, Bergeron, Castonguay-Khounsombath, & Prévost (2022) in recognizing the nuanced aspects of Queer identity and sexuality in connection to their negative sexual experiences. These experiences can include sexual harassment, sexual coercion, and sexual assault including rape. Participants completed a survey that included closed and open-ended questions about their sexual experiences, sexuality, and connections to gender identity. This study focuses on the types of experiences individuals had and how those experiences fueled shame and stigma of the negative sexual experiences.

Jennifer L. Huck, she/her/hers, Associate Professor, Criminal Justice, Carroll University
Maddie Hanson, undergraduate student, Carroll University

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