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Abstract

This article establishes heterosexual relationships as spaces out of control and, from Foucault’s view of power, positions them as answer to the discourses generated by society to control sexuality. This qualitative study included 20 Puerto Rican couples (11 seroconcordant and 9 serodiscordant) with the objective of identifying variables related to relationship satisfaction with sexual intimacy among women living with HIV/AIDS. Results evidence how in many instances sexual relations are, in fact, moments where passion precedes reason. By involving in high risk behavior, they ignore the preventive enterprise, distance themselves from reason and imposing passion. We come to conclusions about social sciences, specially psychology, and the contribution it can bring to redefine sexuality, substituting the regulating role for a new constructive one.

Keywords

Couples, HIV, Sexuality, Power, Foucault, Prevention

Publication Date

12-1-2007

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