From perennially perky breasts to smooth, hairless legs, womanhood has been constantly sexualized and subjected to unrealistic standards. However, none have been as harmful, or as unexplored, as the expectation of having a tight vagina. Tight vaginas are prized in almost every society and culture that has roots in patriarchy. And this stereotype appears to heavily affect Asian women in particular.
Dispelling the Myth that Asian Vaginas are Tighter
Sex and the Asian man - Los Angeles Times
Torrey Pines Rd. We examined the prevalence of three domains of sexual behaviors among young Asian-American women: sexual experiences, safer sex practices, and potential HIV risk behaviors. We also investigated the impact of gender power control on these domains. The application of the Theory of Gender and Power should be employed with prudence when designing HIV interventions for this population. Asian-American women are emerging as a group newly vulnerable to HIV infection. Accordingly, this study aims to investigate the relationship between gender power control and a range of sexual behaviors associated with increased HIV risk among young Asian-American women.
Taking on taboos: Reporting on sex in California’s Asian-American communities
Western culture has forever stereotyped Asian men as somehow not masculine. As VICELAND host Eddie Huang put it : "We count good, we bow well, we are technologically proficient, we're naturally subordinate, our male anatomy is the size of a thumb drive, and we could never in a thousand millenniums be a threat to steal your girl. The short film, which is part of this year's Loading Docs initiative, shows that there's another side to Asian men, says director Chye-Ling Huang. They're sexy, but they've always been sidelined; in reality, Asian men deserve the spotlight just like anyone else.
Even in an era where sexual themes saturate our media and are readily available on television and online, basic education about puberty, sexual health and safe sex is still inaccessible for some Americans. In a recent study of young people aged 12 to 15 , nearly a third said they had never talked to their parents about sex. In Asian American families, where the subject of sex is particularly taboo and parents may lack sex education themselves, discussions about sex are even less likely to happen. I explored the consequences of this disconnect in my two-part fellowship project.