EROTICS: Exploratory research on sexuality and the internet (executive summary)
, February 2011
By limiting access to internet, claiming to avoid obscenity and preserve gender and sexual norms, governments are actually preventing communities from exercising their rights and freedoms. The growing practice of regulation may have an impact in how people learn about sexuality and express it – especially the most affected by regulation, women and people of diverse sexualities. APC’S EROTICS conducted research in five countries: Brazil, India, Lebanon, South Africa and the United States. The EROTICS issue paper contains executive summaries for each country as well as an incisive introduction by EROTICS coordinator, Jac sm Kee.
This brief outlines the research scope and findings by each of the partnering country research teams. It provides an overview of the research endeavours, and surfaces the key areas of concern, interest and interrogation in the findings. They give a compelling glimpse into the richness of the research universe, and the complexity of the subject.