SOC229 Lecture Notes - Lecture 17: Tea House, Fellatio, Lgbt Community

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Tea Room Trade Week 7
Tearoom Trade OCT 26
Huphre’s Studies
- Able to interview these men after finding their licence plate numbers and going to their
homes
- Saw a lot of repeaters (a lot of these men were regulars)
- Basically an interview survey about their lives never asked about the Tea Room trade (or
he would get caught)
- Uder toda’s stadards he ould ot e ale to do that
- The methods he used was effective
o Rare study where the researcher witnesses the crime being committed
o Interviews at home gave him so much information
Interviews
- No indication the wives knew about their husbands engaged in this kind of activity
- Seret life these e hae, do’t ofide i a od
- No on suspects this kind of behavior (hidden form of deviance)
- Vast majorit of these e are regular e the do’t ko ehae deiatl
- Conscious of their lives (good neighbours, good husbands, good fathers)
- Theses men are very conservative, quite religious
- Tea room is the only deviant activity
- The fact that most of them are married and have children, common law, or recently
divorced these men are primarily heterosexual
o Their view of themselves they are seen as heterosexual
- These men would go on average 2 ½ times a week
- These men say that they are not gay, tell the police that too
- How is that possible? (being straight but performing gay acts)
o People can be primarily heterosexual but are not exclusively heterosexual, they
are still willing to have sex with men
o These play the insertee role
o It is very significant to them
o Having someone give them a blow job that does not make them gay
o The police assume these men are queer
o Limited sexual activity is protecting their self concept
Still enjoy sex with women
Typology of Participants
- 4 typologies based on 2 categories
o 1. Martial status
looked at if they are married
how soon were they marred
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Able to interview these men after finding their licence plate numbers and going to their homes. Saw a lot of repeaters (a lot of these men were regulars) Basically an interview survey about their lives never asked about the tea room trade (or he would get caught) U(cid:374)der toda(cid:455)"s sta(cid:374)dards he (cid:449)ould (cid:374)ot (cid:271)e a(cid:271)le to do that. The methods he used was effective: rare study where the researcher witnesses the crime being committed. Interviews at home gave him so much information. No indication the wives knew about their husbands engaged in this kind of activity. Se(cid:272)ret life these (cid:373)e(cid:374) ha(cid:448)e, do(cid:374)"t (cid:272)o(cid:374)fide i(cid:374) a(cid:374)(cid:455) (cid:271)od(cid:455) No on suspects this kind of behavior (hidden form of deviance) Vast majorit(cid:455) of these (cid:373)e(cid:374) are regular (cid:373)e(cid:374) the(cid:455) do(cid:374)"t k(cid:374)o(cid:449) (cid:271)eha(cid:448)e de(cid:448)ia(cid:374)tl(cid:455) Conscious of their lives (good neighbours, good husbands, good fathers) Theses men are very conservative, quite religious. Tea room is the only deviant activity.

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