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dc.contributor.authorKarhulahti, Veli-Matti
dc.contributor.authorVälisalo, Tanja
dc.date.accessioned2021-01-18T09:36:26Z
dc.date.available2021-01-18T09:36:26Z
dc.date.issued2021
dc.identifier.citationKarhulahti, V.-M., & Välisalo, T. (2021). Fictosexuality, Fictoromance, and Fictophilia : A Qualitative Study of Love and Desire for Fictional Characters. <i>Frontiers in Psychology</i>, <i>11</i>, Article 575427. <a href="https://doi.org/10.3389/fpsyg.2020.575427" target="_blank">https://doi.org/10.3389/fpsyg.2020.575427</a>
dc.identifier.otherCONVID_47754275
dc.identifier.urihttps://jyx.jyu.fi/handle/123456789/73662
dc.description.abstractFictosexuality, fictoromance, and fictophilia are terms that have recently become popular in online environments as indicators of strong and lasting feelings of love, infatuation, or desire for one or more fictional characters. This article explores the phenomenon by qualitative thematic analysis of 71 relevant online discussions. Five central themes emerge from the data: (1) fictophilic paradox, (2) fictophilic stigma, (3) fictophilic behaviors, (4) fictophilic asexuality, and (5) fictophilic supernormal stimuli. The findings are further discussed and ultimately compared to the long-term debates on human sexuality in relation to fictional characters in Japanese media psychology. Contexts for future conversation and research are suggested.en
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dc.languageeng
dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherFrontiers Media
dc.relation.ispartofseriesFrontiers in Psychology
dc.rightsCC BY 4.0
dc.subject.otherfiktoseksuaalisuus
dc.subject.otherpelihahmot
dc.subject.otherhahmot
dc.subject.otherparasocial relationships
dc.subject.otherfictophilia
dc.subject.othergame characters
dc.subject.othercharacters
dc.titleFictosexuality, Fictoromance, and Fictophilia : A Qualitative Study of Love and Desire for Fictional Characters
dc.typearticle
dc.identifier.urnURN:NBN:fi:jyu-202101181136
dc.contributor.laitosMusiikin, taiteen ja kulttuurin tutkimuksen laitosfi
dc.contributor.laitosHumanistis-yhteiskuntatieteellinen tiedekuntafi
dc.contributor.laitosDepartment of Music, Art and Culture Studiesen
dc.contributor.laitosFaculty of Humanities and Social Sciencesen
dc.contributor.oppiaineNykykulttuurin tutkimusfi
dc.contributor.oppiaineContemporary Cultureen
dc.type.urihttp://purl.org/eprint/type/JournalArticle
dc.description.reviewstatuspeerReviewed
dc.relation.issn1664-1078
dc.relation.volume11
dc.type.versionpublishedVersion
dc.rights.copyright© 2021 Karhulahti and Välisalo
dc.rights.accesslevelopenAccessfi
dc.relation.grantnumber312397
dc.subject.ysosarjakuvat
dc.subject.ysoseksuaalisuus
dc.subject.ysotelevisiosarjat
dc.subject.ysofiktiiviset hahmot
dc.subject.ysopelitutkimus
dc.subject.ysopelit
dc.subject.ysotelevisiot (laitteet)
dc.subject.ysosuhteet
dc.subject.ysososiaaliset suhteet
dc.subject.ysoelokuvat
dc.subject.ysomedia
dc.format.contentfulltext
jyx.subject.urihttp://www.yso.fi/onto/yso/p1148
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jyx.subject.urihttp://www.yso.fi/onto/yso/p21187
jyx.subject.urihttp://www.yso.fi/onto/yso/p6062
jyx.subject.urihttp://www.yso.fi/onto/yso/p5221
jyx.subject.urihttp://www.yso.fi/onto/yso/p1372
jyx.subject.urihttp://www.yso.fi/onto/yso/p411
jyx.subject.urihttp://www.yso.fi/onto/yso/p1235
jyx.subject.urihttp://www.yso.fi/onto/yso/p2445
dc.rights.urlhttps://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
dc.relation.doi10.3389/fpsyg.2020.575427
dc.relation.funderSuomen Akatemiafi
dc.relation.funderAcademy of Finlanden
jyx.fundingprogramHuippuyksikkörahoitus, SAfi
jyx.fundingprogramCentre of Excellence, AoFen
jyx.fundinginformationThis research was supported by the Academy of Finland projects Centre of Excellence in Game Culture Studies (CoE-GameCult, 312397) and Sexuality and Play in Media Culture (SaP, 309382).


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