The starting point for this study was a hypothesis that humour constitutes a forum that enables discourses about sensitive topics in a relatively non-risky fashion. As humouristic statements can be withdrawn, twisted, turned and inverted endlessly. Its just a joke. In this way, humour creates a distance to the topic at hand, such that it becomes possible to talk about and negotiate such a ... [Show full abstract] sensitive topic as sexuality.
During the youth period, sexulaity and the relationship to potensial sexual partners become highly significant. This is the time when sexuality becaime relevant for own thoughts and acts. At the same time, it is sensitive and vulnerable stage of life. But whiting humor, its legitimate to explore happenings, share experiences and phataisses to a higher extent, because it is not for real. Data is based on participant observation in a youth Club in a sub-urb of Oslo, With participant observation, as well as interviews With youth and retrospective interviews With adults. A questionaire was also used in two Schools, and a list of sexual jokes was shared With School clases for discussion.