Gender, Sexual Experience, and the Sexual Double Standard: Evaluations of Female Contraceptive Behavior

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Doris Bazzini Ph.D, Professor (Creator)
Appalachian State University (ASU )
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Abstract: The purpose of the present research was to compare men’s and women’s perceptions of female contraceptive behavior and investigate the relationship between sexual experience and these perceptions. One hundred forty-six predominantly Caucasion males (n = 76) and females (n = 70) were randomly assigned to one of three sexual scenarios in which a male provided the condom in a sexual encounter, a female provided the condom, or no condom was used. They were then asked to rate the female on several behavioral and personality measures and to complete a sexual experience scale. Results showed differences in the way men and women perceived the female target. A positive correlation was also found between sexual experience and more favorable perceptions of the sexually-prepared female.

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Kelly, J., & Bazzini D. G. (2001). Gender, sexual experience, and the sexual double standard: Evaluations of female contraceptive behavior. Sex Roles: A Journal of Research, 45(11-12): 785-799. (Dec 2001) Published by Springer Verlag (ISSN: 1573-2762). The original publication is available at
Language: English
Date: 2001

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