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“By the semi‐mystical appearance of a condom”: How young women and men communicate sexual consent in heterosexual situations
Little is known about how women and men communicate sexual consent. In this study, 378 undergraduate women and men completed a questionnaire designed to examine how they would interpret their date's
The Complexities of Sexual Consent Among College Students: A Conceptual and Empirical Review
TLDR
The conceptual challenges of defining sexual consent and the empirical research on how young people navigate sexual consent in their daily lives are reviewed, focusing primarily on studies of U.S. and Canadian students.
Men's self-reports of unwanted sexual activity.
We investigated men's experience with unwanted sexual activity-including unwanted kissing, petting, or intercourse-engaged in because of physical or psychological pressure or from societal
Was It Rape? The Function of Women's Rape Myth Acceptance and Definitions of Sex in Labeling Their Own Experiences
In a phenomenon called unacknowledged rape, many rape victims do not label their experience “rape.” Does their level of rape myth acceptance influence this labeling process? In this study, 86 college
Men's and Women's Reports of Pretending Orgasm
TLDR
A sexual script in which women should orgasm before men, and men are responsible for women's orgasms is suggested.
College Women's Fears and Precautionary Behaviors Relating to Acquaintance Rape and Stranger Rape
Past research on women's fear of rape has focused on women's fears relating to stranger rape, even though most rapes are acquaintance rapes. In this study, 139 undergraduate women completed a
Misinterpreted dating behaviors and the risk of date rape
This study investigated how traditional and nontraditional women and men, as measured by the Attitudes toward Women Scale, interpreted various dating behaviors and how their attitudes toward date
Do women sometimes say no when they mean yes? The prevalence and correlates of women's token resistance to sex.
TLDR
It is argued that, given society's sexual double standard, token resistance may be a rational behavior, which could, however, have negative consequences, including discouraging honest communication, perpetuating restrictive gender stereotypes, and--if men learn to disregard women's refusals--increasing the incidence of rape.
Conceptualizing the “Wantedness” of Women's Consensual and Nonconsensual Sexual Experiences: Implications for How Women Label Their Experiences With Rape
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A multidimensional model of sexual wanting and a wanting—consenting distinction was developed and compared with acknowledged rape victims, unacknowledged rape victims reported wanting the sexual intercourse more despite not having consented.
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