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Gender and Binegativity: Men’s and Women’s Attitudes Toward Male and Female Bisexuals
Findings suggest multiple underlying beliefs about bisexuals that contribute to binegativity, particularly against bisexual men and confirm the importance of considering gender (of both the target and the rater) when assessing sexual prejudice.
Assessing LGBTQ Campus Climate and Creating Change
Low levels of sexual prejudice and generally positive perceptions of the campus are found, but positive attitudes were more strongly endorsed by heterosexual and cisgender than LGBTQ participants.
Power, desire, and pleasure in sexual fantasies
Although fantasies of submission were not associated with problematic attitudes for either gender, men's fantasies of dominance were associated with greater acceptance of rape myths, and greater rape myth acceptance was associated with emotional and romantic fantasy themes.
Girls Gone Wild? Heterosexual Women’s Same-Sex Encounters at College Parties
Our purpose was to explore a relatively new sexual behavior—heterosexual women kissing one another publicly at college parties. Popular press articles suggest this is a common occurrence among
Gender differences in the enactment of sociosexuality: An examination of implicit social motives, sexual fantasies, coercive sexual attitudes, and aggressive sexual behavior
For both men and women, an unrestricted sociosexual orientation was correlated with behavioral items indicating earlier life experiences with sex, a greater number of lifetime sex partners, and more frequent sexual activity.
Development and Validation of the Attitudes about Sadomasochism Scale
This study presents a reliable and valid measure of stereotypical and prejudicial attitudes about individuals involved in these nontraditional sexual practices, the Attitudes about Sadomasochism Scale (ASMS), and revealed that participants who had prior knowledge about sadomasochistan, participants who have engaged in SM, and participants who knew a friend involved in SM all endorsed more positive attitudes on the ASMS.
BDSM practitioners’ understandings of their initial attraction to BDSM sexuality: essentialist and constructionist narratives
The purpose of this research was to explore essentialist and constructionist accounts within BDSM (bondage and discipline, dominance and submission, and sadism and masochism) practitioners' stories
Psychosocial Influences on Bisexual Women’s Body Image
Research on body image has focused almost exclusively on heterosexual women and lesbians, leaving bisexual women’s experiences largely ignored. The present study sought to gain an understanding of
Narrating Rural Lesbian Lives: Body Image and Lesbian Community in Central Pennsylvania
How rural lesbian women experience their bodies and how lesbian communities, as safe havens from the dominant heterosexual culture, contribute to their body image are explored.
Blurring the Line Between Researcher and Researched in Interview Studies
There is a rich history of feminist critique of research methods in the social sciences, with feminist scholars noting an androcentric bias and a focus on the values and concerns of the dominant