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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.
College Students and Sexual Consent: Unique Insights
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Men are conceptualized as sexual initiators and women as sexual gatekeepers, and that men's sexual pleasure is primary whereas women's experience of pleasure is secondary, articulate the need for more pointed research aimed at assessing sexual consent among college students.
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
What Is Sexual Empowerment? A Multidimensional and Process-Oriented Approach to Adolescent Girls’ Sexual Empowerment
Theorists disagree about how to define the concept of empowerment. This disagreement extends to discussions of adolescent girls’ sexual empowerment. Feminists struggle with whether sexual empowerment
Gender Differences in Heterosexual College Students' Conceptualizations and Indicators of Sexual Consent: Implications for Contemporary Sexual Assault Prevention Education
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There were significant differences in how men and women indicated their own consent and nonconsent, with women reporting more verbal strategies than men and men reporting more nonverbal strategies than women, and in how they interpreted their partner's consent andNonconsent.
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.
What Is Sex and Why Does It Matter? A Motivational Approach to Exploring Individuals' Definitions of Sex
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In contrast to the above assumptions, many respondents expressed ambiguity about their definitions of sex, and their decisions about labeling an experience as “sex” often seemed influenced by the consequences of applying this label.
Ambivalent Affect and Sexual Response: The Impact of Co-Occurring Positive and Negative Emotions on Subjective and Physiological Sexual Responses to Erotic Stimuli
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Results showed that positive affect was strongly and positively related to subjective sexual response, and although negative affect was generally a poor predictor of subjective sexual arousal, for women, it was positively associated with genital response in some conditions.
A Match-and-Motivation Model of How Women Label Their Nonconsensual Sexual Experiences
Many rape victims are unacknowledged rape victims—they report an experience meeting researchers’ operational definitions of rape but do not label their experience as rape. The purpose of this study
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