Beyond global sociosexual orientations: a more differentiated look at sociosexuality and its effects on courtship and romantic relationships.

  title={Beyond global sociosexual orientations: a more differentiated look at sociosexuality and its effects on courtship and romantic relationships.},
  author={Lars Penke and Jens B. Asendorpf},
  journal={Journal of personality and social psychology},
  volume={95 5},
Sociosexuality is usually assessed as the overall orientation toward uncommitted sex, although this global approach may mask unique contributions of different components. In a large online study (N = 2,708) and a detailed behavioral assessment of 283 young adults (both singles and couples) with a 1-year follow-up, the authors established 3 theoretically meaningful components of sociosexuality: past behavioral experiences, the attitude toward uncommitted sex, and sociosexual desire (all measured… 

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