Cultural Suppression of Female Sexuality

  title={Cultural Suppression of Female Sexuality},
  author={R. Baumeister and J. Twenge},
  journal={Review of General Psychology},
  pages={166 - 203}
  • R. Baumeister, J. Twenge
  • Published 2002
  • Psychology
  • Review of General Psychology
  • Four theories about cultural suppression of female sexuality are evaluated. Data are reviewed on cross-cultural differences in power and sex ratios, reactions to the sexual revolution, direct restraining influences on adolescent and adult female sexuality, double standard patterns of sexual morality, female genital surgery, legal and religious restrictions on sex, prostitution and pornography, and sexual deception. The view that men suppress female sexuality received hardly any support and is… CONTINUE READING
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