Evidence of Change in Men's Versus Women's Emotional Reactions to First Sexual Intercourse: A 23-year Study in a Human Sexuality Course at a Midwestern University

@article{Sprecher2014EvidenceOC,
  title={Evidence of Change in Men's Versus Women's Emotional Reactions to First Sexual Intercourse: A 23-year Study in a Human Sexuality Course at a Midwestern University},
  author={Susan Sprecher},
  journal={The Journal of Sex Research},
  year={2014},
  volume={51},
  pages={466 - 472}
}
  • S. Sprecher
  • Published 2014
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • The Journal of Sex Research
With a large sample (N = 5,769) of university students obtained over a 23-year period (1990–2012), which represented three decades of first sexual intercourse experiences, the present study examined gender differences in pleasure, anxiety, and guilt in response to first intercourse. Men reported more pleasure and anxiety than women, and women reported more guilt than men. Anxiety decreased over the three decades for men; pleasure increased and guilt decreased for women. As a result of these… Expand
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