Sexual Strategies Across Sexual Orientations

@article{Schmitt2007SexualSA,
  title={Sexual Strategies Across Sexual Orientations},
  author={David P Schmitt},
  journal={Journal of Psychology \& Human Sexuality},
  year={2007},
  volume={18},
  pages={183 - 214}
}
  • D. Schmitt
  • Published 1 January 2007
  • Psychology
  • Journal of Psychology & Human Sexuality
Abstract The psychological intersection of biological sex, personality, and sexual orientation represents a unique prospect for investigating the evolution of human mating strategies. Evolved sex differences in human psychology may encounter different mating environments within homosexual and heterosexual contexts. The personality traits of homosexuals, if different from heterosexuals, may influence human mating dynamics in revealing ways. In the current study, 5,310 men (5,083 heterosexuals… 

Interest, Personality, and Sexual Traits That Distinguish Heterosexual, Bisexual, and Homosexual Individuals: Are There Two Dimensions That Underlie Variations in Sexual Orientation?

  • R. Lippa
  • Psychology
    Archives of sexual behavior
  • 2020
Findings suggest that variations in self-reported sexual orientation may be conceptualized in terms of two broad underlying individual difference dimensions, which differ somewhat for men and women: one linked to gender typicality versus gender atypicality and the other linked to sex drive, sociosexuality, and various personality traits.

Personality and Sexual Orientation: New Data and Meta-analysis

Personality differences were observed between those who identified as heterosexual, bisexual, and homosexual (gay/lesbian) on all five measured traits and there was evidence that personality differences between sexual orientation categories tend to decline with age.

Personality and Sexual Orientation: Extension to Asexuality and the HEXACO Model

A large overlap was observed among all sexual orientation groups on all six HEXACO dimensions, but notable group differences also emerged.

The importance of feeling sexually attractive: Can it predict an individual's experience of their sexuality and sexual relationships across gender and sexual orientation?

  • Natalie AmosM. McCabe
  • Psychology
    International journal of psychology : Journal international de psychologie
  • 2017
It is demonstrated that positive self-perceptions of sexual attractiveness predicted greater sexual esteem, greater sexual satisfaction, a higher frequency of sexual activity with others and a larger number of sexual partners among both men and women who identified as heterosexual, gay, lesbian or bisexual.

The Interactions Among Sexual Orientation, Masculine and Feminine Gender Role Orientation, and Facets of Sociosexuality in Young Heterosexual and Homosexual Men

Findings indicated that homosexual orientation is positively associated with sociosexual orientation, and masculine/feminine gender role orientations exert differential influences on the three facets of soci homosexuality independent of sexual orientation.

Are Sex Differences in Mating Strategies Overrated? Sociosexual Orientation as a Dominant Predictor in Online Dating Strategies

Past research has extensively focused on sex differences in online dating strategies but has largely neglected sex-related individual difference variables such as sociosexuality. Sociosexuality

Not Straight and Not Straightforward: the Relationships Between Sexual Orientation, Sociosexuality, and Dark Triad Traits in Women

Two studies examined the connection between women’s sexual orientation, their sociosexuality (i.e. willingness, attitudes, and desires associated with uncommitted sexual behaviour), and Dark Triad
...

References

SHOWING 1-10 OF 126 REFERENCES

Effects of gender and sexual orientation on evolutionarily relevant aspects of human mating psychology.

This research examined tests of several sex differences in mating psychology predicted from sexual selection theory, broad developmental hypotheses about sex differencesIn mating psychology--through the relationship of mating psychology to sexual orientation, and the structure of within-sex differences in mate psychology.

Does Culture Moderate the Relationship Between Sexual Orientation and Gender-Related Personality Traits?

Do cultural factors moderate the relationship between sexual orientation and gender-related personality traits? To answer this question, the authors assessed gender-related traits in 90 gay men, 82

Gender-Related Traits of Heterosexual and Homosexual Men and Women

  • R. Lippa
  • Psychology
    Archives of sexual behavior
  • 2002
LISREL 8 analyses showed that self-ascribed masculinity–femininity did not mediate the strong relation between sexual orientation and GD for men or for women.

Personality and Sexual Orientation

Bases for individual acceptance and cultural integration of gays and lesbians were investigated by assessing qualities of personality among four participant groups: Heterosexual females, heterosexual

Role of Sexual Orientation and Gender-Related Traits in Disordered Eating

This study was designed to examine the role of both sexual orientation and gender-related personality traits in disordered eating attitudes and behavior, including body dissatisfaction. Self-report

The development of sexual orientation in women.

The thesis of this review is that the cumulative body of empirical research on women's sexual orientation refutes each of the main inversion assumptions.

Childhood sex-typed behavior and sexual orientation: A conceptual analysis and quantitative review.

This article reviewed research examining the association between childhood sex-typed behavior and sexual orientation. Prospective studies suggest that childhood cross-sex-typed behavior is strongly

Gender-related traits in gay men, lesbian women, and heterosexual men and women: the virtual identify of homosexual-heterosexual diagnosticity and gender diagnosticity.

  • R. Lippa
  • Psychology
    Journal of personality
  • 2000
Three studies investigated the relationship between gender-related traits and sexual orientation and found that gay men and lesbians differed from same-sex heterosexuals most strongly on gender diagnosticity measures and least strongly on measures of instrumentality (I) and expressiveness (E).

Personality variables in males as they relate to differences in sexual orientation.

  • P. Wayson
  • Psychology
    Journal of homosexuality
  • 1985
A post-hoc multiple discriminant function analysis revealed that the heterosexual group was significantly more competitive both physically and interpersonally, and that the bisexual group displayed significant difficulty focusing their attention in a disciplined way.

Sexual Economics: Sex as Female Resource for Social Exchange in Heterosexual Interactions

  • R. BaumeisterK. Vohs
  • Economics
    Personality and social psychology review : an official journal of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology, Inc
  • 2004
Research findings show gender asymmetries in prostitution, courtship, infidelity and divorce, female competition, the sexual revolution and changing norms, unequal status between partners, cultural suppression of female sexulity, abusive relationships, rape, and sexual attitudes.
...