Sexual responsiveness of college students to rape depictions: inhibitory and disinhibitory effects.

@article{Malamuth1980SexualRO,
  title={Sexual responsiveness of college students to rape depictions: inhibitory and disinhibitory effects.},
  author={Neil M. Malamuth and M. Heim and Seymour Feshbach},
  journal={Journal of personality and social psychology},
  year={1980},
  volume={38 3},
  pages={399-408}
}
Two experiments were conducted to identify the specific dimensions in portrayals of sexual violence that inhibit or disinhibit the sexual responsiveness of male and female college students. The first experiment replicated earlier findings that normals are less sexually aroused by portrayals of sexual assault than by depictions of mutually consenting sex. In the second experiment, it was shown that portraying the rape victim as experiencing an involuntary orgasm disinhibited subjects' sexual… CONTINUE READING

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