Sexual submissiveness in women: costs for sexual autonomy and arousal.

  title={Sexual submissiveness in women: costs for sexual autonomy and arousal.},
  author={Diana T Sanchez and Amy K. Kiefer and Oscar Ybarra},
  journal={Personality & social psychology bulletin},
  volume={32 4},
Women are bombarded with images of women's sexual submission and subservience to male partners. The authors argue that women internalize this submissive role, namely, they associate sex implicitly with submission. The authors propose that this association leads to submissive sexual behavior, thereby reducing sexual autonomy and arousal. Study 1 found that women implicitly associated sex with submission. Study 2 showed that women's implicit association of sex with submission predicted greater… CONTINUE READING
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