Gender differences in response to love/affection in erotica

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Publication Type thesis
School or College College of Social & Behavioral Science
Department Psychology
Author Quackenbush, Debra M.
Title Gender differences in response to love/affection in erotica
Date 1992-12
Description There has been little empirical research concerning gender differences in response to sexually explicit video material. The present study tested the hypothesis that women, rather than men, were more responsive to explicit erotica with a romantic theme. As part of a larger study, 42 male and 34 female college students, 21 years of age and older, viewed one of two 5-minute video vignettes taken from a commercially available X-rated video tape. The sexually explicit portions of the two vignettes were essentially identical; the vignettes differed only in that the high romance condition included (a) dialogue expressing caring and affection between the partners and (b) more kissing and nongenital touching. Results indicated that contrary to expectations, both male and female subjects rated the explicit/romantic vignette as significantly more arousing than the explicit/nonromantic vignette (4.13 vs. 3.17 on a 7-point scale). These findings were consistent with other recent studies that suggested both men and women reported being moderately aroused by highly explicit audio-visual sexual material. This finding is consistent with the recent movement to romanticize highly explicit sexual material.
Type Text
Publisher University of Utah
Dissertation Institution University of Utah
Dissertation Name Master of Science
Language eng
Relation is Version of Digital reproduction of "Gender differences in response to love/affection in erotica," J. Willard Marriott Library Special Collections, BF 21.5 1992 Q83
Rights Management Copyright © Debra M. Quackenbush 1992
Format Medium application/pdf
Format Extent 8,222,837 Bytes
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Source Special Collections, University of Utah Marriott Library
Conversion Specifications Original scanned on Epson GT-30000/Epson Expression 836XL as 400 dpi to pdf using ABBYY FineReader 9.0 Professional Edition.
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Date Created 2012-04-24
Date Modified 2016-07-20
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