Faculty Publications

Title

The effects of homophobia and sexism on heterosexual sexual relationships

Document Type

Article

Journal/Book/Conference Title

Journal of Sex Education and Therapy

Volume

17

Issue

3

First Page

185

Last Page

195

Abstract

A questionnaire assessing 134 heterosexual university students’ responses to labeling of 15 sexual behaviors as orientation specific or not orientation specific as well as gender specific or not gender specific revealed that 133 respondents were affected to a greater or lesser degree by labeling sexual behaviors as orientation and/or gender specific. Labeling individuals as homosexual or as sex-role incongruent revealed similar gender fears. These findings for sexual expression indicate a significant limitation on what is deemed as sexually appropriate within a heterosexual relationship. © 1991 American Association of Sex Educators, Counselors & Therapists.

Original Publication Date

1-1-1991

DOI of published version

10.1080/01614576.1991.11074020

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