Presentation on theme: "Victoria E. Van Wie and Alan M. Gross. 15% of women have been forced into sexual intercourse by a date (Koss, 1988; Muehlenhard & Linton, 1987). Women."— Presentation transcript:
15% of women have been forced into sexual intercourse by a date (Koss, 1988; Muehlenhard & Linton, 1987). Women exhibit clear refusal behaviors that are ignored by their partners. College men rated a female’s asking a man on a date, paying the dating expenses, and her willingness to go to his apartment after a date as indicators of the woman’s desire for sexual discourse (332). Shotland and Craig argue that men have a comparatively larger sexual appetite.
190 males- 90.2% Caucasian 18-38 years Mean of age: 20.13 years old Men were divided by their beliefs about women Listened to audiotapes and were told to signal when the women wanted the man to stop-listen to whole thing ▪ 3 different No’s: Plain NO, Excuse NO, and Relationship NO ▪ Different intimacy levels- kissing to breast grabbing
Absence of emotional involvement Do not know him well enough Too soon Pregnancy/Disease Distrust Waiting until marriage No desire to have sex with him
Response Latency- length of time it takes men to say women say to stop Sexual Experience Survey- measure sexual experience of men Social Desire Scale- questionnaire testing whether person tries to be socially acceptable Demographic- religion, age, school, and how much they attend church
Marriage and pregnancy excuse – seen as “non-negotiable” Relationship excuse is “negotiable” - increased information regarding the status of relationship would affect the progression of sexual activity (341)
The content of woman’s refusal combined with the level of intimacy at which this explanation is provided may affect how seriously her “NO” will be taken by her partner (343). Good ways to avoid rape: Stop at lower intimacy levels- kissing Give good reason, with explanation Strong “NO”