sexual satisfaction than hetero womenGay men are moreacceptingof non-monogamous relationships than lesbians or heterosHowever gay males are more monogamous now than in the 70s, perhaps bc of awareness of HIV/AIDS and others std’s. Casual sex for lesbians is rare For ALL dyadic couple types – gay lesbian hetero married hetero cohabitants – sexual satisfaction is associated w general relationship satisfaction and sexual frequency The 21STCentury: Risk, Caution and Intimacy Many hetero young adults acknowledge risk of AIDS but decide to take their chances. Most say fear of AIDS deeply affects attitudes toward sex and the way they approach it (like asking for a test result or insisting on condom use)For teens in national survey, fear of avoiding pregnancy and disease were the main reason they had not had sex Males (including tends) tend to report higher rates of multiple partners over time 2009 reports indicate men and women of all ages engage in wide variety of sexual behaviours: masturbation, oral sex, anal. Oral is most frequently reported2008 survey: 71% of teen girls, 67% of teen boys, 83% of young adult women, 75% of young adult men admit to sexting(defined as sexually suggestive texts + nude pics) w who they’re in a romantic relationship w Teens under 18 can be sentenced to juvi court for possessing and sending nudesSexting thought to be part of a broader social phenomenon referred to as pornification: sending, receiving, viewing sexually explicit material that’s seen as normal to young pplTodays sexually liberated enviro is especially disadvantageous for women in terms of experiencing negative motions, negative rep, unwanted sex Men are more accepting of recreational sex, women more interested in romantic preliminaries YET: Men are becoming more sensitive, less boastful about sexual conquests, more romanticAfter sexual revolution of 1960s men became more interested in communicating intimately through sex and women showed more interest in physical pleasureRace/Ethnicity and Sexual Activity Prevalence of maintaining multiple sexual partners varies substantiallyby raceBlack and Hispanic men likelierto have more than 2 sexual partners in the last year thanwhite men. For blacks it proves “manhood” aka they’re hoesWhite males and females likelierto have experienced oral and anal sex than Blacks or Hispanics because they’re nasty
Asians have the mostconservative sexual attitudes of allraces (yet they’re the biggest hoes) and tend to have 1stsexual experiences later (mhm)Gay black male sexuality is not as visible as among whites bc blacks may find white gay subcultures alien, they tend to be integrated in hetero communities and extended fams that strongly disapprove homosexuality That social integration and racism men of color perceive in gay community, black and Latino gays likelier to identify as bi even when engaged in primarily same sex relations.