Gender And The Practice Of Sexual Behavior

1183 Words5 Pages
There has always been and continues to be a double-standard between both genders and the practice of sexual behavior. The practice of sex was to be hidden from public opinion and the idea that sex has to be done in secrecy has carried over through centuries (Markey & Markey 2007). For women, they are to embody all things ladylike which includes the practice of abstaining until marriage. For males, it is encouraged to explore their masculinity and not to apologize for their exploration. As society expands in the knowledge about sex through the growth of technology, the practice of sex is now integrated as a topic of conversation (Price, Pound, & Scott, 2014). Yet, this public acceptance of sex has caused speculation which can lead an individual to be promiscuous (Markey & Markey, 2007). This paper will examine the factors that contribute to the gender differences of sexual behavior with an emphasis on promiscuity. In a study done by Randall and Byers (2003) they wanted to find out what college students defined as sex. There were three factors that they believed to help shape an individual 's perception. First, an individual 's characteristics affects how they define sexual behavior.. In male students, they tended to include a wider range of sex terms in their definitions. Secondly, sexual socialization from both parents and peers may influence the range of a student’s definition of sex. For example, students who experience more sexually permissive influences may
Get Access