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dc.contributor.authorHarris, Emily Ann
dc.contributor.authorThai, Michael
dc.contributor.authorBarlow, Fiona Kate
dc.date.accessioned2018-05-11T00:35:57Z
dc.date.available2018-05-11T00:35:57Z
dc.date.issued2017
dc.identifier.issn0022-4499
dc.identifier.doi10.1080/00224499.2015.1131227
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/142753
dc.description.abstractThe present study examined the effects of reading submission- and dominance-themed erotica on attitudes toward women and rape, ideal partner preferences, and subjective sexual arousal. Heterosexual male (n = 241) and female (n = 240) participants read one of three erotic stories depicting male dominance, female dominance, or no dominance, or a fourth nonerotic control story. First, we found that after reading about a sexually dominant man, women reported increased benevolent sexism compared to men, and men reported increased rape myth acceptance compared to women. Second, men and women showed a similar level of preference for partner dominance after reading about a sexually dominant woman. This was in contrast to the typical pattern revealed in all other conditions, whereby women were more likely to favor dominant partners relative to men. Finally, we found no evidence to support the hypothesis that the story describing male dominance would be the most arousing. Rather, all three erotic stories were equally sexually arousing compared to the control condition, and men and women did not differ in the extent to which the erotic stories aroused them. Theoretical and practical implications are discussed.
dc.description.peerreviewedYes
dc.languageEnglish
dc.publisherSociety for the Scientific Study of Sex
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom1
dc.relation.ispartofpageto12
dc.relation.ispartofjournalJournal of Sex Research
dc.subject.fieldofresearchPsychology not elsewhere classified
dc.subject.fieldofresearchOther Studies in Human Society
dc.subject.fieldofresearchPsychology
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode170199
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode1699
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode1701
dc.titleFifty Shades Flipped: Effects of Reading Erotica Depicting a Sexually Dominant Woman Compared to a Sexually Dominant Man
dc.typeJournal article
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Articles
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articles
gro.description.notepublicThis publication has been entered into Griffith Research Online as an Advanced Online Version.
gro.hasfulltextNo Full Text
gro.griffith.authorBarlow, Fiona K.


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