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dc.contributor.authorOaten, Megan
dc.contributor.authorStevenson, Richard J
dc.contributor.authorTapp, Caley
dc.contributor.authorCase, Trevor I
dc.contributor.authorCousins, Allie
dc.date.accessioned2019-07-04T12:33:58Z
dc.date.available2019-07-04T12:33:58Z
dc.date.issued2019
dc.identifier.issn1664-1078
dc.identifier.doi10.3389/fpsyg.2018.02602
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/382925
dc.description.abstractSexual arousal is known to increase risky behaviors, such as having unprotected sex. This may in part relate to the emotion of disgust, which normally serves a disease avoidant function, and is suppressed by sexual arousal. In this report we examine disgust's role in sexual decision-making. Male participants received two study packets that were to be completed at home across two different time-points. Participants were asked to complete one packet in a sexually aroused state and the other in a non-aroused state. Participants were asked to rate: (1) arousal, (2) disgust, (3) willingness for sex, and (4) disease risk toward a range of female targets, which varied in level of potential disease risk (sex-worker vs. non sex-worker) and attractiveness. A measure of trait disgust was also included along with other related scales. Sexual arousal was associated with reduced disgust and reduced judgments of disease risk for all targets—these latter two variables being correlated—and with enhanced willingness to have sex with all of the depicted persons. Willingness to have sex when aroused (in contrast to non-aroused) was predicted by disease risk judgments and trait disgust, suggesting both direct (state) and indirect (trait) effects of disgust on sexual decision-making.
dc.description.peerreviewedYes
dc.languageEnglish
dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherFRONTIERS MEDIA SA
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom1
dc.relation.ispartofpageto10
dc.relation.ispartofjournalFRONTIERS IN PSYCHOLOGY
dc.relation.ispartofvolume9
dc.subject.fieldofresearchPsychology
dc.subject.fieldofresearchCognitive Sciences
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode1701
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode1702
dc.titleThe Role of Disgust in Male Sexual Decision-Making
dc.typeJournal article
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Articles
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articles
gro.rights.copyrightCopyright © 2019 Oaten, Stevenson, Tapp, Case and Cousins. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (CC BY). The use, distribution or reproduction in other forums is permitted, provided the original author(s) and the copyright owner(s) are credited and that the original publication in this journal is cited, in accordance with accepted academic practice. No use, distribution or reproduction is permitted which does not comply with these terms.
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gro.griffith.authorOaten, Megan
gro.griffith.authorTapp, Caley
gro.griffith.authorCousins, Allie


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