Garcia, Luis T.
December 1999
Canadian Journal of Human Sexuality;Winter99, Vol. 8 Issue 4, p263
Academic Journal
This study sought to examine how men and women perceive the sexual component of their self- concept and the certainty with which they hold those views. Replicating the results of a previous study, it was found that men perceived themselves as more sexually experienced responsive, and deviant than women whereas there was a tendency for women to perceive themselves as more sexually attractive and romantic. In terms of certainly about one's self-concept, as predicted women were more certain than men about their sexual attractiveness and the romantic component of their sexuality. Furthermore, the variables of erotophobia-erotophilia, self-reported sexual experience, and masculinity and femininity were related to people's perceptions and certainty of their sexual self-view. The findings have implications for understanding how individuals acquire, maintain and modify their sexual self concept.


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