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Sexual Motives

  • By: Lynne Cooper
  • In: Encyclopedia of Human Relationships
  • Edited by: Harry T. Reis & Susan Sprecher
  • Subject:Interpersonal Relationships, Group Processes/Dynamics, Close Relationships

The term sexual motives refers to the underlying reasons for, or purposes served by, sexual behavior. Typically assessed through self-report, motives or reasons represent a person's own understanding of why he or she has sex and thus ...

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