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Sexual Standards

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

Sexual standards are attitudes about appropriate sexual behaviors. They are typically measured by asking people to agree or disagree with statements about the acceptability of particular kinds of behaviors, for each gender, at different stages of a relationship. In 1964, Ira ...

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