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ERIC Number: EJ1063151
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 38
Exploring Social Sexual Scripts Related to Oral Sex: A Profile of College Student Perceptions
Dotson-Blake, Kylie P.; Knox, David; Zusman, Marty E.
Professional Counselor, v2 n1 p1-11 2012
Despite growing attention to the subject, a dearth of information exists regarding college students' perceptions and process of meaning-making related to the act of oral sex. Such perspectives and allied social sexual scripts can have considerable consequences on the sexuality and sexual health of older teens and college-aged populations. The present research serves to elucidate such perspectives and presents a profile of college students' degree of agreeing that oral sex is not sex. Over half (62.1%) of a sample of college students (N = 781) at a large southeastern university agreed that oral sex is not sex. Response rates across demographic groups are presented and factors that influence such perspectives are examined. Sexual script theory serves as the theoretical framework. Implications and limitations are explored.
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Health Behavior, Sexuality, Scripts, Social Influences, Late Adolescents, Social Attitudes, Misconceptions, Young Adults, Incidence, Popular Culture, Sexually Transmitted Diseases, Social Theories, Health Promotion, At Risk Persons, Religion, Psychological Patterns, Interpersonal Relationship, Undergraduate Students, Questionnaires, Statistical Analysis, Racial Differences, White Students, African American Students, Hispanic American Students, Blacks, Asian American Students, Gender Differences, Values
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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