Original paper

Precarious Sexuality: How Men and Women Are Differentially Categorized for Similar Sexual Behavior

Volume: 83, Issue: 2, Pages: 305 - 330
Published: Mar 15, 2018
Abstract
Are men and women categorized differently for similar sexual behavior? Building on theories of gender, sexuality, and status, we introduce the concept of precarious sexuality to suggest that men’s—but not women’s—heterosexuality is an especially privileged identity that is easily lost. We test our hypotheses in a series of survey experiments describing a person who has a sexual experience conflicting with their sexual history. We find that a...
Paper Details
Title
Precarious Sexuality: How Men and Women Are Differentially Categorized for Similar Sexual Behavior
Published Date
Mar 15, 2018
Volume
83
Issue
2
Pages
305 - 330
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