Sexual aggression

The dark side of sexuality in relationships

F. Scott Christopher, Jacqueline C. Pflieger

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Abstract

Romantic relationships often include sexual interactions. Unfortunately, such interactions may involve sexual aggression whereby one partner uses coercive or assaultive tactics to achieve a sexual goal. In this review, we consider how sexual aggression has been conceptualized, examine rates of occurrence, and note its gendered qualities. In addition, we explore the correlates and social context of sexual aggression in the relationships of teens, young adults, and married couples, as well as in the relationships of gays and lesbians. This approach provided insight into commonalities across the different types of relationships and aided in identifying implications for public policy.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)115-142
Number of pages28
JournalAnnual Review of Sex Research
Volume18
DOIs
StatePublished - 2007

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Keywords

  • Interpersonal relationships
  • Interpersonal violence
  • Marital rape
  • Rape
  • Sexual aggression
  • Sexual coercion

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  • Sociology and Political Science
  • Psychology(all)

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Sexual aggression : The dark side of sexuality in relationships. / Christopher, F. Scott; Pflieger, Jacqueline C.

In: Annual Review of Sex Research, Vol. 18, 2007, p. 115-142.

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Christopher, F. Scott ; Pflieger, Jacqueline C. / Sexual aggression : The dark side of sexuality in relationships. In: Annual Review of Sex Research. 2007 ; Vol. 18. pp. 115-142.
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