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Date:10/17/2011

ogically based reasons) related to sex," state Conley and her co-authors.

The idea behind this subject occurred to Conley and her team who felt that psychology needed a more eclectic and representative perspective on contemporary relations between men and women. "In short, the driving force behind this article was that people typically think that men are sex-crazed and women are sexually-prudish; however, we believe that these descriptions may not paint the picture of how men and women typically behave," says Conley and her co-authors.

After reviewing the various literatures, Conley and her co-authors arrived at several conclusions regarding gender differences in sexuality which demonstrated that none of the original assumptions people have had about how men and women engage in sex, think about sex and desire sex are not as compelling and well-founded as previously believed. "We expect people to be surprised by the small or, in some places completely absent gender differences," says Conley and her co-authors.

This review article is important for today's society because it questions how society views sexuality and the role of men and women in sexual relationships. Conley and her co-authors hope that this article could help debunk some stereotypes that might be the result of inaccurate information.

"When stereotypes based on inaccurate information are left unquestioned, they will continue to impact people's perceptions. For example, the assumption that men think about sex so much more than women could potentially contribute to the stereotype that men are more sexual, while women are more prudish."


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Contact: Divya Menon
dmenon@psychologicalscience.org
202-293-9300
Association for Psychological Science
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