This research was sponsored in part by a contract from the Commission on Obscenity and Pornography. I wish to acknowledge the assistance of Donald Gliha in the collection and scoring of the data, Howard Tishler for his assistance in scoring the data, and Robert Michaels for his assistance in the statistical analyses.
Sex Differences, Sex Experience, Sex Guilt, and Explicitly Sexual Films1
Article first published online: 14 APR 2010
1973 The Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues
Journal of Social Issues
Volume 29, Issue 3, pages 95–112, Summer 1973
How to Cite
Mosher, D. L. (1973), Sex Differences, Sex Experience, Sex Guilt, and Explicitly Sexual Films. Journal of Social Issues, 29: 95–112. doi: 10.1111/j.1540-4560.1973.tb00090.x
- Issue published online: 14 APR 2010
- Article first published online: 14 APR 2010
Two pornographic films portraying face-to-face intercourse and oral-genital sex between the same couple were viewed by 194 single male and 183 single female undergraduates. The males were more aroused than the females by the film of oral-genital sex. Females, high sex-guilt subjects, and less sexually experienced subjects rated the films as more pornographic, disgusting, and offensive. High guilt subjects saw the oral-genital sex as abnormal. Males reported more affective arousal indicative of general activation and approach tendencies, while women reported larger increases in negative affects after viewing the films.