As a PhD student, Annemarie (editor) investigates the influence of a sexualized (media) environment on adolescents and young adults. In her project, she often finds herself intrigued by the complexity of the topic of sexuality.
The nice guy paradox. It’s a familiar story: women who say they are looking to date a kind, sensitive and emotionally expressive guy often end up dating a macho man or a jerk. This leaves many ‘nice guys’ feeling they always finish last. For many decades, researchers have tried to get a grip on this so called …Continue Reading
In my previous blogs I have mainly discussed casual sex and the hookup culture from a female perspective. But how do men feel about hooking up? It’s easy to rely on stereotypes: “Men are only out to have casual sex, they do not want commitment. They are only in relationships because girls want to.” But …Continue Reading
Pornography can influence women even if they’re not watching it themselves. Pornography use: It’s a topic of much debate. For starters, the frequent portrayals of sexual objectification of and violence against women in pornography have led to concerns about the influence that pornography may have on the sexual attitudes of its users. However, it seems that pornography can …Continue Reading
Young higher educated women prefer casual sex over a committed relationship. In my first blog article (“Casual sex: not so casual?”) I wrote about how casual sex (i.e., a sexual interaction between two individuals outside of a long-term committed relationship) is often seen by young adults as a means of starting a relationship. However, things seem to be …Continue Reading
Are you a macho man? Or a girly girl? Well, this may be a good thing if you want to have a long and exciting relationship with your partner. Researchers from the University of North Carolina have shown that coupling and sexual behavior are related to our gendered behavior. What they found is that couples who are showing …Continue Reading