How much sex?
Gay males > straight men>straight women> gay females
Sex drove: if males are having sex with males here is no limiting factor there as there is with
straight couples (makes have higher sex drive), they don’t have the same constraints in the form
of a woman as with lesbians and straight men
Sociosexuality: data on this are equivocal, we don’t have results we are really confident with, the
stereotype is that gay men are sociosexually unrestricted and that gay women fall in love
immediately, with men of all types are usually less restricted, if a male is looking for a male
partner they can have casual sex with, it is easier for a gay man to find a partner who is also
Do gay men have “female” mate preferences?
They are still primarily interested in attractiveness
The only thing that has been altered in gay men is the sex of their they prefer not the preferences
Do lesbians have “male” mate preferences?
Sexual differentiation of brain
Feeling different 12/12/2012
Paraphilic Disorder 12/12/2012
Persistent sexual behaviour patterns in which unusual objects, rituals, or situations are required
for full sexual satisfaction (this disorder is almost always men)
Paraphilia vs. Paraphilic Disorder
Capable of sexual arousal without the behaviour pattern?
Optional vs. preference vs. exclusive
Example: you enjoy having sex with a shoe around but can have sex without it, this is Paraphilia,
if you must have the shoe around this is Paraphilic disorder
Egodistonic Paraphilia: you have the obsession but you don’t want it
Distress? You have to be upset that this obsession is the only way you can get off
Victims? If there are victims you would describe it as a disorder
Having a fantasy does not mean you are going to engage in the behaviour. Straight men do
sometime shave fantasies about having sex with boys.
voyeur= sexual pleasure from watching naked people
froteur= grabby on the bus
Prevalence Rates (2000)
These people may never get a diagnosis of paraphilic disorder but may be paraphilias
What is it? Have a sexual interest in a non-animate non-living object, more commons in males