SAGE Journal Articles

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Schmitt, D. P. Jonason, P. K. (2014). Attachment and sexual permissiveness exploring differential associations across sexes, cultures, and facets of short-term mating. Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology, 46, 119–133. doi:10.1177/0022022114551052

This article discusses the socio-sexuality issues with permissiveness and variables in mating strategies. Attachment theory is examined from an Eastern and Western cultural perspective. The concept of short-term and long term mating is researched in the Congo and other cultures. The term "mate poaching" emerges as the ability or desire to steal someone’s mate. Dismissive behavior was more prominent in males across all cultures.

  1. Discuss the means of communication in Eastern vs. Western cultures.
  2. Explain the rationale for impressing a potential mate.
  3. Discuss the meaning of accommodating based on interpersonal exchanges.
  4. How does attachment theory influence a short term relationship?


Sanders, T. (2008). Male sexual scripts intimacy, sexuality and pleasure in the purchase of commercial sex. Sociology, 42, 400–417.

This article deals with the communication patterns used by males in various encounters. The research touches upon the types of stimuli preferred and used in real life relationships with sexual partners. The power concept is examined from the ability to communicate desire and purchase visual and partner encounters.

  1. Describe a typical male encounter with scripts as the main form of communication.
  2. Discuss the need for script in communication with new relationships.
  3. Explain the theory behind the purchase of commercial sex.
  4. Discuss the long and short communication scripts and the rationale for each.