Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: https://doi.org/10.1080/00918369.2013.839913
Title: How Lesbian and Heterosexual Women View Relationships, Sex, and Virginity: Explorations With a Singapore Sample
Authors: Ho, A.
Sim, T.N. 
Keywords: heterosexual women
lesbian women
Singapore
Issue Date: Feb-2014
Source: Ho, A., Sim, T.N. (2014-02). How Lesbian and Heterosexual Women View Relationships, Sex, and Virginity: Explorations With a Singapore Sample. Journal of Homosexuality 61 (2) : 307-322. ScholarBank@NUS Repository. https://doi.org/10.1080/00918369.2013.839913
Abstract: Thirty-eight lesbian and 38 heterosexual women in Singapore (ages 21 to 35) discussed relationships, sex, and virginity in focus groups. Views were mostly similar between the two groups, although there were differences. All participants defined relationships as romantic involvement. However, while heterosexual participants equated commitment with monogamy, lesbian participants distinguished them. All participants differentiated between having sex (for thrill and fun) and making love (for expressing love), although there were differences in the purposes of making love. Primacy of penetration was found in defining virginity loss, but for many participants, virginity was important only insofar as it indicated sexual permissiveness. © 2014 Taylor and Francis Group, LLC.
Source Title: Journal of Homosexuality
URI: http://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/124509
ISSN: 00918369
DOI: 10.1080/00918369.2013.839913
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