On Bridging the Gap in the Sexual Behavior of the Sexes: The Mediating Role of Culture/Environment
Humanities and Social Sciences
Volume 3, Issue 2, March 2015, Pages: 88-95
Received: Feb. 7, 2015; Accepted: Feb. 24, 2015; Published: Mar. 4, 2015
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Adedeji Julius Ogunleye, Department of Psychology, University of Uyo, Akwa Ibom State, Nigeria
Tosin Tunrayo Olonisakin, Department of Psychology, University of Lagos, Lagos State, Nigeria
Sulaiman Olanrewaju Adebayo, Department of Psychology, Ekiti State University, Ado Ekiti, Nigeria
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Abstract
Sexuality is an important component of human life given its implication for sexual satisfaction, reproduction, egalitarianism and the continuity of the human race. The purpose of this paper is to present a review of the literature on cultural sex-role prescriptions for male control and female deference particularly in the Nigerian literature, and to demonstrate the implication of such for relationship satisfaction, sexually transmitted infections and egalitarianism, and the building of a virile society. In this article, we emphasize the socio-cultural specifics of the Nigerian society and its role in perpetuating power imbalance, sexual inequality and sexual in-expression between men and women.
Keywords
Sexual Behavior, Sex Differences, Egalitarianism, Culture/Environment, Socialization, Nigeria
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Adedeji Julius Ogunleye, Tosin Tunrayo Olonisakin, Sulaiman Olanrewaju Adebayo, On Bridging the Gap in the Sexual Behavior of the Sexes: The Mediating Role of Culture/Environment, Humanities and Social Sciences. Vol. 3, No. 2, 2015, pp. 88-95. doi: 10.11648/j.hss.20150302.14
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