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dc.creatorRodríguez Arauz, Gloriana
dc.creatorMealy, Marisa
dc.creatorSmith Castro, Vanessa
dc.creatorDiPlacido, Joanne
dc.date.accessioned2021-03-11T21:53:16Z
dc.date.available2021-03-11T21:53:16Z
dc.date.issued2013
dc.identifier.citationhttps://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0147176712000818?via%3Dihubes_ES
dc.identifier.issn0147-1767
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10669/83046
dc.description.abstractThis study examined differences between Costa Ricans and Euro-Americans in perceptions of appropriate sexual behavior and definitions of sex. When compared to Costa Ricans, Euro- Americans were more likely to consider foreplay, oral sex, and intercourse to be appropriate in the early stages of a relationship. Costa Ricans considered these behaviors to be appro- priate only after steadily dating someone for 3 months or more. Euro-Americans were more likely to consider anal sex and phone/cyber sex to be appropriate prior to serious commit- ment (i.e. marriage). Cultural differences were also found in the types of behaviors that were considered to be sex. Costa Ricans defined non-penetrative acts such as foreplay, oral sex, and phone/cyber sex as sex more often than their Euro-American counterparts. In fact, Euro-Americans rarely considered foreplay or phone/cyber sex to be sex and defined oral sex as sex only in certain contexts. Finally, both Costa Rican and Euro-American partici- pants reported having had more lifetime sexual partners than penile–vaginal intercourse partners. Results are discussed in terms of differing cultural values.es_ES
dc.language.isoenges_ES
dc.sourceInternational Journal of Intercultural Relations, vol.37(1), pp.48-57es_ES
dc.subjectSexes_ES
dc.subjectCulturees_ES
dc.subjectLatin Americaes_ES
dc.subjectCosta Ricaes_ES
dc.subjectUnited Stateses_ES
dc.titleSex and Sexual Behavior in Costa Rica and the United Stateses_ES
dc.typeartículo científicoes_ES
dc.identifier.doi10.1016/j.ijintrel.2012.06.002
dc.description.procedenceUCR::Vicerrectoría de Investigación::Unidades de Investigación::Ciencias Sociales::Instituto de Investigaciones Psicológicas (IIP)es_ES


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