Advances in Social Behavior Research

Advances in Social Behavior Research

ASBR ICEIPI 2022, 02 February 2023

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The Effects of Sexual Orientation in the Implicit Sexual Double Standards

Siying Jiang * 1
1 Department of Psychology, University of California, Santa Barbara, 93106, United States

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Advances in Social Behavior Research, ASBR ICEIPI 2022, 53-57
Published 02 February 2023. © 2023 The Author(s). Published by EWA Publishing
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Citation Siying Jiang. The Effects of Sexual Orientation in the Implicit Sexual Double Standards. ASBR (2023) ASBR ICEIPI 2022: 53-57.


As a sexual attitude in this paper, Sexual Double Standard (SDS) refers to gender differences in permissible sexual behavior and is used to refer specifically to stricter standards for women. Specifically, it can be divided into different degrees of permission for certain sexual behaviors between men and women, and differences in evaluation between men and women for the same sexual behaviors. Based on the literature review, this study proposes a hypothesis about gender orientation's effect on implicit SDS and carries out the IAT test (Implicit Association Test) of Implicit SDS. The result show that straight people do have implicit SDS for homosexual people, and gay people have more negative SDS than lesbian people. The significance of this work is to carry out research on minority groups under the SDS, because previous research rarely investigates homosexual groups. We expected that the existing research results can be used to solve the problem of gender inequality in society and eliminate outdated gender discrimination and discrimination against the LGBT community.


Implicit SDS, heterosexuals, gender orientation


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