Sexual Compliance is a 3-item measure of the amount of different times a respondent has acquiesced to unwanted sexual intercourse.
Geographies Tested: United States of America
Populations Included: Female
Age Range: Adolescents, Adults
Instructions: Only consider times when your partner did not do anything to pressure you:
1. How many times have you engaged in sexual intercourse with your current partner because you felt like if you refused the relationship would be damaged?
2. How many other times have you ever engaged in sexual intercourse with your current partner even though you didn't want to?
3. How many other times have you been in a situation with your current partner in which you consented to engage in sexual intercourse that you did not desire? In other words, your partner wanted to have sex, you did not want to, but you actually freely and willingly chose to do so anyway?
Responses of all 3 items are summed. Participants are classified as sexually compliant if they provided one or more non-zero responses to any of the items.
Katz, J., & Tirone, V. (2008). Women’s sexual compliance with male dating partners: Associations with investment in ideal womanhood and romantic well-being. Sex Roles, 60(5-6), 347-356. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11199-008-9566-4
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