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Women's Nontraditional Sexuality Questionnaire (WNSQ)

Women's Nontraditional Sexuality Questionnaire (WNSQ) is a 21-item measure of women's endorsement of casual sex and traditional feminine sexual norms. The questionnaire covers 4 subscales: casual sex, self-pleasuring, degree of sexual interest, and sex as a means to an end.

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Geographies Tested: United States of America

Populations Included: Female

Age Range: Adults

Items:

Casual Sex
1. How often do you go somewhere (e.g. bar, social event) to find someone to have sex with?
2. How often would you have anonymous sex with someone you are very attracted to if you are/were single?
3. How often do you cheat sexually on a partner?
4. How often do you have sex outside of an exclusive relationship?
5. How often would you have anonymous sex with someone you were very attracted to if you were in a relationship and knew for sure that your partner would not find out?
6. Do you ever have sex with a friend with whom you are not interested in dating (so-called "friends with benefits")?
7. How often do you have sex with someone you just met?

Self-Pleasuring
8. How often do you masturbate?
9. How often do you use sex toys alone?
10. How often do you purchase sex toys?
11. How often do you buy an x-rated video?
12. How often do you watch pornography alone?

Degree of Sexual Interest
13. Given the chance, how often would you choose to have sex?
14. How often do you say what you want or need during sex?
15. How often do you fantasize about having sex with your current partner?

Response Options:
7-point Likert scale
Never - 1
Frequently - 7

16. One should always be ready for sex.

Response Options:
5-point Likert scale
Strongly disagree - 1
Strongly agree - 5

17. How often have you had sex to end a fight?

Response Options:
7-point Likert scale
Never - 1
Frequently - 7

18. I would not use sex to get something I wanted.*

Response Options:
5-point Likert scale
Strongly disagree - 1
Strongly agree - 5

Using Sex as a Means to an End
19. How often do you use sex to get something you want?
20. How often have you had sex to get someone to do something for you?

Response Options:
7-point Likert scale
Never - 1
Frequently - 7

21. Sex can be a useful tool in some situations.

Response Options:
5-point Likert scale
Strongly disagree - 1
Strongly agree - 5

*Item is reverse scored

Scoring Procedures

Item scores are averaged to create subscale and total measure scores ranging from 1-7. Higher scores represent greater nontraditional sexuality.

Original Citation

Levant, R. F., Rankin, T. J., Hall, R. J., Smalley, K. B., & Williams, C. M. (2012). Measurement of nontraditional sexuality in women. Archives of Sex Behavior, 41(1), 283-295. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10508-011-9793-6

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