Egalitarian Sexual Scripts is a 4-item measure to assess beliefs in the value of shared sexual scripts for men and women.
1. I wish we both initiated sex equally.
2. A girlfriend should tell her boyfriend what she likes and doesn’t like.
3. We are both free to say if we don’t want sex.
4. It is very important that a woman be as happy as a man in a relationship.
A 4-point Likert scale
Strongly disagree - 1
Strongly agree - 4
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Cognitive Interviews / Pilot Testing