Not all schools teach sex education uncomfortable to talk about.
Sexual awareness is limited and is learnt through
experience what the media would like people to
believe and peers.
Sigmund Freud is well-known for his theories in sexology.
One of the first theories Sigmund developed viewed women as men without
penises (Cohler & Galatzer-Levy, 2008)
according to early Freudian theory, “since women don’t have a penis, however,
they experience ‘penis envy’, which is the jealousy little girls feel towards boys and
the resentment towards their mothers (whom they blame for not having a penis).”
(Fraize N., Kerrigan L., McFatridge K., Nadifi A., n/a)
women engaged in sexual activities in order to birth to boys to “gain” a penis. In
addition he believed women were sexually passive because they had
underdeveloped superegos. This implies that women are morally inferior to men
(Schultz & Schultz, 2009).
It is thoughts such as these that are assumed which result in grey areas when it
comes to sex.
A survey aimed to collect quantitative data.
The participants that took place in this research come from a diverse
range of ethnic backgrounds who are sexually active and who were/are
recently in a relationship There are a total of 52 participants that took
part in this research. There were 27 male and 25 female participants.
Carried out over the internet through an online survey form (survey
monkey). Social networking site such as Facebook and Twitter were
used to send out the survey
• This research was carried out over the internet through an
online survey form.
• Through the internet, participants remain completely
anonymous therefore meeting any ethical requirements.
• By doing a survey through the internet, participants are not
obligated in any way to fill the survey if they are not
comfortable to do so.
• The researchers chose this mode to research to ensure the
data retrieved is safe and password protected to ensure all
information is kept in confidence and cannot be misplaced
• In this survey 82.69% of the people were
between the ages of 18 to 20
• 27 males and 25 females
• 2 homosexuals and 3 bisexuals
• It is surprising to note that in this research,
44.23% are single. However 32.69% are single
• The results indicate that the hypothesis that
women tend to hide their lack of sexual
satisfaction more than men. According to the
research, 79% of women fake pleasure and an
orgasm whereas only 40% of men have faked
pleasure and 28% an orgasm.
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• 96% of women could not tell their partners
that they are experiencing pain or discomfort
while partaking in sexual activities. In
comparison 36% of males could not tell their
partners that they were experiencing pain or
• Lack of pleasure and satisfaction felt by a woman can be a
result of the over-justification hypothesis. This hypothesis
states that a persons’ intrinsic interest will decrease when
an external reward is given to a person performing an
intrinsically rewarding activity.
• If a female was to respond to her partners sexual initiation
and as a result she receives a reward such as her partner
doing more chores. The actual enjoyment for the woman
may decline during the sexual encounter will decline. The
woman is now probably going to interpret her enjoyment
as being primarily from the reward. (n/a, 2012)
• Given rules about dating from books websites and press
has pressured people to conform to society.
(Brown, Akingbade McDonnel, 2010) The media targets
women more than men .
• According to the research, most men are comfortable
about their body are their partner as opposed to females.
Self perception theory is associated with situations such as
this. ‘Self-perception theory is based on the premise that
people make attributions about their own
attitudes, feelings and behaviors by relying on their
observations of external behaviors and the circumstances
in which those behaviors occur’ (Bem, 1965) (n/a, 2012)
• 1.Finding people willing to do the survey
• 2. lies - There are several other limitations to
this research. While individually going through
the survey, On several occasions participants
had and age younger to when they supposedly
became sexually active
- 7 males claimed they faked an orgasm.