Asking 100 girls/guys for sex.

There are several important sex differences in sexuality, some related to biology and some related to the social environment, learning, etc. Often, biology and environment interact. Recent research is showing that some of the sex differences that were thought to be quite large actually aren't - men and women are far more similar than they are different, as discussed in class.

These clips depict an interesting pseudo-experiment examining sex differences in responses to propositions to have sex. From a scientific perspective, the experiment isn't particularly rigorous, but it's still of interest. The results aren't at all surprising, both in terms of biology, and social rules and environment. Heterosexual sex is more risky for women, as they are the ones who can become pregnant. Socially, women are judged more negatively for a huge variety of sexual behaviour, including causal sex. Also, a stranger approaching someone for sex must be considered in the context of male-perpetrated sexual assault.

Here's the description of the experiment:

Social Experiment: Asking 100 Girls For Sex

There is a saying that goes that if you ask enough girls (in this case 100) to have sex with you, at least one will say yes. I'm not sure who to attribute that assertion to, but it's clearly wrong. I had a pretty strong feeling going in that I wasn't going to be very successful. What I didn't expect though, was that the vast majority of girls found it amusing and actually cracked up.

I wanted to do a social experiment comparing and contrasting how males and females respond differently to being outright asked if they want to have sex. I had a pretty good idea of how it was all going to go down beforehand, but I thought it would make for an interesting and entertaining video nevertheless.

 

And some extras and bloopers: