In their book Sexual Conduct, Gagnon and Simon (1973) suggest that there is little that can be truly called spontaneous in human behavior. They propose a psychosocial learning model to account for the social and cultural elements in the learning of scripted behavior. They use the term “script” or “scripted behavior” to describe the conventional and dramatic elements in human conduct. Their model may be used to describe all human social behavior; however, specifically, we are concerned here with its application to sexual behavior, that is to say, with the description of scripted sexual behavior.
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