Sex Roles and Sexual Dysfunction

  • Wendy E. Stock


Sex roles are stereotyped norms and expectations for human behavior based on gender which are socialized from birth onward and are continually reinforced by the social environment. A complete understanding of sex roles is possible only when they are viewed in the context of the society that supports the systematic social and economic oppression of women and maintains a general imbalance of power between men and women.


Sexual Dysfunction Sexual Arousal Sexual Satisfaction Sexual Response Premature Ejaculation 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Wendy E. Stock
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  1. 1.Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral ScienceState University of New York at Stony BrookStony BrookUSA

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