Positioning the Booty-Call Relationship on the Spectrum of Relationships: Sexual but more Emotional than One-Night Stands
Most research on human sexuality has focused on long-term pairbonds and one-night stands. However, growing evidence suggests there are relationships that do not ﬁt cleanly into either of those categories. One of these relationships is a ‘‘booty-call relationship.’’ The purpose of this study was to describe the sexual and emotional nature of booty-call relationships by (a) examining the types of emotional and sexual acts involved in booty-call relationships and (b) comparing the frequency of those acts in booty-call relationships to one-night stands and serious long-term relationships. In addition, the manner in which sociosexuality is associated with the commission of these acts was also examined. Demonstrative of booty-call relationships’ sexual nature was individuals’ tendency to leave after sex and infrequent handholding. In contrast, the romantic nature of booty-call relationships was demonstrated through the frequency of acts like kissing. The results suggest the booty-call relationship is a distinct type of relationship situated between one-night stands and serious romantic relationships.
college-students, mate preferences, strategies, sociosexuality, perspective, partners, culture, gender, men
Gender and Sexuality | Personality and Social Contexts | Social Psychology
Journal of Sex Research
Taylor and Francis
JONASON, Peter K., LI, Norman P., & RICHARDSON, Jessica.(2011). Positioning the Booty-Call Relationship on the Spectrum of Relationships: Sexual but more Emotional than One-Night Stands. Journal of Sex Research, 48(5), 486-495.
Available at: http://ink.library.smu.edu.sg/soss_research/1063