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In todays society gender role expectations continue to influence young womens behavior in sexual interactions Many scientists suggest that differences in sexual behavior between men and women may have an evolutionary basis They also believe that men and women adopt sexual behavior patterns that will maximize their chance of reproducing successfully An example of this is proven in society when women may be more discriminating than men in their choice and number of sexual partners because their aim is to mate with a partner who will provide an optimal set of genes to her children They also need to find a partner who will contribute to the supply of resources needed to successfully raise the children Sexual initiation is defined as any acknowledged attempt on the part of the respondent to establish sexual contact For more than a decade significant attention has been focused on the phenomenon of womens initiation of sexual contact with men Studies conducted in the 1980s focused on the incidence and prevalence of womens sexual initiation the impact it had on the male receivers and womens reasons for initiating sexual contact Anderson 1990 Sarrel Masters 1982 Struckman-Johnson 1994 Findings from these studies indicated that women participate in a broad range of behaviors including attempts at arousing a partner threats to end a relationship force and taking advantage of someone who is too intoxicated to resist to accomplish sexual contact with men Also women were reported to initiate sexual contact for a wide variety of reasons including arousal a need to have power and control and as a reaction to past abuse Personal experiences with sexual aggression are likely to produce aggression Finally prior research supports the idea that non-aggressive and aggressive sexual initiation tactics differ in motive dominance and impact While research has established the prevalence of a variety of initiatory behavior there is little known about the predictors of initiatory behavior Seductive tactics include behaviors such as dancing
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