This process leaves young girls unassertive about their own sexual desires and needs because they focus so much on what other people expect of them rather than on what they feel inside.
Boys are less willing to state they have negative feelings about sex than girls when they describe their sexual self-schemas.
Those who believe in the social constructionist perspective state that the current meanings most people in our society tie to female and male sexuality are actually a social construction to keep and privileged people in power.
Those conducting the study speculated that fewer girls say they have ever had sex because girls viewed teenage parenthood as more of a problem than boys.
Girls who were not attending school were 14.
Girls typically think of virginity as a gift, while boys think of virginity as a stigma.