We investigate hypotheses about dynamic processes in these behaviors during early adulthood in order to shed light on persisting racial differences in rates of unintended pregnancies in the United States. We find that net of other sociodemographic characteristics and adolescent experiences with sex and pregnancy, black women spent less time in relationships and had sex less frequently in their relationships than white women, but did not differ in the number of relationships they formed or in their frequency or consistency of contraceptive use within relationships. Black women were more likely to use less effective methods for pregnancy prevention e. And although the most effective method for pregnancy prevention—long-acting reversible contraception LARC —was used more often by black women than white women, LARC use was low in both groups. In addition, black women did not differ from white women in their number of discontinuations or different methods used and had fewer contraceptive method switches.
Study suggests Black women are more sexually objectified than White women
Black-White Differences in Sex and Contraceptive Use Among Young Women
Previous content analyses of pornography suggest black women are more often the target of aggression compared to white women. Furthermore, research suggested that the most aggressive depictions occurred between interracial couples. The last content analysis on this topic was published in the s, however. The current study examined pornographic scenes featuring heterosexual couples including scenes with black women from two of the largest online pornographic streaming tube sites in the world Xvideos. Findings suggest black women are still more often the target of aggression when compared to white women. In addition, black men are more often portrayed as the perpetrators of aggression against women and are depicted as significantly less intimate with their partners in comparison to white men. Notably, depictions of aggression towards women are highest in scenes featuring black couples compared to all other racial pairings including interracial.
Sexual Behavior and Attitudes among White, Black, Latinx, and Asian College Students
New research provides evidence that Black women are sexually objectified by White people to a greater degree than are White women. The study was published in Psychology of Women Quarterly. The research sought to investigate the Jezebel stereotype — the belief that Black women are innately promiscuous and hypersexual. However, it is equally important to understand why we sometimes deny these attributions to other groups of humans — and in particular, it is important to understand the mechanisms driving these processes and the risk-factors that make certain social groups more vulnerable to being objectified or dehumanised. The researchers conducted an eye-tracking experiment with 38 White college students, which found that participants attended more often, and for longer durations, to the sexual body parts of Black women compared to White women.
In a Bedfordshire nightclub, white couples queue to have sex with black men. Meanwhile, black women are routinely snubbed on dating sites. Why do racial stereotypes persist when it comes to sex?