Onstage and offstage sex: exploring a hypothesis

Cornell Journal of Social Relations Vol/Iss. 1 Published In Pages: 75-84
By Maxwell, Robert J.


The relationship between restrictions on premarital sex and the privacy of sexual practices is examined, using the degree of impenetrability of house materials as both a proxy and assumed cause for "offstage" or private sex. The author theorizes that permissive premarital sex norms are a response to open dwelling types which are themselves an adaptation to warm temperatures.

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