Study examines alcohol’s effects on sexual aggression

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A new Aggressive Behavior study has examined alcohol’s “in the moment” effects on sexual aggression, or the acute effects of alcohol on men’s decisions about how to respond to sexual refusals in a dating simulation.

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In the study, 62 men in their 20s were randomly assigned to consume alcohol (target breath alcohol level 0.080%) or no alcohol.

EurekAlert 2b logo LLLLLLParticipants were encouraged to talk to a simulated woman as if they were on a date, and they made choices from a list which included nonsexual and sexual options.

The female agent was programmed to engage in some sexual activities but…

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