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Public Displays of Affection in Same-Sex vs. Opposite-Sex Couples and the Influence of Loved Onesí Approval

Sara Marie Martino, Sara Martino.

Abstract
Though progress has been made over the past few decades regarding acceptance of same-sex relationships and the Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender (LGBT) community as a whole, the negative stigma associated with being a member of the community is still prevalent in our society today (Frost, 2011). Frost (2011) explains that negative stereotypes surrounding intimacy as it is expressed in same-sex relationships generate and encourage opportunities for heterosexual relationships to continue conveying affection, while obstructing those same principles from same-sex couples. Individuals involved in same-sex relationships may abstain from engaging in public displays of affection (PDA) out of fear of social disapproval or judgment (Kent & El-Alayli, 2011). Beyond this, limited literature is available addressing public displays of affection in same-sex couples. There is equally little research available regarding parental approval of same-sex couples, particularly regarding college-aged same-sex relationships. This study found significant differences between public displays of affection and sexual orientation. This study also looked at the impact of social approval.

Key words: homosexuality, heterosexuality, displays of affection, social approval


 
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Martino SM, Martino S, . Public Displays of Affection in Same-Sex vs. Opposite-Sex Couples and the Influence of Loved Onesí Approval . J Behav Health. 2019; 8(3): 71-78. doi:10.5455/jbh.20181106024322


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Martino SM, Martino S, . Public Displays of Affection in Same-Sex vs. Opposite-Sex Couples and the Influence of Loved Onesí Approval . http://www.jbehavioralhealth.com/?mno=3012 [Access: October 16, 2019]. doi:10.5455/jbh.20181106024322


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Martino SM, Martino S, . Public Displays of Affection in Same-Sex vs. Opposite-Sex Couples and the Influence of Loved Onesí Approval . J Behav Health. 2019; 8(3): 71-78. doi:10.5455/jbh.20181106024322



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Martino SM, Martino S, . Public Displays of Affection in Same-Sex vs. Opposite-Sex Couples and the Influence of Loved Onesí Approval . J Behav Health. (2019), [cited October 16, 2019]; 8(3): 71-78. doi:10.5455/jbh.20181106024322



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Martino, S. M., Martino, S. . & (2019) Public Displays of Affection in Same-Sex vs. Opposite-Sex Couples and the Influence of Loved Onesí Approval . J Behav Health, 8 (3), 71-78. doi:10.5455/jbh.20181106024322



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Martino, Sara Marie, Sara Martino, and . 2019. Public Displays of Affection in Same-Sex vs. Opposite-Sex Couples and the Influence of Loved Onesí Approval . Journal of Behavioral Health, 8 (3), 71-78. doi:10.5455/jbh.20181106024322



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Martino, Sara Marie, Sara Martino, and . "Public Displays of Affection in Same-Sex vs. Opposite-Sex Couples and the Influence of Loved Onesí Approval ." Journal of Behavioral Health 8 (2019), 71-78. doi:10.5455/jbh.20181106024322



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Martino, Sara Marie, Sara Martino, and . "Public Displays of Affection in Same-Sex vs. Opposite-Sex Couples and the Influence of Loved Onesí Approval ." Journal of Behavioral Health 8.3 (2019), 71-78. Print. doi:10.5455/jbh.20181106024322



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Martino, S. M., Martino, S. . & (2019) Public Displays of Affection in Same-Sex vs. Opposite-Sex Couples and the Influence of Loved Onesí Approval . Journal of Behavioral Health, 8 (3), 71-78. doi:10.5455/jbh.20181106024322





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