Sexual Attitudes Scale

Brief Hendrick Sexual Attitudes Scale (BSAS) (2006)
1.    I do not need to be committed to a person to have sex with him/her.
2.    Casual sex is acceptable.
3.    I would like to have sex with many partners.
4.    One-night stands are sometimes very enjoyable.
5.    It is okay to have ongoing sexual relationships with more than one person at a time.
6.    Sex as a simple exchange of favors is okay if both people agree to it.
7.    The best sex is with no strings attached.
8.    Life would have fewer problems if people could have sex more freely.
9.    It is possible to enjoy sex with a person and not like that person very much.
10.It is okay for sex to be just good physical release.
11.Birth control is part of responsible sexuality.
12.A woman should share responsibility for birth control.
13.A man should share responsibility for birth control.
14.Sex is the closest form of communication between two people.
15.A sexual encounter between two people deeply in love is the ultimate human interaction.
16.At its best‚ sex seems to be the merging of two souls.
17.Sex is a very important part of life.
18.Sex is usually an intensive‚ almost overwhelming experience.
19.Sex is best when you let yourself go and focus on your own pleasure.
20.Sex is primarily the taking of pleasure from another person.
21.The main purpose of sex is to enjoy oneself.
22.Sex is primarily physical.
23.Sex is primarily a bodily function‚ like eating.
Hendrick Sexual Attitudes Scale (HSAS) (1987)
1.    I do not need to be committed to a person to have sex with him/her.
2.    Casual sex is acceptable.
3.    I would like to have sex with many partners.
4.    One-night stands are sometimes very enjoyable.
5.    It is okay to have ongoing sexual relationships with more than one person at a time.
6.    It is OK to manipulate someone into ha‎ving sex as long as no future promises are made.
7.    Sex as a simple exchange of favors is okay if both people agree to it.
8.    The best sex is with no string attached.
9.    Life would have fewer problems if people could have sex more freely.
10.It is possible to enjoy sex with a person and not like that person very much.
11.Sex is more fun with someone you don’t love.
12.It is all right to pressure someone into ha‎ving sex‚
13.Extensive premarital sexual experience is fine.
14.Extramarital affairs are all right as long as one’s partner doesn’t know about them.
15.Sex for its own sake is perfectly all right.
16.I would feel comfortable ha‎ving intercourse with my partner in the presence of other people.
17.Prostitution is acceptable.
18.It is okay for sex to be just good physical release.
19.Sex without love is meaningless.*
20.People should at least be friends before they have sex together.*
21.In order for sex to be good‚ it must also be meaningful.*
22.Birth control is part of responsible sexuality.
23.A woman should share responsibility for birth control.
24.A man should share responsibility for birth control.
25.Sex education is important for young people.
26.Using “sex toys” during lovemaking is acceptable.
27.Masturbation is all right.
28.Masturbation one’s partner during intercourse can increase the pleasure of sex.
29.Sex gets better as a relationship progresses.
30.Sex is the closest form of communication between two people.
31.A sexual encounter between two people deeply in love is the ultimate human interaction.
32.Orgasm is the greatest experience in the world.
33.At its best‚ sex seems to be the merging of two souls.
34.Sex is a very important part of life.
35.Sex is usually an intensive‚ almost overwhelming experience.
36.Sex is usually an intensive‚ almost overwhelming experience.
37.Sex is fundamentally good.
38.Sex is best when you let yourself go and focus on your own pleasure.
39.Sex is primarily the taking of pleasure from another person.
40.The main purpose of sex is to enjoy oneself.
41.Sex is primarily physical.
42.Sex is primarily a bodily function‚ like eating.
43.Sex is mostly a game between males and female.
* reverse score
 
At long form: Permissiveness‚ Sexual practices‚ Commun‎ion and Instrumentality
At short form: Permissiveness‚ Commun‎ion‚ Birth Control‚ and Instrumentality.
 
Permissiveness (alpha 0.94)‚ Sexual practices (alpha 0.71)‚ Commun‎ion (alpha 0.80)‚ Instrumentality (alpha 0.80) and test- retest over 4 weeks 0.88‚ 0.80‚ 0.67‚ and 0.66
The Permissiveness subscale (alpha = .94) is ch‎aracterized by attitudes related to casual sexuality. The Commun‎ion subscale (alpha = .75) is ch‎aracterized by idealistic sexuality. The Birth Control subscale (alpha = .81) is ch‎aracterized by responsible sexuality. Finally‚ the Instrumentality subscale (alpha = .76) is ch‎aracterized by attitudes endorsing a self-centered‚ biological view of sexuality.
 
A = Strongly agree‚ B = Moderately agree‚ C = Neutral- neither agree or disagree‚ D = Moderately disagree‚ E = Strongly disagree
At long form: Permissiveness 1-21‚ Sexual practices 22-28‚ Commun‎ion 29-37 and Instrumentality 38-43
At short form: Permissiveness 1-10‚ Birth Control 11-13‚ Commun‎ion 14-18 and Instrumentality 19-23
 
This instrument can be found on pages 167-168  of The Relationship Between Conflict and Communication‚ Sex‚ Relationship Satisfaction‚ and other Relational Variables in Dating Relationships. Available online at:http://repositories.tdl.org/ttu-ir/bitstream/handle/2346/9978/Zacchilli_Tammy_Diss.pdf?sequence=1
 

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