Attraction to Sexual Aggression Scale

Attraction to Sexual Aggression Scale

N. M. MALAMUTHUniversity of California, Los Angeles

This instrument was developed by Malamuth (1989a, 1989b) to measure attraction to sexual aggression. It is reprinted by permission of the author.

Social Relationships Research

Instructions: On the following pages there are a variety of different questions. Please answer all the questions to the best of your ability. If you are unsure of the answer to a question, please give your best guess. It is important that all of the questions be answered. There are no right or wrong answers, and no trick questions. Please answer the question by placing a tick in the box you choose, like this: Y. Please work quickly and be AS HONEST as possible. Your responses will be kept completely confidential. Thank you for your cooperation.

  1. People frequently think about different activities even if they never do them. For each kind of activity listed, please indicate how often you have thought of trying it:

    Never Sometimes Often

    1. Necking (deep kissing)a
    2. Petting

    3. Oral sex

    4. Heterosexual intercourse

    5. Anal intercourse

    6. Homosexual acts

    7. Group sex

    8. Bondage sex

    9. Whipping, spanking sex

    10. Robbing a bank

    11. Raping a woman

    12. Forcing a female to do something sexual she didn’t want to

    13. Being forced to do something sexual you didn’t want to

    14. Transvestism (wearing women’s clothes)

    15. Sex with children

    16. Killing someone

    17. Selling illegal drugs

  2. Whether or not you have ever thought of it, do you find the idea of:

    Very Somewhat Somewhat Very unattractive unattractive attractive attractive

    1. Necking (deep kissing)b
  3. What percentage of males do you think would find the following activities sexually arousing?

    1. Anal intercoursec
    2. Group sex

    3. Homosexual acts

    4. Armed robbery

    5. Bondage sex

    6. Whipping, spanking sex

    7. Rape

    8. Robbing a bank

    9. Forcing a female to do something sexual she really didn’t want to

    10. Killing someone

    11. Transvestism

    12. Sex with a child

    13. Being forced to do something sexual they didn’t want to

  4. What percentage of females do you think would find the following activities sexually arousing?

    1. Anal intercoursed
  5. How sexually arousing do you think you would find the following activities if you engaged in them (even if you have never actually engaged in them and never would)?

    Not arousing Very

    at all arousing

    1. Oral sexe
    2. Heterosexual intercourse

    3. Anal intercourse

    4. Homosexual acts

    5. Group sex

    6. Bondage sex

    7. Whipping, spanking sex

    8. Robbing a bank

    9. Raping a female

    10. Forcing a female to do something sexual she didn’t want to do

    11. Transvestism (wearing women’s sex)

    12. Being forced to do something sexual you didn’t want to do

    13. Sex with children

    14. Killing someone

  6. If you were sure that no one would ever find out and that you’d never be punished for it, how likely would you be to do the following?

    Very Very unlikely likely

    1. Oral sexf
    2. Heterosexual intercourse

    3. Anal intercourse

    4. Homosexual acts

    5. Group sex

    6. Bondage sex

    7. Whipping, spanking sex

    8. Robbing a bank

    9. Raping a female

    10. Forcing a female to do something sexual she didn’t want to

    11. Transvestism (wearing women’s clothes)

    12. Sex with children

    13. Killing someone

    14. Selling illegal drugs

  7. If your best male friend were assured that no one would find out and that he’d never be punished for it, how likely do you think he would be to do the following:

    Very        Very         unlikely          likely

  8. Approximately what percentage of your male friends, would you estimate, have done the following

    1. Oral sexg

    2. Anal intercourseh

    3. Group sex

    4. Homosexual acts

    5. Armed robbery

    6. Bondage sex

    7. Whipping, spanking sex

    8. Rape

    9. Robbing a bank

    10. Forcing a female to do something sexual she didn’t want to

    11. Killing someone

    12. Transvestism

    13. Sex with a child

    14. Being forced to do something sexual they didn’t want to Selling illegal drugs

How likely do you think it is that at some point in the future you might try to following activities?

Very        Very         unlikely            likely

Thanks for your responses.

These items are followed by boxes under each of the response options, providing a place for the respondent to ✓ option chosen.

The same items as shown for Question 1 are repeated, with boxes under each of the four response options.

The response options are indicated by 11 boxes identified from 0% to 100%.dThe same items and response options as shown for #3 repeated. eSeven boxes between the two anchors are provided for responses. fSeven boxes between the two anchors are provided for responses.

The same items and response options as shown for Question 6 are repeated. The response options are indicated by 11 boxes identified from 0% to 100%. iThe same items and response options as shown for Question 6 are repeated.

References

Malamuth, N. M. (1989a). The Attraction to Sexual Aggression Scale: Part one. The Journal of Sex Research, 26, 26–49.

Malamuth, N. M. (1989b). The Attraction to Sexual Aggression Scale: Part two. The Journal of Sex Research, 26, 324–354.