double standard of sexual behavior

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double standard of sexual behavior definition


A moral code that permits sexual freedom and promiscuity for men but not for women. The double standard has long been associated with the traditional subordination of women.

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double standard of sexual behavior

noun
a code that permits greater sexual freedom for men than for women (associated with the subordination of women) 
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