Didn’t need a study to establish the obvious, though here it is:
A study called Risky Encounters by Kina Hammarlund, a University of Skövde researcher, suggests that a portion of STD vicims, all male, view the acquisition as a sign of manhood. (Perhaps for some, it’s the ‘proof positive’ to their associates, that they have had sex.)
Hammarlund notes that there are no women who have this view. Also she concludes from her, interview style study, that the same old gender disparities remain despite the “progressive” sexual attitudes.