Perhaps women today are more likely to have and to report extramarital affairs than they were two or three decades ago for a variety of reasons. The social structure of the American family is changing, with women “allowed” more varied roles and more freedom than in earlier generations. More women are a part of the work force and thus have more opportunities than they previously had to become acquainted with possible extramarital partners. And our society as a whole is now more conscious of sexuality and there is more open and honest discussion of sexual matters. Maybe women today are just more willing to admit to this behavior than were Kinsey’s respondents. However, at this time we cannot unequivocally state that women today are more likely to have engaged in extramarital relationships. Perhaps future, better designed studies will yield more meaningful data on this question. Nevertheless, both Kinsey’s results and recent surveys These, then, have been some of the major findings of the surveys of sexual attitudes and behaviors conducted during the last few years. They seem to indicate that sexuality is a topic more open to free and honest discussion than in the past. Married couples and single people are engaging in sexual activities more often, are utilizing a greater variety of sexual techniques, and are beginning these sexual activities at an earlier age. Paradoxically, a significant portion of the population still experience anxiety or guilt concerning their sexuality, although these negative feelings do not seem as prevalent as they were only a few years ago. The overall social and cultural changes experienced by our society seem also to have impacted on the sexual arena. Women have gained more equality both sexually and in other aspects of their lives, with the result that today’s male and female patterns of sexual expression are becoming more alike. Finally, the differences between the sexual attitudes and activities of individuals of varying socioeconomic strata are diminishing, although some consistent patterns do continue to be related to several demographic factors.