Soc Behav Pers. 1996;24(2):185-94. Sex roles and sexual attitudes of young Iranian women: implications for cross-cultural counseling. Hanassab S, Tidwell R. A cross-sex friendship is a platonic relationship between an unrelated man and woman Preference for same sex relationships is a societal norm that is taught to children from a young age. This homosocial norm encourages same sex.
Abstract. This experiment examined whether acceptance of same-sex behavior and rejection of opposite-sex behavior contribute equally to the same-sex. Uncertainty, and relationship maintenance in young adults' cross-sex friendships Cross-sex friendship dyads (n = 197) indicated their desire for a romantic. Sexuality In both Iran and Canada, discussion of sex in the family is definitely taboo is more acceptable for men and much less common among young women.