ДИНАМИКА УСТАНОВОК РОССИЯН В СФЕРЕ ИНТИМНЫХ ОТНОШЕНИЙ
The processes of modernization are the central research topic of the social sciences. As R. Nisbet noted, the main interest of modern sociology lies in the study of the processes of transition from a closed, hierarchical society to an open, achievement-oriented one. The most important aspect of modernization is the shift in the principles of social regulation from prohibitions imposed externally towards personal freedom and responsibility. One of the behavioral spheres where such shifts are most noticeable is that of sexual relations. In modern societies, sexual pleasure and satisfaction are recognized as important elements of private life that have the right to exist as such, and not only as a necessary condition for procreation. The article analyzes the dynamics of attitudes of Russians in the field of sexual relations, a comparative country analysis is conducted.