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Chapter 7 - Chapter 7 Sexuality I. Thinking About...

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Chapter 7 Sexuality I. Thinking About Adolescent Sexuality - In the 1950s, there was no sex on TV *School boards threw out pregnant students, but now that’s against the law -Pregnancy rate much higher now but birth rate much lower (due to abortion) A. An Aspect of Normative Adolescent Development. 1. Transition to adulthood sexuality. 2. Culturally specific transition. -Some cultures promote things like early marriage -Some are very strict about sexual behaviors B. The Sexual Culture. Morals and values about sex within a culture 1. Mirrors views about sexuality within the culture. 2. Changes as cultural views about sexuality change. C. Developing a Sexual Identity (sense of self as a sexual person) 1. Sexual values and behaviors. 2. Sexual identities and romantic relationships. Sense of self as a romantic person including sexual orientation May clash within other identities (i.e. religious identity) d. Obtaining Information about adolescents and sex. Most studies are done anonymously. Volunteer vs. Non-volunteer (volunteers are more liberal)
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II. Defining Some Concepts A. What is sexual behavior? - sexual intercourse - kissing -any behavior that is intended to or does lead to sexual arousal -very context defined B. What does "sexually active" mean? -very vague question -More common question: “When was the last time you had sex?” III. Why is Sex a Concern During Adolescence? A. Biological changes 1. Visible evidence of sexual maturity. 2. Changes in heterosexual friendship patterns. Quantitative: develop more opposite sex friendships Qualitative: relationships change between opposite sex -learn sexual scripts 3. Increase in sex drive. B. Adolescent awareness of sexuality How that awareness is expressed depends on cultures 1. Dating starts. -venue for learning about sex. -“Dating System” has changed 2. Adolescence is when we begin to experiment with sex. C. Societal/parental Concerns 1. Pregnancy. Not a good thing for an adolescent to be a parent 2. Disease. 3. “Emotionally ready?” Concerns that daughters will get abused 4. Moral concerns. 5. Religious concerns.
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IV. Sexual Attitudes and Behavior A. Two Progressions/Dimensions in Adolescent Sexual Behaviors. 1. Autoerotic to sociosexual. Sexual behavior by yourself to sexual behavior with another person b. Noncoital to coital. Non-sexual behavior to sexual behavior/intercourse % Sexual Intercourse by Age See figure 7.2 on pg. 205 B. Trends and Incidence. 1.
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