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Running head: HUMAN SEXUALITY AND SOCIAL SCIENCE1Social sciences and sexualityName of the studentInstructorCourseInstitutionDate
SOCIAL SCIENCE ON HUMAN SEXUALITY2Social Science and SexualityThe ability of human beings to possess sexual responses and experiences is called HumanSexuality. The sexual orientation of a person can arouse his or her attraction and sexual interest towards the other person (Bronfman, 2004, p. 23). Therefore, sexuality may be expressed and experienced in many ways; the ways in which it is conveyed include ‘‘desires, thoughts, beliefs, fantasies, values, attitudes, roles, behaviors, practices, and relationships.’’ All these ways may be exhibited through social, physical, spiritual, emotional, and biological aspects. (Bronfman, 2004, p. 28) The physical and biological aspects are widely interested in the reproductive functions of humans; this can be said to be sexual response cycle in humans which can be biologically provedto exist in all species. Emotional and physical sexuality aspects incorporate the union that exists between persons which are revealed through profound feelings that are detected in care, trust, and love. On the other hand, the social aspect can be said to be the effects caused by the people in the society in sexuality, while spirituality is the spiritual bond that exists between individuals (Cassirer, 1996, p. 21). Sexuality can also affect something or someone, and it can be influenced by philosophical, ethical, moral, religious, legal, cultural, and political aspects of life. Many people have had different views on the social science on sexuality due to many types of research.The opinions that have emerged to define sexuality have seen it as the principle or activity that joins the pleasure, desires, and the body energy of humans with the knowledge of human closeness. This has been said to be leading to human mating, erotic love, intimate friendship, andprocreation. It has also been concluded that the human sexuality multiplies when an individual attains puberty.
SOCIAL SCIENCE ON HUMAN SEXUALITY3Causes of sexualityHowever, many people differ on many issues concerning the sexual behavior and the origin of an individual's introduction to sexuality. Some people mainly believe that it is the genetic power that determines the character or behavior of any human being, others opt that political agenda defines sexuality. Supporters, gay activists, and its sympathizers believe that if sexuality can be predetermined to be biological or genetic, then it will be easy and legal for it to be shielded as a class of certain individuals ("Gay Rights, Military Wrongs," 1996, p. 28). By this, they think that if this conclusion can be arrived at by everybody and be accepted as a genetic condition, then it will bring to an end the issue of gay discrimination just the same way the women, the physically challenged, and the minorities have fought for the acceptance of their rights.