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Chapter 12 Sexuality and The Life Cycle: Adulthood
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Sex and the Single Person: Sexual Unfolding In late adolescence the individual moves toward mature, adult sexuality. Struggles over sexual orientation seem to be more difficult for men, because in many societies heterosexuality is a cornerstone of the male role.
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Sex and the Single Person: Sexual Unfolding Identifying sexual likes and dislikes and learning to communicate them to a partner is a step toward maturity. Some people intentionally seek opportunities to engage in novel behaviors or in sexual intimacy with novel partners. Maturity is also becoming responsible about sex and developing a capacity for intimacy.
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Sex and the Single Person: The Never-Married Includes those who intend to marry and those who have decided to remain single. A typical married person has spent several adult years in the never-married category. A person who passes age 25 without getting married enters a new world, because social structures that supported dating - such as college - are gone.
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Sex and the Single Person: The Never-Married Some young men and women decide to live both celibate (unmarried) and chaste (abstaining from sexual intercourse). Some find the single lifestyle exciting and enjoy their freedom by being celibate but not chaste. Others are searching for a spouse, with increasing desperation as the years go by.
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Cohabitation Living together Varies from “some days and nights” to “all the time.” A public declaration of a sexual relationship. Sometimes considered an opportunity to try out
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