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Chapter 10 - Chapter 10: Sex Four Areas of Research in...

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Chapter 10: Sex Four Areas of Research in Sexuality Premarital Sex – Two factors encouraging premarital sex: o Inexpensive contraception o Prolonged age at first marriage Extramarital Sex – Predictors of extramarital sex: o Premarital sex o Lower marital satisfaction o Less religiosity o Living in urban areas o Endorsing gender equality o Perceived opportunity o Less satisfaction with marital sex o Socio-political liberalism o Childlessness Safe Sex – each year 15 million Americans contract a sexually transmitted disease General Human Sexuality – sexual attitudes, desires, preferences, and behaviors, in whatever forms they take; how your membership in groups shapes your feelings, attitudes and behavior Why Study Sexuality in Sociology? Sex is a personal act, but: o Your membership in groups shapes your feelings, attitudes, and behavior, including sexual acts o Human behavior varies around the world from culture to culture o Sexual desires and behaviors differ by gender, race-ethnicity, age, religious orientation, and social class
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o Some sociologists, primarily symbolic interactionists, consider that our sex drive is
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This note was uploaded on 10/04/2008 for the course SOCL 2501 taught by Professor Simpson during the Spring '08 term at LSU.

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