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Chapter 11 Sexuality
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Sex and Culture Sexual relationships develop within a social context that establishes: What sexual relationships mean How they are conducted What social supports are given to sexual relationships Sexuality is socially defined and patterned.
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Sexual Orientation Refers to the attraction that people feel for people of the same or different sex. Sexual identity is the definition of oneself that is formed around one’s sexual relationships. Sexual identity is learned in the context of our social relationships and the social structures in which we live.
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Contemporary Sexual Attitudes and Behavior Today 59% of the public think that “homosexual relations between consenting adults should be legal,” compared to 43% in 1977. At the same time, 89% think “homosexuals should have equal rights in terms of job opportunities”.
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This note was uploaded on 04/23/2009 for the course SOCIOLOGY 1010 taught by Professor Morresy during the Spring '09 term at Toledo.

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