PSY 265 Final - Personal Response 1 Personal Response on...

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Personal Response 1 Personal Response on Sexual Identity Lisa McClure Axia College of University of Phoenix PSY 265 Sally Henzel April 27, 2009
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Personal Response 2 Attitudes about sex and sexual gratification have evolved from the point where sex was seen as a biological process to sex as a way of life. During the 1960s and 1970s, the secret was let out that sex could be an end in and of itself without reproductive considerations. Now comes my generation, not the baby- boomer generation, not generation X, but rather the generation that was spawned during the 80's. I believe I came right after generation X. as Jim Horning (n.d.) was once purported to have said, "Good judgment comes from experience, experience comes from bad judgment” (2008). My generation was the first to be hit hard by sex on television, sex in the movies, even sex on the internet, which was not even possible until my generation was in their teens. As a result I have seen many of my friends from school marry prematurely only to divorce, engage in premarital cohabitation, and premarital sex. I am of course no exception. My adolescent years were full of bad judgments. It is in this context that my female gender identity developed, my sexual relationships matured, and my environment and value systems informed my sexual decision making process in the development of my sexuality also changed. The value system that I have identified with the most is the ethical relativism. Although, I was raised with the legalism value system, being that we were raised in a Roman Catholic home. The reason why I chose ethical relativism is that everyone is different and there really is not a right or wrong moral view. There is just a personal moral view. For that reason, I do not think there is any
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Personal Response 3 reason for someone to push his or her views on other people, even if that person feels strongly about an opinion. I do not see anything wrong with premarital sex as long as you are in a committed relationship with that person. My parents would disagree with me on this. I also think abortions are wrong unless the woman has been raped or it is medically necessary. I do not think a woman who has been raped should have to
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