Unformatted text preview: Chapter 9 Sexuality Table 1. Need for information on sexual health topics
Students agreeing/strongly agreeing that they would like more information. (data from questionnaire) Questionnaires topics Other diseases caught from having sex""" HIV/AIDS""* Where to go to get medical advice on any of the above""" Pregnancy""" Contraception (ways to avoid pregnancy when having sex)"" How not to have sex when you don't want to""" Sexual feelings, emotions and relationships What people do when they have sex"" How young peoples bodies develop Lesbian and gay relationships"** Girls 73.90% 71.60% 65.80% 64.10% 57.70% 58.70% 51.70% 43.50% 39.70% 28.40% Rank 1 2 3 4 6 5 7 8 9 10 Boys 68.00% 63.20% 58.80% 48.0%5 47.70% 44.50% 49.40% 47.90% 39.70% 21.60% Rank 1 2 3 5 7 8 4 6 9 10 “We didn’t cover that at school” Education against pleasure or education for pleasure? – Abstinence Movement – Protecting Traditional/ Cultural values – Regulations and controls What is generally missing – Pleasure as a component of sexual activity – Solo sex 1) When I was little, my parents dressed me… 2) My toys included… 3) I recall being curious about the opposite sex when I was ___years old 4) My parents’ attitudes about masturbating was… 5) Nudity in my family was… 6) My sex education included… 7) My first sexual experience was… 8) My attitude about my parents having sex is… 9) Seniors having sex is… Sexology Richard von KrafftEbing (1840 –1902) – Psychopathia Sexualis Alfred C. Kinsey (1894 – 1953) – "Kinsey Reports" William Masters and Virginia E. Johnson – Masters & Johnson Institute 1978 Sexual Attitudes Attitudes about Casual Sex – sex among unmarried people – sexual double standard – sexual relations between people of the same sex – US Attitudes Sexual Behavior
Two introductory points: – There’s enormous variability in behavior from person to person. – Sexual behavior that is common is not necessarily more desirable or appropriate than is behavior that is less typical. Sexual Behavior Premarital Sex Sex in Committed Relationships Sexual orientation Monogamy sociosexual orientations – “restricted” and “unrestricted” Sexual Desire Preventing Pregnancy and STIs Most college students have had sexual interactions with casual partners that last only one night. About half of these interactions involve intercourse or oral sex, and when intercourse occurs, condoms are used only half the time. Sexual Satisfaction Most people say they’re quite satisfied with their sex lives Interdependency Theory and Sexual Satisfaction Sexual Communication Communicating Desire Sexual Communication and Satisfaction Attachment Style and Sexual Experience Attachment, sexual experience, and sexual pressure in romantic relationships: A dyadic approach Brassard, Shaver, & Lussier Measures of attachmentrelated anxiety and avoidance, sexual coercion, and sexual experiences in their relationships. Avoidant attachment was related to two strategies for limiting intimacy in sexual relationships: avoidance of sexual encounters and avoidance of sexual fantasies about one’s partner (the latter for women only). Anxious attachment appeared to interfere with comfortable intimacy, especially among men, who viewed their partner as avoiding sex and who applied more insistent pressure to have sex. Sexual Aggression
Unwanted sexual experiences are all too common. – 13% of women and 3% of men have been victims of rape. – 22% of women and 14% of men have been victims of sexual assault. Antioch College’s sexual consent policy http://www.antiochcollege.edu/Campus/sopp/index.html ...
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This note was uploaded on 05/10/2009 for the course PSYC 359 taught by Professor Barone during the Spring '09 term at USC.
- Spring '09