Study Guide Final Exam Final is Tuesday 5/23 in our same room from 9am-11am Remember that the main topics/findings of your assigned readings for these lectures are considered study guide questions as well. Lecture – Sexual Health: What do we mean when we say sexual health, what all does that encompass, do we just mean the absence of disease? A state of physical, emotional, mental and social well-being related to sexuality Not merely the absence of disease, dysfunction or infirmity Relationships, as well as the possibility of having pleasurable and safe sexual experiences, free of coercion discrimination and violence How can our physical body be socially constructed if it’s a biological mass that grows and develops? (hint: think socialization) Social Construction of Body Image Changes over time Changes across culture Society is preoccupied with physical perfection, which can have both healthy and unhealthy consequences. What cognitive changes occur for someone who is suffering from anorexia? Characterized by an all-controlling desire for thinness Often a symptom of an underlying psychological disturbance.
Afffects menstruation, hormonal levels, pubertal development, skin & hair, teeth & gums, & bones. Two types of anorexia are restricting and binge eating/purging: Restricting--diet & excessive exercise but no binging. Binge/Purge--may do one or the other or both. A refusal to maintain a healthy body weight Intense fears of becoming overweight Comorbidity with Body Dysmorphic Disorder In women, amenorrhea occurs as well Cognition is affected in those with the disorder Poor body image (to an extreme) High overestimations of weight/proportions Tend to hold perfectionist attitudes And false perceptions of how to attain perfection Often don’t feel disordered, believe anorexia is healthy and being thin is perfection How does bulimia differ from anorexia nervosa? Onset is a bit older than anorexia typically However, even childhood rates for both are on the rise Typically in high school and early college years Those with bulimia are not usually excessively thin like those suffering from anorexia Weight fluctuates, sometimes rapidly
Can also have anorexia, or develop anorexia Anorexics often live in a reality where they believe what they are doing is healthy, bulimics often realize what they do is harmful Guilt after binging leads to compensatory behaviors Now tension is directing them to get rid of what they just took in Lecture -Sex Work, Ethics, and the law– What is the difference between erotica and pornography?
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