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StuDocu is not sponsored or endorsed by any college or universityChapter 4 - Summary Understanding Human SexualityHuman Sexuality (The University of Western Ontario)StuDocu is not sponsored or endorsed by any college or universityChapter 4 - Summary Understanding Human SexualityHuman Sexuality (The University of Western Ontario)Downloaded by breanna baric ([email protected])lOMoARcPSD|3232224
Human Sexuality – Chapter 4: Sexual Anatomy Genital Self-Image -Genital self-image can be defined as our attitudes and feelings about our genitals Research has shown that although on average the genital self-image of most people is positive, some people see their own genitals quite negatively -Peoples feelings about their genitals may be affected by whether they perceive that their genitals fit with general cultural norms, their sexual experiences, and medical conditions -Having a negative genital self-image may negatively affect men and women’s sexual well-being Researchers have found that women with a more negative genital self-image are more self-conscious during sexual activity and report lower self-esteem and sexual satisfaction,as well as more sexual problems-Vaginal enhancement surgery includes vaginoplasty (tightening of the vagina), hoodenctomy (removing the clitoral hood), labia minora reduction, labia majora remodelling, and pubis tuck (removing excess skin above the pubic area to elevate the pubis) Most popular among the patients of one Toronto plastic surgeon and costing thousands of dollars is the “Toronto Trim”, which involves reduction of the labia and clitoral hood -Canadian men are undergoing penis enlargement surgery because they believe (often incorrectly) that their partners would be more satisfied if they had a larger penis -Why is genital cosmetic surgery so controversial? Men and women believe that they are defective in some way Most individuals undergoing surgery feel insecure about their genital appearance even though they have genitals that are perfectly normal Marketing of genital surgery promises better sex and fails to mention the potential risks and complications There is no evidence that this kind of surgery results in sexual enhancement or that these procedures are safe Female Sexual Organs -The female sexual organs can be classified into two categories: the external organs and the internal organs External Organs -The external genitals of the female consist of the clitoris, the mons pubis, the inner lips, the outer lips and the vaginal opening Collectively, they are known as the vulva (crotch; other terms such as cunt and pussy may refer to either the vulva or to the vagina) The appearance of the vulva varies greatly from one woman to another The Clitoris -The clitoris is a sensitive organ that is exceptionally important in female sexual response It consists of the tip, a knob of tissue situated externally in front of the vaginal opening; the urethral opening, a shaft consisting of two corpora cavernosa that extends 1 inch into the body; and two crura, longer spongy bodies that lie deep in the body and run from the tip of the clitoris to either side of the vagina, under the major lips -

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