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SEXUALITY EXAM 2(chapters 8, 9, 10, 11, 13, 14, 15)Sexual and Romantic RelationshipsThe importance of relationshipsoHumans have a need to belong, a near universal desire for social tiesoHuman connections or relationships are important for our physical and psychological well-beingoIntimate or romantic relational needs are met in many waysSinglehood and Casual RelationshipsoSingle is defined as someone who is unmarried and living aloneoUS cultural perceptions and stereotypes of singles are largely negativeSinglism: scientific term for prejudice against singlesAssumptions that people don’t like being single even though manypeople doSexuality among singlesoSingles may or may not engage in sexual activityoSome singles may be celibateIntentionally abstaining from partnered sexual activityoOther singles may be sexually activeoSexual activity = satisfactionoHook ups:Some singles engage in hookups or “one night stands”One time sexual encounter between persons who do not know each other on a deep emotional levelHookups encompass a large range of behaviors up to including intercourseCollege students today seem to be having less sex and fewer partners compared to previous generations, but students today are somewhat more likely to report having had casual sexoFriends with BenefitsFWB’s: an ongoing sexual relationship with a non-romantic partnerSerial monogamists enter and exit long-term monogamous relationships repeatedlySome singles may have more than one type of these relationshipsoSingles sexual outcomesWhile married and single folks are both satisfied sexually overall, single folks are slightly less satisfied on averageA few sexual health risks exist
Research indicates individuals who more frequently participate in hookups and friends with benefits have a higher number of sexual partners and inconsistent safe sex practicesSerial monogamists may mistakenly believe they don’t need to practice safe sex even if they jump quickly from one relationship to the nextThe Nature of LoveoLove is a special set of cognitions, emotions, and behaviors observed in an intimate relationshipoThere are two main types of love studied by psychologists (passionate and compassionate)PassionateAll-consuming physical and psychological stateFeelings are very intense early on and decrease over timeSets in before partner is known very wellUsually temporaryCompanionateMuch deeper and less intense state characterized by intimacy and commitmentBased upon full knowledge of other person’s characterDevelops gradually over time and tends to be more enduringPassionate love often develops into companionate loveoSternberg’s Triangular TheoryIntimacy: emotional componentPassion: motivational componentCommitment: oLee’s Styles of LovingEmphasizes how people approach loveRomantic: hopeless romantic, love at first sightAltruistic: selflessness and unconditional love

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