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Unformatted text preview: Introduction Biological factors DNA and Genes play role in sexuality Biological function of sex is reproduction Anatomy and physiology allow reproduction to happen Increasing sexual intelligence Self-understanding Interpersonal sexual skills Scientific/biological knowledge Consideration of the cultural context of sexuality Inclusivity Sex is a huge issue Liberal and conservative viewpoints No universal sexual experience, preferences, or attitudes Cultural context Variation between ethnic groups Acculturation o Process of adopting the cultural traits of another group The Indian guy wearing ray bans Differences between groups increasingly blurred in multiracial and multicultural USA Variation within cultural groups Education, socio-economic status, behavior o Masturbation among intelligence people higher than less educated Differences between religious groups o Orthodox Judaism and menstruation Cultural Perspective Distinction between cultures are generalities, not universal truths Provide perspective o Pfizer study o How important is sex? Middle East Dominant religion: Islam Intercourse important aspect in the relationship during marriage o Expression of spirituality Importance of sexual modesty o The veil Women are inherently sexual, veils and segregation contain sexual power Arranged marriage o Goal = male heir Oppression of women and extreme restrictions from fundamentalist teachings, not Koran o Honor killing, female circumcision China History of erotic art Sex manuals from 2500 BCE o Oral sex, intercourse 2 nd century BC, Taoism promoted spiritual growth and harmony Intercourse to join energies of female and male (yin and yang) o Infrequent ejaculation for men and multiple orgasms for women Strict during Confucianism Stricter during Communism (1949) o Little basic info o Low STD rate Sex for procreation instead Now, more extramarital sex More STDs Still little basic info Cultural Legacies Sex is for procreation Rigid male and female roles Western culture: sex is for pleasure is nonexistence, unlike the east Sex is for procreation o Reproduction is the only reason for having sex Intercourse is sex, meaning penetration o Everything else is foreplay How did this culture develop? Ancient Hebrews o Highly specialized gender role o Women obey husbands, bear children o History of persecution But sex within marriage is highly enjoyable Christianity associated sex with sin Paul of Tarsus o desire of the flesh o celibacy and spirituality linked o Celibacy = unmarried, so no intercourse...
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This note was uploaded on 08/23/2009 for the course BIO 15 taught by Professor ?? during the Summer '09 term at UCLA.

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