Psychology Class Notes 12-2-08

Psychology Class Notes 12-2-08 - Introduction to Human...

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Unformatted text preview: Introduction to Human Sexuality 12-12-08 *not in textbook* *9 points total given, thurs, fri* Most negative about sex and sexuality – Middle Eastern cultures: • Social or legal pressure to cover “flesh” Extramarital sexual “affair”: • Public flogging, public execution, (even decapitation), especially for women Homosexual Behavior: • Public flogging or public execution-Virginity Tests(for women)-Hymen surgical restoration – must be virgin before marriage-Honor killings – if mother is attacked or rape, honorable thing to do is to kill her (turkey – pressure mother to kill herself) Dominant religion is USA – Christianity:-origin of Christianity is from middle eastern culture In contemporary America: • Keep children ignorant of genitals • sex-less dolls.. • Abstinence taught by churches and schools • Boy scouts and churches teach masturbation is sin or harmful • Dr. Joyce Elders (US Surgeon General in 1993 has to resign..)—first African american surg. Gen. acceptable to masturbate, Dr....
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