Psychology Class Notes Human Sexuality 12-4-08

Psychology Class Notes Human Sexuality 12-4-08 - Psychology...

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Psychology Class Notes Human Sexuality: 12-4-08 Developing body awareness: Exploring one’s body o Increase sexual satisfaction o Improve body-image/self esteem o Health reasons There are benefits of “touching yourself” o Become comfortable with yourself, health reasons Health Matters: Breast Cancer—examine oneself visually and tactfully Testicular Cancer—lump pea-sized in testicles, best if removed as soon as possible Male Circumcision Mostly white Americans, Jews, Muslims (these are the three biggest groups that still routinely circumcise) Most of the world does not circumcise their boys 2.) the real reason it became popular because people thought it was going to minimize little boys from masturbating. No medical reason In U.S. 80% (1980), 65%(2000) (white Americans are declining in population, drop is also due to the fact that have been obligated that there are no medical reasons for circumcision. (only beneficial because of cost( $300). Clitoridectimies—removal of clitoris
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This note was uploaded on 09/01/2009 for the course PSY 2012 taught by Professor Negy during the Fall '07 term at University of Central Florida.

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