Lecture 5 April 15 Sex Communication

Lecture 5 April 15 Sex Communication - Sexual Communication...

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Sexual Communication o Intimate Self-Disclosure - Communicating something about yourself that is very personal Why Sexual Communication Is Difficult 1. Is because you have no role models, never saw parents talk about sex 2. We really don’t have a universal language to talk about these topics, there is not terminology that everyone uses and is accepted and understood across the board 3. We are still heavily influenced by the Victorian era, has affect on how we feel about sexuality. Still in the dark ages with our comfort level of our sexuality. Why People Are Dishonest Some of the most common lies: lies about STD, or quality of experience What to maintain relationship stability, “If I tell them the truth they might break up with me” Want people to like you, think people might judge you o Sexual Double Standard 0. Scripts Suggests that there are differences for male and female. Men are supposed to like sex, have sex all the time, have more sexual partners and experiences. Women are supposed to connect sex
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