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Chapter 10: Childhood & Adolescent Sexuality
Age 10 – first ”crush” or attraction Age 12-14 – first kiss Age 15-16 – genital fondling Age 16-18 – first intercourse
Data Sources Retrospective surveys with adults Kinsey interviews Talking computer interviews Surveys with adolescents Canadian Youth, Sexual Health, and HIV/AIDS Study Bibby (2001, 2009)
Factors Influencing Psychosexual Development Parental socialization Expectations Reactions Communication Social learning (modelling) Sexual experiences Developmentally appropriate Abusive Cultural factors
Infancy and Preschool Years (0-4 years) Sexual response Attachment Self-stimulation
Infancy and Preschool Years (0-4 years) Child-child encounters Knowledge
Sexuality during Childhood (5-11 years) Adrenarche Masturbation By age 12 (Larrson & Svedlin, 2002): boys girls to orgasm 42% 20% not to orgasm 27% 18%
Sexuality during Childhood (5-11 years) Mixed-sex sexual play Same-sex sex play
Sexuality Education During Childhood Debra Haffner “From Diapers to Dating: A Parent’s Guide to Raising Sexually Healthy Children from Infancy to Middle School” Healthy body image Respect for others Understand the concept of privacy Make age-appropriate decisions Comfortable asking questions about sexuality Prepared for the changes of puberty Be “Askable”
Sexualization of Children Sexualization occurs when: A person’s value comes from sexual appeal or behaviour A person is held to a standard in which physical attraction = being sexy A person is sexually objectified Sexuality is inappropriately imposed on another person
Sexualization of Children Boys: TV, games, movies that promote muscularity, physical power, and that sex for men involves aggressive domination of beautiful women for the pleasure of men Girls: sexual objectification, weight and appearance Beauty pageants etc.
Sexuality During Adolescence (12-18 years) Key features: Interest Biological factors Social factors

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