Chapter 8 Notes - Chapter 8 Adolescent Sexuality...

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Chapter 8 : Adolescent Sexuality ‘Adolescence’ Socially constructed Aging and aging processes years (chronology) vs. events (milestones) Studying Childhood Sexuality Research Limitations o Believed to cause undesirable behaviors o Four large-scale studies in the U.S. Curiosity vs. Sexuality Young children are capable of orgasm (although young boys do not ejaculate Freud: First sex years Fantasies o Begin at 4-5 o Physical arousal at 6-10 Adolescent XX Sexuality Newborns are capable of vaginal lubrication Self-stimulation occurs, although less frequent than XYs XX Sexuality XXs are not taught about their focus of sexual pleasure (clitoris) XXs are often taught incorrect terms for their genitals XX Masturbation Once a month Learn by accident XX Puberty Average age: 8-13 years Breast buds, Pubic hair Rounding of hips Increased estrogen Oily skin, fat deposits, sweating, bodily odors
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Menarche – first period (mean 12 years)
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This note was uploaded on 11/09/2009 for the course ANT 2301 taught by Professor Gravlee during the Summer '08 term at University of Florida.

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Chapter 8 Notes - Chapter 8 Adolescent Sexuality...

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