Lecture March 12

Lecture March 12 - FSHD 450 SEXUALITY WITHIN THE RELATIONAL...

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FSHD 450 SEXUALITY WITHIN THE RELATIONAL CONTEXT March 12, 2009 1. Key question: What is happening in relationships when sex occurs? 2. Range of relationships within which sex occurs from casual sex to intimacy 3. Casual Sex a. One night stands i. Some characteristics are: unplanned, spontaneous, unacquainted persons, “hookups”, may or may not include sexual intercourse, no assumptions about continuing the relationship ii. How common are hookups? 1. 50% no intercourse, 30% intercourse, 22% no hookups 2. of those who hookup there is a wide range of episodes – 0 to 65 per year; small percentage form short-term relationships; use protection 3. Personality characteristics: lower self-esteem, exhibitionism, insecure attachment, fear of intimacy b. What happens at “schoolies”? i. Men plan for sex and women do not ii. Forming a pact to have or not have sexual experiences iii. Acting sexual behavior iv. High rates of sex related to positive attitudes and atmosphere 4. Intimate relationships
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