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Chapter 1: Sexual Intelligence - Sexual intelligence- involves self-understanding, interpersonal sexual skills, scientific knowledge, and consideration of the cultural context of sexuality Characteristics: sexual skills, integrity, accurate scientific knowledge about seuality, critical consideration of the broader cultural and political contexts of sexual issues. - 2012 affordable Care act required health plans to cover all contraceptive methods approved by the FDA sat no cost A psychosocial orientation - Psychosocial- refers to a combination of psychological and social factors Our view the psychological factors and social conditioning (learning social norms) have a crucial impact on sexual attitudes, values and behaviors. - Bipsychosocial- combines bio, psychological and social dimensions Controversy and diversity in human sexuality United states - Educated people masturbate more often - Oral sex is more common in young college educated whites and less common in african americans with less ed - Asian americans are less likely to engage in premarital sex - Hispanic culture endorses sexual exploration for male but places a high value on chastity before marriage on women - Acculturation- the replacing of traditional beliefs and behavior patterns with tthose of the dominant culture Ialamic middle east - Before islams development, polygamy was a common practice - The Qur’an allows a man to have up to four wives, provided that the husband is fair to each of them - The extreme sex related resitrictions and punishments in islamic countries do not stem from religion but from middle eastern patriarchal cultural traditions and the emergence of fundamentalist sects. - Muslims fundamentalists are followinf patriarchal traditions when they require girls to be genitally cut, completely cover in clothing, and sanction honor killing (killing a women who has sex out of marragie, including rape.) China - Taoism promoted active secual activity for spiritual growth and harmony Sexual intercourse was said to join opposing energies of yin and yang, thereby balancing the essences of the two - Confucianism made sexual conservatism - Communist victory in 2949 the government attempted to eliminate decedent western sexual behaviors or porn and prositution. Not even holding hands. Familys should only have sex once a week This eradicated sexually trans infections
Our cultural legacy: sex for procreation and ridgid gender roles - Islamic middle east sexual pleasure for men and women was valued more in earlier times - In western culture it is the opposite Sex for procreation - Oral and anal sex remained illegal in 10 states until 2003 Male and female gender roles in sexuality - Women typically report feeling more guilt than men from their first intercourse experience - Slut shaming- refers t ocollaing a woman a sliut in order to humilate, intimidated, or degrade her for sexual behaviors that cross the line of “acceptable” sexual activity Sexuality in the western world: a historical perspective Judaic and christian traditions -

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