Lecture 7- Sexuality and the Adult Years

Lecture 7- Sexuality and the Adult Years - 2/17/10...

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2/17/10 1 Sexuality and the Adult Years Single Living Increasing rates – postponing marriage – choice to remain single or cohabitate – more divorces – education, career goals May reflect change in societal attitudes
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2/17/10 2 Single Living (cont.) Lifestyles & satisfaction vary widely – celibacy or long-term monogamy – serial monogamy – research: single persons engage in sexual activity less often & are less satisfied than married persons Cohabitation Cohabitation Domestic partnership – increasing rate & acceptance • precursor to marriage • preference for informal status • avoid stigma of divorce • age-specific financial benefits – Disadvantages • associated with more infidelity • still some stigma • legal confusion
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2/17/10 3 Cohabitation ( cont.) Social impact – more relationship difficulties; higher divorce – cohabitation is rarely permanent – may have negative effect on subsequent marriages Marriage Personal & social functions
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This note was uploaded on 05/30/2010 for the course HDE HDE 12 taught by Professor Polen during the Spring '10 term at UC Davis.

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Lecture 7- Sexuality and the Adult Years - 2/17/10...

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