Psy265_Critical Thinking and Sexual Decision Making

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Answer the following: How do you use the principles of critical thinking in making sexual decisions? Give an example from your own life in which you would use critical thinking to make a decision about sex. I honestly can’t say I used these exact principles of critical thinking in making sexual decisions. I am only 23, but I’ve heard my fair share of complaints, and reasons from men as to why we should have sex. I have only believed one man when he said he loved me before, and after sex. I’ve never had sex because someone said they love me. Everyone has their own definition of the word, and “I love you,” “I’m in love with you,” and “Making love” is all different things to me. So, that has never been my deciding factor. I have always thought about the consequences of my actions. So, before sex it is clear a condom will be used. I asked my doctor about ovulation, and not because I wanted to get pregnant but for the
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Unformatted text preview: opposite reason. My doctor told me I can get pregnant a certain amount of days before your period, and after. I dare not to try it out. Protection is a must. My real life critical thinking moment goes back to May 14, 2009. This is the day I got an abortion. It was the worst day of my life. However, I was going through a nasty divorce. My ex husband refused to give me any child support, and I was terrified. So, approximately 23 weeks and five days old I aborted my baby girl, Ryan Brooklyn. It wasn’t supposed to be that way. I played by the rules, and yet I was getting a divorce. So, due to that situation I know I could not afford a third child ergo condoms must be worn at all times. I wish I didn’t have that type of story in my achieve of life experiences, but I’m a realist and I can only count on myself....
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