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Unformatted text preview: The Gender of SexualityChapter 2: Sexual Behavior and Gender across ethnic groups, more men than women claim that their last sexual episode lasted one hour or longer; and across ethnic groups, more women than men found that their last sexual episode lasted 15 minutes or lessthis finding shows that men boast and women are demure when it comes to reporting sexual experience white people have more oral sex than other group, whereas black people tend to have vastly less oral sex than other groups among white people, the rates that men and women report are quite similar for both giving and receiving oral sex. Among hispanics and even more so among black people, though, men and women both claim receiving oral sex more often than giving itwhich shows that oral sex, more so than other sexual acts, is viewed in terms of power, even though partners "return the favor" it tends to be a one way experience when being done when it comes to sex, masturbation is the most common act, especially amount people outside of committed relationships masturbation is considered a religious taboo, because both Christianity and Judaism condemn "wasting seed" As late as the 19 th and early 20 th centuries, doctors blamed masturbation for everything from insanity to baldness, and many of those myths live on over 60% of men report masturbating, and over 90% of men have tried it nearly 50% of all women report some level of masturbation, but they tend to masturbate less often than men as people age, they tend to masturbate less often 58% of womenversus 37% of mennever touch themselves only 8% of women report masturbating once a week, whereas 27% of men report masturbating once a week 65% of women have at least tried masturbation over the next decade, as the rates of women's masturbation increases, mens and womens rates of masturbation will become more similar more men than women say that they find sex with a complete stranger appealing, and many more men than women say that they find group sex appealing; though only a small percentage of the population is interested in either in the 1970s and 1980s gay male magazines and subcultures touted recreational sex more than partnered sex, but since HIV and AIDs were discovered in the early 1980s, gay men have shifted to preferring couplehood-- nevertheless a significant number of gay men continue to approve of recreational sex and endorse non-monogamy within the context of committed lifetime relationships....
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