yg4 - SYG 2000 Chapter 10 Week 9 Studying Sexualities:...

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SYG 2000 Chapter 10 Week 9
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Studying Sexualities: Bodies, Behaviors and Identities Researching Sexuality American Sexual Behavior and Identity Sexual Inequality
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Sexuality : identities we construct that are often based on our sexual conduct & often intersect with other sources of identity – race, class, ethnicity, age, gender Sexual script : set of ideas & practices that answer basic questions about sexual identity and practices – who do you have sex with? What do you do? How often? Why? Sexual socialization : the process by which your sexual scripts begin to cohere into a preference and sexual identity Sexuality as a social construction 1. Varies from culture to culture 2. Varies within 1 culture over time 3. Varies among different groups within a society 4. Changes over the course of life
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Physical attractiveness Sexual behavior : any behavior that brings sexual pleasure or release – typically but not always involving sex organs Monitored by society Ernestine Friedel (1975)
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Other cultures Contemporary US Same sex
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