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1 HDF 304 Exam 3 Review Chapter 7: Key terms: - Sexual orientation: a preference for sexual partners of the same sex (homosexual), of the opposite sex (heterosexual), or of either sex (bisexual) - Homosexual: A person who is sexually attracted to members of the same sex - Heterosexual: A person who is sexually attracted to members of the opposite sex - Bisexual: A person who is sexually attracted to both sexes - Asexual: Lacking any interest or desire for sex - Heterosexism: The belief that heterosexuality is superior to and more natural than homosexuality - Sexual script: Norms that specify what is acceptable and what is unacceptable sexual activity identify eligible sexual partners, and define the boundaries of sexual behavior in time and place - Autoeroticism: Refers to arousal of sexual feeling without an external stimulus - Masturbation: Sexual self-pleasuring that involves some form of direct physical stimulation - Fellatio: Oral stimulation of a man’s penis - Cunnilingus: Oral stimulation of a woman’s genitals - Sexual response: A person’s physiological reaction to sexual stimulation - Menopause: The cessation of the menstrual cycle - Male climacteric: A change of life in men proposed by some as analogous to female menopause. More psychological than physiological, such a change affects only a small percentage of men and is not characterized by the cessation of reproductive capacity - Homophobia - Sexually transmitted infections: diseases that are spread by contact, either sexual or nonsexual with body parts of fluids that harbor specific microorganisms - Sexually transmitted diseases: diseases that are spread by contact with body parts or fluids that harbor what are usually bacterial or viral microorganisms - Human immunodeficiency virus: the virus that causes AIDS - Acquired immunodeficiency syndrome: a degenerative disease caused by a virus that attacks the body’s immune system and makes it susceptible to a number of diseases such as pneumonia and cancer - Sexuality and Human Development : - Sexual identity: o Our awareness of ourselves as male or female and the ways in which we express our sexual values, attitudes, feelings, and beliefs. o Involves placing oneself in a category created by society and learning, both consciously and unconsciously, how to act as a person in that category o Sexual desire Sexual response Gender roles - Sexual orientation: o Is not as clear cut as most people believe o Some homosexuals hide their orientations o Many gays and lesbians try to hide or deny their orientation because our society is still characterized by heterosexism o About 2 percent are transgendered: Transsexuals Intersexuals Transvestites o What determines sexual orientations? Biological theories
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