CHFD 4870 Chapter 1 - Chapter 1 Perspectives on Sexuality...

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Chapter 1 Perspectives on Sexuality
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What is “Sexuality?”
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Human Sexuality The ways in which each of us experience and express ourselves as sexual beings. Sexual behavior reflects our biological capabilities, psychological characteristics, social and cultural influences
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Human Sexuality Think about ALL that Human Sexuality entails! What you wear, how you look, how your looks influence your opportunities, how you are addressed/viewed by others, how you address and view others, and on and on…
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Sexual Intelligence
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Sexual Diversity What influences sexual attitudes and diversity? Ethnic group Share a common historical ancestry, religion, language Educational level Socioeconomic Status ** There are also variations within ethnic groups
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For instance, People with more education masturbate more often than less educated people. » (Kinsey, 1948) Oral-genital sex tends to be most common among young, college- educated whites and least common among African Americans and individuals with less education.
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Acculturation Replacing traditional beliefs and behavior patterns with those of the dominant culture, often creating subcultures that diverge from its culture of origin.
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Psychosocial Approach to The term biopsychosocial describes the integration of the following dimensions: Psychological factors - Emotions, attitudes, motivations Social conditioning factors - Process which we learn our social norms Biological factors - Hormones, nervous system, genetics, etc. Each of these influence our sexual values, attitudes, and behaviors!
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Cross-Cultural
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The Islamic Middle East Based on beliefs of Muhammad Opposed sex before marriage Women viewed inherently more sexual than men Belief that sex should be enjoyed by both sexes, but only in marriage
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This note was uploaded on 02/11/2011 for the course CHFD 4870 taught by Professor Burwell during the Fall '10 term at University of Georgia Athens.

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CHFD 4870 Chapter 1 - Chapter 1 Perspectives on Sexuality...

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