Sexual Orientation, shortened

Sexual Orientation, shortened - Combination of Nature and...

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Sexual Orientation Homosexuality Definition – Erotic attraction to, and interest in developing romantic relationships with, members of the same sex No longer considered a mental illness Myths Individuals "become" homosexual because they cannot "get" a heterosexual partner Gay men are child molesters Gay men participate in anal sex only You can spot a homosexual person in a crowd Theories of Homosexuality Nature or Biological Genetic Prenatal Hormones Nurture or Psychological Psychoanalytic Theory (Freud) Learning Theory (Is it human “nature” to conform?)
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Unformatted text preview: Combination of Nature and Nurture Homosexual love relationships Are the relationships themselves different? Relationship Instability No relationship scripts Lack of societal acceptance of homosexuality Inability to have a legal relationship Marriage Civil Unions Lack of familial support Bisexuality Definition - Erotic attraction to, and interest in developing romantic relationships with, males and females Occurrence Biphobia From Heterosexuals From Homosexuals As an Orientation 1...
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This note was uploaded on 02/10/2011 for the course HDFS 240 taught by Professor Staff during the Winter '08 term at Oregon State.

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