Notes for Exam 3

Notes for Exam 3 - Chapter10SexualRelationships 22:00

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Chapter 10- Sexual Relationships 22:00 - Sexuality involves everything that makes us male or female - Sexual Myths: Sexual satisfaction increases with multiple partners Sexual satisfaction is determined by the frequency of intercourse - Social comparison theory- comparing yourself with others in order to get a  better understanding of yourself - National Health and Social Life Study- median number of partners was 3- said  that men between 20-40 reported having 6 sex partners, and average woman  has had 2 - Most people are faithful to a spouse - There have been a number of studies that shows that emotional satisfaction  declines when people have multiple sex partners - Studies have shown that just because a couple has sex more often, doesn’t  necessarily mean that it’s more satisfying - Negative Consequences of Sexual Intercourse: Unplanned pregnancy o About ½ of all pregnancies are unplanned o Teens have more of an adjustment to make when they have an unplanned  pregnancy- interrupts education, are more likely to be in poverty STD’s o Over 15 million new cases of STD’s each year o Consequences of STD’s: About $7 billion annually spent to treat STD’s o About 100,000 infertility cases have been linked to STD’s o Only 50% said they used a condom every time Confusing sex with love
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o There are some women that truly believe that if they have sex with a man,  he’ll love her more - Oxytocin- “the cuddle chemical”- gives feelings of sexual satisfaction and  attachments- released during sexual intercourse and orgasm - Sexual Response: Factors that influence sexual response o Physical and mental health o Quality of relationship your in o Nutrition o If you’re tired or fatigued o Stress o Alcohol and drugs o Medications Masters and Johnson-  o Conducted extensive amount of research on sexual response o Asked for volunteers (college students) to come to a lab and have sex o Came up with sexual response cycle (4 phases) Excitement phase-  begins with a variety of stimuli (touching, kissing, etc.) heart rate and blood pressure increase Plateau phase Heart rate and blood pressure remain high Orgasmic phase
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Sexual excitement reaches a peak Sexual tension is released in orgasm (involuntary contractions) Muscles of the face, hand, and feet tighten Resolution When the body returns to the pre-arousal state o Concluded that once you reach the orgasmic phase, you can’t stop an  orgasm o Looked at things that contributed to a healthy sexual relationship and they  found that commitment helped contribute to sexual satisfaction Kaplan- o Came up with 3-stage model
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This note was uploaded on 04/05/2011 for the course FAD 2230 taught by Professor Byno during the Spring '08 term at FSU.

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Notes for Exam 3 - Chapter10SexualRelationships 22:00

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