CHAPTER 9- HETEROSEXUAL DEVIANCE

CHAPTER 9- HETEROSEXUAL DEVIANCE - Diverse Lifestyles...

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Unformatted text preview: Diverse Lifestyles Heterosexual Deviance Teen Sex • Most Americans consider teen sex unacceptable thinking that teens are too immature to handle sex responsibly • Teens are more sexually active than before • They engage in oral sex more, not seen as “real sex” • Girls with high self esteem are less likely to have sex vs. Boys with high self esteem • YouTube - Gossip Girl Threesome: Dan, Olivia & Teen Brains • It’s okay for people age 20 or older to have premarital sex in the U.S. • Teens today are much more likely than their peers of 30 years ago to have sex • “hook ups” “friends with benefits” • Teens are more likely to contract an STD • Have sex younger • Have more partners • Highest risk of premarital pregnancy • Teens who have committed to abstinence wait on average 18 months before they start having sex • Once they start having sex they are less likely to use contraception • Maintain “technical virginity” by having oral sex b/ c “it can’t cause pregnancy” Gender • Boys who engage in sex are the “studs” • Girls who engage in sex are “sluts” • Girls are in a double bind risking a stigmatization as a “tease” if they maintain their virginity What to do about teen sex? • Conservative Christians promote abstinence • Liberals support a comprehensive sex education that teaches abstinence and contraception • Among schools that teach sex, 51% discuss contraception but teach abstinence as the preferred option Teaching About Sex • 35% of schools teach abstinence as the only option • 14% teach both w/out promoting either • The comp. program proves to be the most effective Extramarital Sex • Myth : Extra marital sex more exciting than marital sex • 90% men/94% women adultery “always wrong” • 25% men/17% women have had at least one affair • Men wish to have an affair more so than women • Men see it as a sexual escapade/women see it as love • Fewer than ½ of men having affair rated sex less than pleasurable Extra Extra! • Myth : People have affairs b/c they are “oversexed” • No-much less sexually active and based upon a set of social and cultural factors • Adultery approved in some cultures but not so in others Cultural Variations Illegitimate Adultery Does not mean there was sex, walking, talking or having a beer with a woman in the Lozi tribe of Eastern Africa is “Adultery” In other cultures, adultery involves copulations which can involve “whoever divorces his wife and marries another” Adultery • Women have hx been punished for adultery more harshly than men • In Muslim societies women have been stoned to death Legitimate Adultery • Socially approved • Kofyar tribe in Nigeria, unhappy married woman can take on a lover w/o seeking husband’s consent (men may do the same) • On the Adriatic Coast of Italy, men and women take on lovers as well , just don’t talk about it Social Factors • Adultery more likely to occur for people...
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