Cross cultural psychology lecture 15(3)

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Sex, Love and Marriage
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Sex, Love, and Marriage: Cultural differences Evolution is primary Humans like all other species are genetically driven to reproduce–to maintain our species Reproduction is common to all cultures but how we get there varies significantly by culture! Biologically, there is a relatively narrow window for reproduction for women but wider window for men Women from sexual maturity (10 12) to menopause (mean age 51) Men from sexual maturity to very late in life
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Cultures vary widely in attitudes toward sex and reproduction and the acceptable paths toward reproduction In some cultures – Children in age range from 11 14 are encouraged to engage in sexual activity–preparatory to marriage–can build huts and try out marriage In other cultures – engaging in sexual acts is taboo until marriage vows are made. Extreme cases – woman who engages in sex prior to marriage is ostracized even killed by family for the disgrace Even if the woman was raped and so not responsible Most cultures fall somewhere in between these extremes
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Sexual Activity in Relation to Marriage Is it okay to engage in sexual activity prior to marriage? Buss –(89) 37 countries Non Western Countries–Chastity highly valued in potential mate – China, India, Indonesia, Iran, Taiwan, Palestinian Arabs Western European Countries–sexual experience relatively unimportant U.S.?
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