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Unformatted text preview: 10-9 Sexual Deviance Current events, announcements What is sexual deviance? o Historically, we have viewed sexual deviance as good vs. bad/right vs. wrong o Study of sexual deviance has changed significantly in the past few decades o SEXUAL DEVIANCE a sexual act that is viewed as harmful and abnormal *Sternheimer is any kind of actual or perceived behavior or identity that nominates someone for social exclusion Extremely vague definition why? Bc something perceived that way can be acceptable for one person and not for another sexual deviance is not fixed not agreed upon universally battles over these definition *Context/reaction/and who how strongly they react These battle grounds take place in different areas with different values o Sexual deviance exist on a continuum Extreme end almost always condemned vs. almost always accepted Were going to see that there are a lot of things that are in the MIDDLE Things that are almost always ACCEPTED: Sex within marriage Sex before marriage among adults vs. among teens (still some disapproval)Sex before marriage among adults vs....
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