Chapter_08 - Chapter 8 Sexual Behaviors Celibacy Types of...

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Chapter 8 Sexual Behaviors
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Celibacy Types of Celibacy Complete celibacy Partial celibacy
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Reasons for or Benefits of Celibacy Religious, moral beliefs Waiting for the appropriate person Learning about other aspects of self Health considerations During substance abuse recovery
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Erotic Dreams Expression and exploration of desires taking place within the mind Most males, two thirds females Nocturnal orgasm
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Erotic Fantasy Can occur during daydreams, masturbation, or during sexual encounters 95% of women and men fantasize Fantasy content among heterosexual and non- heterosexual individuals are similar, except for sex of imagined partner
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Function of sexual fantasies Source of pleasure and arousal Overcome sexual anxiety Acceptable expression of socially unacceptable behavior Gender similarities and differences Fantasies: Help or Hindrance? Most research points to helpful
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