Human Sexuality Chapters 11R & 13R

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11/09/11 1 Human Sexuality:  Chapter 11 Attitudes Dr. Katherine Helm
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11/09/11 2 What is normal? Depends on age, society, period in hx. What is considered “normal” has changed  (e.g. oral sex) Masturbation hx. (Joycelyn Elders) Incidence (well over 65% of men & women;  more educ. – increase) Is normal
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11/09/11 3 Methods of masturbation Autoerotic asphyixiation (deprivation of O2) Functions  Does not end in committed relationships  (problems if “O” can only be achieved in  masturbation) Noctural orgasms Ethnic differences in sexual behavior Sexual fantasies (normal; does not mean  person wants to act them out)
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11/09/11 4 Coital Positions Missionary (approved by Christian missionaries; women do not  O) Americans are now more experimental Side-by-side (face to face); woman-on-top; rear entry, back-to- belly Avoid ritualization More education makes this more likely Some researchers believe that a culture’s preferred position  reflects women’s social status Anal stimulation:  some cautions re: infection & HIV; use  condoms; bacteria Not just common among gay men Sexually healthy people Preferred sexual behaviors
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11/09/11 5 Chapter 13:  Sexual Problems  other directedness) Assumptions re: sexual pleasure (assume what pleasures  us, pleasures our partners Differences in desire, preferred behaviors Relationship conflict’s impact on sex Sex Therapy:  psychoanalysis; cognitive-behavioral; 
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This note was uploaded on 11/08/2011 for the course PSYCH 262411 taught by Professor Katherinehelm during the Fall '11 term at Lewis University .

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Human Sexuality Chapters 11R & 13R -...

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