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chapter6 - SEXUALITY AND HUMAN DEVELOPMENT • SEXUAL...

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Unformatted text preview: SEXUALITY AND HUMAN DEVELOPMENT • SEXUAL IDENTITY – AWARENESS OF OURSELVES AS MALE AND FEMALE – HOW WE EXPRESS OUR SEXUALITY • NORMS THAT GOVERN BEHAVIOR • SEXUALITY IS MULTIDIMENSIONAL – INCORPORATES PSYCHOLOGICAL, BIOLOGICAL, AND SOCIOLOGICAL COMPONENTS – SEXUAL DESIRE • WE LEARN ABOUT FEELINGS OF SATISFACTION AND DISSATISFACTION DURING SEXUAL EXPERIENCES – SEXUAL RESPONSE • EXPERIENCING PLEASURE OR ORGASM WHY ENGAGE IN SEX? WHY ENGAGE IN SEX? • AFFECTION AND COMMUNICATION – FOR LOVERS, SEX AND TALK GO TOGETHER • AROUSAL AND RECEPTIVITY – PHYSICAL AROUSAL AND ADVANCES • OBLIGATION AND PRESSURE – DIFFERENT FEELINGS AND APPROACHES TO HAVING SEX • CURIOSITY – FANTASIES AND EXPERIMENTATION • CIRCUMSTANTIAL – LOSS OF CONTROL FOR ONE REASON OR ANOTHER • SEXUAL ORIENTATION – ONE’S PREFERENCE FOR PARTNERS OF THE SAME OR OPPOSITE SEX; HOW ONE SEEKS AND RECEIVES SEXUAL PLEASURE • HETEROSEXUAL – ATTRACTION TO MEMBERS OF THE OPPOSITE SEX • HOMOSEXUAL – ATTRACTION TO MEMBERS OF THE SAME SEX • BI-SEXUAL – ATTRACTION TO BOTH SEXS • A-SEXUAL – NOT ATTRACTED TO EITHER SEX OPTIONS FOR HUMAN SEXUAL EXPRESSION ARE DIVERSE AND VAST! SEXUAL SCRIPTS • SEXUAL SCRIPTS – SPECIFY THE FORMAL AND INFORMAL SOCIAL NORMS GOVERNING: • LEGITIMATE OR UNACCEPTABLE SEXUAL ACTIVITY • ELIGIBILITY OF SEXUAL PARTNERS • BOUNDARIES OF SEXUAL BEHAVIOR IN TERMS OF TIME AND PLACE • TRADITIONAL SCRIPTS – MALE SCRIPTS • STILL REFLECT DOMINANCE RATHER THAN INTIMACY WITH FEMALE SEX PARTNERS • WOMEN BECOME “OBJECTS” AND MEN BECOME “OBJECTIFIERS” • THE OL’ DOUBLE-STANDARD – FOR MEN • SEX OUTSIDE OF MARRIAGE, WHILE NOT CONDONED, IS FOUND ACCEPTABLE AND EVEN EXPECTED; THE “MACHISMO FACTOR” – FOR WOMEN • SEX BEFORE MARRIAGE CAN LABEL ONE A “SLUT” OR LOOSE WOMAN •...
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