9b-1 - Sexuality = activities intended to lead to erotic...

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Unformatted text preview: Sexuality = activities intended to lead to erotic arousal and produce a genital response. Sexuality is guided by “social scripts” that tell us whom we should find attractive sexually, how to behave sexually, etc. Sexuality and Religion Sexuality and Religion • Until about 100 years ago, religion provided most of the information people had about sexuality. • People of different religions hold different understandings of human sexuality. • These religious views often have a profound impact. Science and Sexuality Science and Sexuality • Scientific study of sex began in the 19th century. • Major breakthroughs in the scientific understanding of sex came with the massive surveys in the United States by Alfred Kinsey and investigations by Masters and Johnson. • The scientific study of sexuality has not emerged as a separate academic discipline. • It is a joint effort by sociologists, biologists, psychologists, anthropologists, & physicians. 4 • 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...
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