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Unformatted text preview: 11/30/10 Sexuality- Sexuality as an adolescent issue o Physical changes during puberty Increase in sex drive Capability of sexual reproduction o Emerging cognitive capabilities Introspective/reflective thought about sexual behavior o New psychosocial concerns New social meanings for sexual behavior • Become more self aware of body (bikini) Societal views of sexual permissiveness- Societal views of sex o Sexual socialization in restrictive societies (least permissive about sex) Discontinuous transition from no sexual activity to adult sexual activity Pressure to refrain from sex until undergoing a formal rite of passage or marriage • But across societies there are variations in degree of restrictiveness and methods used to discourage sex- Sexual socialization: semirestrictive societies o Sexual activities among adolescents frowned upon but prohibitions are not consistently enforced o Premarital promiscuity is common Parents don’t object as long as they don’t know about it Pregnancy is objectionable (not preferred) o Contemporary US...
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