Lecture 12 - 03:35 Review SexualOrientation Preferences...

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03:35 Review Sexual Orientation  Preferences Behavior  Identity Measuring homosexuality  Biosocial perspective  History of sexual identity Preview Sex – Sex and marriage in history Finding mates today  Some statistics  Teen births, nonmarital births Does teenage motherhood cause economic disadvantage? Sex and Marriage Three periods  Pre-1890: Sexual attraction & romantic love in appropriate basis for choice of spouse Sex only in  marriage & in moderation.  Female pleasure discounted 1890-1960  
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Sexual attraction & romantic love increasingly important for choice of spouse  Sex still confined to marriage (esp. middle class), but pleasure more valued 1960–present  Romantic love & sexual attraction centrally important for marriage Sexual revolution decouples sex from marriage & childbearing Increased acceptability of sex outside marriage  Increased belief in sexual privacy, freedom from state interference »  First for heterosexual, later also for homosexual sex Availability of effective contraception  Early adulthood  Rise of cohabitation  Today, among new spouses, most have had sex before marriage Increasing Acceptance of Premarital Sex Extramarital Sex Remains Rare and Widely Condemned Courting, Dating, Hooking Up How young people go about finding first sex partner is changing Pre-1920: Courting at parents’ home. Sex reserved for marriage 1920-1980s: Dating. Sex follows relationship, “one-night stands” are non-normative Today: Dating on the wane, hooking up on the rise. Sexual activity without having a relationship (or necessarily expecting one) “Limited liability hedonism” (Armstrong et al. 2010): Enjoying sexual activity without the  limitations attending relationships, e.g., exclusivity, time investment, jealousy.
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