CFS 240 Chapter 10 - Chapter 10 – Sexual Orientation...

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Unformatted text preview: Chapter 10 – Sexual Orientation (heterosexual, homosexual, bisexual) o gay = men, lesbians = women o 1% - 3% of the population homosexual • What Terminology? o “Hetero/Homo-Sexuality” Not before 1890 o “Gay”?, “Lesbian”?, “Same-Sex”? o “Sexual Preference”? “Alternative Lifestyle”? o “Bent” versus “Straight” o “Men having sex with men” • Sexual Expression o Sexual Behavior • more alike than different from heterosexuals • lesbians – least likely sexual technique is vaginal penetration • genital to genital, manual stimulation, cunnilingus • gays – in order: fellatio, manual stimulation, anal intercourse o Emotional Affiliation o Definition of Self o “Erotic, Romantic, Affection” • Continuum of Expression o not viewed as “either/or” • Heterosexual • Homosexual • Bisexual o Uncertainty declines with age • males: 20% know by grade school • females: 10% know by grade school • Etiology? How we become what we become?...
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This note was uploaded on 03/10/2012 for the course CHFS 250 taught by Professor Darnt during the Spring '08 term at University of Tennessee.

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CFS 240 Chapter 10 - Chapter 10 – Sexual Orientation...

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