Lecture 12 - 1 Soc 120: Marriage and the Family Lecture 12...

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Unformatted text preview: 1 Soc 120: Marriage and the Family Lecture 12 Sex Prof. Elwert Review Sexual Orientation Preferences Behavior Identity Measuring homosexuality Biosocial perspective History of sexual identity 2 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 inappropriate basis for choice of spouse Sex only in marriage & in moderation. Female pleasure discounted 1890-1960 Sexual attraction & romantic love increasingly important for choice of spouse Sex still confined to marriage (esp. middle class), but pleasure more valued 1960present 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 3 Increasing Acceptance of Premarital Sex Extramarital Sex Remains Rare and Widely Condemned 4 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....
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This note was uploaded on 03/21/2012 for the course SOCIOLOGY 120 taught by Professor Elwert during the Fall '11 term at Wisconsin.

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Lecture 12 - 1 Soc 120: Marriage and the Family Lecture 12...

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