Chapter 9 - Chapter 9: Adult Sexual Relationships Chapter 9...

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Unformatted text preview: Chapter 9: Adult Sexual Relationships Chapter 9 Outline Same-Sex and Other-Sex Intimate Relationships Dating: Fun or Serious Business Types of Dating Sexuality in Dating Relationships Sexuality in Older Adult Relationships Cohabitation: Pros and Cons Chapter 9 Outline (Cont.) Marriage: Happy Ever After? Having Children or Remaining Childless Marital Sex Changes Over Time Marriages in Later Life Extramarital Affairs: It Just Happened Open Marriages: Sexual Adventuring Marriages in Other Cultures Chapter 9 Outline (Cont.) Same-Sex Relationships Sexuality in Same-Sex Relationships Civil Unions and Domestic Partnerships Same-Sex Marriage Same-Sex Parenting Same-Sex Relationships in Other Cultures Chapter 9 Outline (Cont.) Divorce: Whose Fault or No-Fault? Same-Sex Divorce Why Do People Get Divorced? Adjusting to Divorce Divorce in Other Cultures Adult Sexual Relationships Dating: Fun or Serious Business? Marriage: Happy Ever After? Same-Sex Relationships Divorce: Whose Fault or No-Fault? Dating: Fun or Serious Business? Dating is a way to discover and compare qualities in search of the best partner Dating has recreational value Dating provides companionship, emotional support, possibly economic support Factors related to those who date: better physical & emotional health, higher self- esteem, sex-role identity Can be difficult for homosexuals to find dates Dating: Fun or Serious Business? (Cont.) Types of Dating and How Do We Meet? Interracial Dating Dating after Divorce or Widowhood Sexuality in Dating Relationships Sexuality in Elderly Relationships Cohabitation Types of Dating and How Do We Meet? Many different levels of commitment Those with more free time (college students) tend to date more Traditional dating has been replaced by more casual dating, with less chaperoned time It is difficult to initiate dating, and this may worsen as people get older and have less ways of meeting people Interracial Dating 25% of college students reported currently being in an interracial relationship 50% would be open to dating someone of another race African Americans are more open to interracial dating than Caucasians More exposure to white culture More Caucasians available Reduced pool of available black men Dating After Divorce or Widowhood Dating environment is different than when they dated before marriage Widowhood is an obstacle in finding another partner Fewer social opportunities to find a partner May decide to cohabitate, rather than remarry Older men more likely to date if socially active and relatively young Older women more apt if healthy and mobile Sexuality in Dating Relationships In college, hooking up is becoming more common Some couples abstain from sex If one person in a couple is a virgin, they are more likely to abstain if it is a female virgin...
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This note was uploaded on 04/07/2012 for the course ACCT 201 and 20 taught by Professor Any during the Spring '12 term at Old Dominion.

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Chapter 9 - Chapter 9: Adult Sexual Relationships Chapter 9...

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