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Unformatted text preview: e from Thonga -Africa Africa Some societies & religions forbid premarital sex, provocative provocative appearance & behavior that arouses desire Other societies openly encourage premarital sex: – Eastern Polynesia families sleep together so children observe Eastern sex sex – At adolescence, a middle-aged adult instructs & has intercourse aged with with adolescents 15 Create PDF files without this message by purchasing novaPDF printer ( 11/30/2009 Cultural & Environmental Influences Mass Mass media includes explicit scenes & themes unthinkable a century century ago Does Does pornography affect men’s attitudes & foster sexual violence? violence? (rape myth) – Not necessarily; Sex offenders less aroused by nonviolent porn Not compared compared to violent porn, but act sexually either way – Differences between rape rates & availability of porn movies Differences between between countries – Violent porn ↑men’s tendency to aggress toward women but not Violent other other men; some personality types are affected more than others – Porn does promote belief that sex is impersonal & decreases Porn satisfaction satisfaction with own partners Sexual Orientation Emotional Emotional & erotic preference for partners of a particular sex sex Prevalence of Different Sexual Orientations:...
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