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* how did ancient China view sex: Ancient China is famous for its erotic literature and art – earliest known sex manuals were produced there around 2500 BC and portrayed sexual techniques and positions. what are the yin and yang, and how
often were men and women encouraged to reach orgasm: the sexual connection of man and woman were believed to join the opposing energies of yin (female) and yang (male) – men were encouraged to ejaculate infrequently in order to conserve yang energy, but women were encouraged to orgasm a lot to create more yin energy * how did the Hindus of ancient India view sex: Ancient Hindus of India are the most famous of all for encouraging sexual pleasure as a spiritual ideal. Sexual fulfillment was regarded as one possible way to be reincarnated at a higher level of existence. what is the Kama Sutra: Sutra codified Hindu sexual practices – this manual illustrates sexual positions (contortionist!) and includes recipes for aphrodisiacs – it categorizes men by the size of their penis and women by their vagina and says a good match is important but better to be tight than too loose – the Kama Sutra is evidence of the Hindu belief that sex is a religious duty, not a source of shame or guilt. * in the U.S., who were the Puritans, and how did they view sex: they had severe punishments for sexual transgressions – ex: sodomy, bestiality, adultery, and rape were all punished by death penalty (only good and pure in marriage). how did this attitude begin to change after the Revolutionary War: the influence of the church began to dwindle in the U.S. (late 1700s) so that led to more liberal sexual attitudes and behaviors – the U.S. entered a period of practical, utilitarian philosophy which stressed the individual’s right to pursue personal happiness – people began to speak more openly about sexuality and romantic love * how were slaves and Native American Indians viewed/treated by white Americans: Slaves were often raped by their white slave owners and sometimes had their family torn apart and killed afterwards. Native Americans were viewed as savages due to their practices in polygamy and premarital sex. White men who raped native Americans could not be tried of rape. * what was the Free Love Movement of the 1820s: preached that love, not marriage, should be the requirement for sexual relations – many free love advocates viewed women who were married as “sexual slaves” – while opponents of free love said free love was about promiscuity, that wasn’t true; free love said sex should always be tied to love * by the end of the 19 th Century, the medical model of sex began to emerge – what is this, and know examples of their views : Americans became obsessed with sexual health, and physicians said masturbation could lead to blindness and other ailments * what was the Comstock Act of 1873: outlawed the mailing of obscene and lewd writing or advertisements, which included articles about contraception and abortion.

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