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SEXUAL TECHNIQUES Engaging in sexual intimacy is one of the most pleasurable experiences in life for many people. When sexual activity is approached responsibly-chat is, with accurate knowl- edge, adequate protection, and mutual respect-sex can be one of the most satisfying forms of self-expression available to humans. Sexual activity or intimacy can produce a wide range of emotional responses from peo- ple. Most often, the feelings people have are positive such as desire, excitement, and happi- ness. Others may experience different feelings, especially when they've suffered sexual trauma or abuse. These people may be fearful, embarrassed, and anxious at the thought of engaging in sexual behaviors. It is possible for people to overcome these negative feelings. Through therapeutic techniques and a responsive, respectful, and caring partner, they can begin to enjoy their sexuality and move toward having a sexual life chat supports sexual well-being. Many people assume chat sexual behaviors come their way naturally. After all, sexu- ality is a foundational piece of what it means to be human. While the drive to engage in sexual activities may very well be a human instinctual behavior, sexual technique is not easy to perfect. People's knowledge of and experience in sexual activities vary greatly depending on many factors such as family background, culture, religious heritage, child- hood experiences, and sexual orientation. In this section, we discuss various sexual behav- iors, techniques, and positions to help you understand the variety of sexual activities that are possible for personal enjoyment and sexual well-being. We will discuss both noncoital behaviors (sexual behaviors without vaginal penetration by a penis) and coital positions. Coital positions are the placement of bodies during sexual intercourse involving penile- vaginal penetration. The techniques we discuss are not exhaustive. People find thousands of variations to increase their enjoyment of sex. This section should be seen as an intro- duction to possibilities. Each person will discover through time and experience his or her own personal preferences and desires. Table 5.1 details how common certain sexual behaviors are among men and women throughout the lifespan.
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Sexual Ple as ure, Arous al, a nd Response 145 Table 5.1 Percentage of Americans performing certain sexual behaviors in the past year AGE GROUPS 14-15 16-17 18-19 20-24 25-29 SEXUAL BEHAVIORS MEN WOMEN MEN WOMEN MEN WOMEN MEN WOMEN MEN WOMEN Masturbated Alone 62% 40% 75% 45% 81 % 60 % 83% 64% 84% 72% Masturbated with 5% 8% 16% 19% 42% 36% 44% 36% 49% 48% Partner Received Oral 12% 1% 31% 5% 54% 4% 63% 9% 77% 3% from Women Received Oral 1% 10% 3% 24% 6% 58% 6% 70% 5% 72% from Men Gave Oral to 8% 2% 18% 7% 51 % 2% 55% 9% 74% 3% Women Gave Oral to Men 1% 12% 2% 22% 4% 59% 7% 74% 5% 76% Vaginal Intercourse 9% 11 % 30% 30% 53% 62% 63% 80% 86% 87% Received Penis 1% 4% 1% 5% 4% 18% 5% 23% 4% 21 % in Anus Ins erted Penis 3% 6% 6% 11 % 27% into Anu s AGEGROUP5 30-39 40-49 50-59 60-69 70 + SEXUAL BEHAVIORS MEN WOMEN MEN WOMEN MEN WOMEN MEN WOMEN MEN WOMEN Masturbated Alone 80% 63% 76% 65% 72% 54% 61 % 47% 46 % 33% Masturbated with 45% 43% 38% 35% 28% 18% 17 % 13 % 13 % 5% Partner Received Oral

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