Intrapersonal scripts- giving meaning to psychological responses; what events do you associate with sexual arousal? What does your mind recognize during sexual activities? Interpersonal scripts- sexual cues occurring in the environment or between people; locations, body language, what happens next? o Autoerotic Behaviors Masturbation Self explore; don’t climax through masturbation alone Sexual fantasies “map of desire, escape and obscuration.” Fantasies during sexual expression Erotic dreams What are the functions of sexual fantasies and erotic dreams?
Provide insight to personal interests, pleasures, fears, anxieties, problems Direct & define our erotic goals translate our sexual drive into concrete images Provide rehearsal for future situations Provide an escape for a boring environment Bring novelty and excitement into a relationship o Oral sex Cunnilingus- stimulating a woman’s genitals with tongue and month Orgasm achieved by rhythmic stimulation of the clitoris Some woman enjoy vaginal and or anal penetration too Common concerns among woman: Partner enjoyment Possible unpleasant odor Fellatio- taking a mans penis into the mouth Suck up and down the shaft in a rhythmic motion Scrotum can be licked and manually stimulated too Can manually stimulate penis with hand Common Concern: To swallow or not to swallow—personal preference, not sign of rejection o Anal eroticism Analingus- licking the anal region Anal manual contact- stimulating anal region with finger or fist Anal intercourse- inserting erect penis into anus 26% heterosexual men and 20% heterosexual woman participated Less common than oral sex among gay men o Sexual intercourse Missionary/face to face/ man on top “official” position so people are reassured by coitus. Allows man max movement, activity and control Woman can stimulate the clitoris Disadvantages Difficult for man to caress woman or clitoris Woman cant control depth of penetration, angle or rate Men have trouble controlling ejaculation Face to face with woman on top/astride Woman has max activity, movement, and control Both partners can stimulate labia and clitoris Disadvantages Some uncomfortable with woman taking active position Less stimulating for men, but can control ejaculation better Rear entry position Facilitates clitoral stimulation by woman or man Disadvantages: Some think its ‘animal-like’ and limits intimacy
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- Fall '08
- Sexual intercourse, Gender identity- gender