Others judge attractiveness by the appearance of the external genitals Among

Others judge attractiveness by the appearance of the

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Others judge attractiveness by the appearance of the external genitals Among the Nawa women of Africad elongated labia majora are considered a mark of beauty Our societies standards are in the minority in one way – in most culturesd a plump woman is considered more attractive than a thin one In Canada and other Western nationsd the ideal for woman is unrealistically and unhealthily thin One standard does seem to be a rule – a poor complexion is considered unattractive in the majority of human societies Regional and Cultural Variation in Sexuality - The Canadian population is composed of many cultural and ethnic groups These groups have both differences and similarities in sexual behaviour - Social Class and Sex Based on a studyd there was little difference in the percentage of respondents who had engaged in sexual intercourse ever or in the past 12 months based on social class Howeverd respondents from the lower social classes were more likely to have first engaged in intercourse when they were 15 or younger and to have had one or more sexually transmitted infections Another study found that manual workers engaged in both sexual intercourse and oral- genital sex more frequently than respondents with office and professional jobs - Regional Differences in Sexuality A number of surveys have examined whether regional differences in sexual behaviour and attitudes exist across provinces and territories The results do not show consistent differences from one province to anotherd with one exception – francophones in Quebec are often more liberal in their attitudes and behaviour than Canadians in other provinces Data shows that Quebecers are more liberal in many of their attitudes; parents are more accepting of teenagers engaging in sexual activity 4 Downloaded by breanna baric ([email protected]) lOMoARcPSD|3232224
More live in common law relationships; smaller in marital relationships More adolescents have had sex Results suggest that Quebecers are not distinct from the rest of Canada in their likelihood of engaging in safer sex - Comparing Canada and the United States Canadians are more liberal than Americans are We are more accepting of premarital sexd abortiond homosexualityd same-sex marriage and even extramarital sex Canadian women have lower rates of adolescent pregnancy and STIsd with higher rates of breast-feeding - Aboriginal Peoples and Sexuality Before contact with Europeansd most First Nation populations were considered egalitarian and sexually permissive Among First Nations peoplesd women were encouraged to take the initiatived and pre- marital and extramarital sex were acceptable Gay mend lesbiansd and two spirit people who assumed cross-gender roles were respected and admired Sex was considered a magical spiritual gift to humans designed to bring pleasure Aboriginal women experience a disproportionally high rate of negative sexual health

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