Sex and intimacy are key things for relationship

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Sex and intimacy are key things for relationship Honesty core feature of intimacy Mutual cyclical growth: the view that your need for your partner promotes commitment, which promotes acts that enhance the relationship and that these acts build trust, increasing your partner’s commitment to the relationship Gay and lesbians: distribute household chores evenly Heterosexuals: support of families, less likely to be stigmatized Chapter 9: Sexual orientation Sexual orientation: the directionality of one’s erotic attraction—that is, two members of the same gender, the other gender, or both Heterosexual orientation: erotic attraction to- and preference for romantic relationships with- members of the other gender Homosexual orientation: erotic attraction to- and preference for romantic relationships with- members of your own gender Bisexual orientation: erotic attraction to- and interest in romantic relationships with- both men and women - Asians, black and latinos are less likely than whites to identify themselves as gay, lesbian or bisexual - Bi-gay: stronger feelings for own gender - Bi-straight: more feelings for opposite gender - Bi-bis: both gendersequally Two-spirited: within aboriginal people, refers to gender or social identity, includes same-gender behaviour Heteroerotic: of an erotic nature and involving members of the other gender Homoerotic: of an erotic nature and involving members of ones own gender - Womens sexual orientations are more flexible than mens Kinsey continuum: 0= heterosexual, 6=gay Biphobia: negative attitudes and feelings toward bisexual people, including intolerance, hatred and fear Asexual: lack of sexual attraction to anyone or anything Pansexual: attraction regardless of gender, identity or sexual orientation Monozygotic twins: siblings who develop from the same fertilized ovum. Theyre also called identical twins Dizygotic twins: siblings who develop from different fertilized ova. Theyre also called fraternal twins Gay males are more likely to have gay male relatives on their mothers side Gay brothers have identical DNA markers on the ends of their X chromosomes Activating effects: those effects of sex hormones that influence sex drive levels, but not sexual orientation Gay men and heterosexual women have similar brains… vice versa - Lesbians and hetero men= larger right hemisphere - Gay men and hetero women= both sides same size
Castration anxiety: in psychoanalytic theory, a man’s fear that his genitals will be removed. An element of the Oedipus complex, castration anxiety is implicated in the directionality of erotic interest - if not successfully resolved, could become gay Penis envy: in psychoanalytic theory, a girls wish to have a penis Butch; lesbian who assumes traditional masculine gender role Femme: lesbian who assumes traditional feminine gender role Homophobia: cluster of negative attitudes and feelings toward gay, lesbian and bisexual people, including tolerance, hatred and fear Gay bashing: violence against gay, lesbian or bisexual people

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