What is natural sexual behavior alfred kinseystudied

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What is “natural” sexual attractiveness? What is “natural” sexual behavior? Alfred Kinsey—studied sexual behavior despite widespread condemnation (1948, 1953) Mismatch between attitudes and behavior Were the 60s a revolution in behavior or attitudes? Later studies indicate changes in sexual behavior The pill—greater sexual freedom (Especially for women) Sexual experience tends to start earlier than in Kinsey’s time Laumann’s The Social Organization of Sexuality (1994)  Monogamy very common Sharp increase in premarital sexual experience Sexual permissiveness in the young greater now But, differs by class, school performance, measured intelligence, religiosity and body  image  95% were not virgins when married, attitudes towards sex are more liberal, 54% had sex  in high school. What are some of the difficulties in studying sexual behavior? How questions are phrased Face to face vs. internet surveys Need to give concrete definitions ex) foreplay How might researches overcome these things? Use neutral vocab, medical and sterile Adolescent Sexuality: The US vs. the Netherlands American parents: teenagers are steered by “ranging hormones” Not fully controlled of their body
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Sociology of the Body: Sexuality 9/19/2012
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