Chapter 1: What is human sexuality?
What Is Human Sexuality?
Ways in which we experience and express ourselves as sexual beings
Definition of sex
It varies (depending on who you ask)
e.g., vs ; sex organs; sex activities
As nurses, need to b
Chapter 2: Research Methods
How can we study human sexuality?
Evolutionary psychology: theory that dispositions toward behaviour patterns that enhance
reproductive success may be genetically transmitted
Charles Darwin: Mate select
Liz Nash, RN, BScN
Public Health Nurse
Sexual Health Program
Sexual Health Program Services
Lets talk about Sex
SEXUAL HEALTH CLINICS:
External sexual structures of the female
Latin for wrapper or covering
Female tubular sex organ
Fatty tissue covering the joint of pubic
HUMAN SEXUALITY PROJECT (20% of final mark)
PURPOSE OF PROJECT
The purpose of this project is two-fold.
To look at how a specific medical condition (physical or mental) or issue may impact
a persons sexuality.
To discuss the communication process (e.g.,
Heart this Best Practice Guide I want it as a source :S
Sometimes the Specific Suggestions that nurses are able to offer cannot encompass all th
Chapter 18 - COMMERCIAL SEX
THE WORLD OF COMMERCIAL SEX
Sex as commerce
Multi billion dollar business
Examples? Cars, pizza boxes,
Sale of sexual activity for money or goods of value (e.g. drugs)
Past -> idea that women did not enjoy
Chapter 12 - SEXUALITY ACROSS THE LIFE SPAN
Socialization and Sexuality
Socialized sexual practices that are age appropriate
Sexual practices that are deemed acceptable and/or unacceptable
Behaviour is socialized so sexuality is a part of socialization
Toronto Museum of Sex
The Sex Information and Education Council of Canada (SIECCAN)
The Canadian Sex Research Forum (CSRF)
Guelph Sexuality Conference
Chapter 1: What is Human Sexuality?
Know your biases: Implicit Association Test
Chapter 13 - SEXUAL DYSFUNCTIONS
How would you describe sexual dysfunction?
What pressure does one face culturally if sexually dysfunctional?
Persistent or recurrent difficulty with a lack of sexual desire or arousal, or difficulty re
Chapter 16 - SEXUAL VARIATIONS
What is normal? How do we know what is normal? How do we know if we are normal?
What sexual practices/ identities do you deem to be deviant?
What sexual practices/ identities does our society deem to be deviant?
NORMAL VS DE
Chapter 11 Contraception & Abortion
Greek and Roman women used absorbent materials to absorb semen
Crocodile dung, honey and sodium bicarbonate
Read History of Birth Control p. 268
What are s
- Conception, Pregnancy & Childbirth
Sex During Pregnancy
What do you think - what would your recommendation be to an expectant parent?
Coitus is safe throughout the course of pregnancy until the start of labour, provided that the preg is
Chapter 4 - SEXUAL AROUSAL AND RESPONSE
THE SENSES & SEXUAL AROUSAL
All 5 senses!
Vision perception (cultural some cultures curves = appealing some it doesnt matter)
Menstrual synchrony through sweat
Body odours and sexual orientati
Chapter 9 - SEXUAL ORIENTATION - 5986
Direction of ones sexual interests towards members of the same, other or both genders
Erotic attraction to and preference for developing romantic relationships with member
Chapter 5 - GENDER IDENTITY & ROLES
How do we as a society define gender? What does this role mean to you?
How does this role impact you, your behaviour, and others behaviours?
Psychological state/sense of being female or male, as influenced by cul
Chapter 6 - Attraction and Love
What attracts one person to another?
Can you think of personal attributes that attract you?
To what extent do you think factors such as looks, personality, age, race, or ethnicity, education, and social status have
Female Genital Cutting/Circumcision
over 130 million women worldwide have been affected by some form of FGC
with over 2 million procedures being performed every year (Amnesty
Chapter 8 - Sexual Behaviour & Fantasies
SOLITARY SEXUAL BEHAVIOUR
Sexual thoughts: men vs. women
men report thinking of sex much more often than women do across all age and educational levels (46%
compared to 11%/several times a day)
Chapter 1 - What Is Human Sexuality?
Do we need to study human sexuality? Why?Isnt it a natural function?
Arent personal experiences, or what we learn from our friends, and parents enough?
Personal experience teaches us little about:
Chapter 3 - FEMALE AND MALE ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY
EXTERNAL SEX ORGANS (see handout)
Structures that Underlie External Sex Organs
Extend downward along sides of introitus and swell during sexual arousal
Lie just insi
Chapter 2 - using theory and RESEARCH to understand human sexuality
How can we study human sexuality?
What theories provide explanations or foundations for understanding sexuality?
1/3 Test 1st chapter -1/3 chapter 2 and 3 - 1/3 Chapter 4
Socialization - life long process
Freud ID, EGO, SUPEREGO
Persona the part you let everyone see, emerges around 3 or 4
Shadow alternative ego (alter e
- Artificial environment vs. real world
- Survey (rapid results, inexpensive), Formalized
- Random + representative sample of the population 1200+
allows you to generalize to the whole population
- Random means there is a potent
Sociology Class 3
Culture is a Learned Behavior no instincts, reflexes
Only humans have culture wrong (Chimps also have culture but are
limited when compared to humans)
Culture is the environment we exist in, We have modified our environmen
Ravelli, B., Webber, M., & Patterson, J. (2011). Sociology for
Everyone. Toronto: Pearson Education.
Scientific thought- precursors go back to the Classical Period
2000 BCE 499 CE
- determined the world is round
Special Topic: Positive Psychology Interventions
What is PP? What it is NOT?
What are the benefits of PP for your mental health?
What PP tools can you use to achieve these benefits?
* individualize finding your happiness fit
What is Positive Psych
Chapter 11: Abnormal Behaviour Across the Lifespan
Autism Spectrum Disorders
Impaired behaviour/functioning in multiple areas of development
DSM-V: Autism Spectrum Disorders
1. Persistent deficit
Chapter 10: Schizophrenia (Sz)
Once a Szic, always a szic (tends to be more long term, but doesnt have to be) some people
lose the diagnoses later in life
A Szic, a Szic, a Szic
Individuals with Sz must be on medication all their lives
Chapter 8: Eating Disorders
Which is more common:
3-10% of in North America
When does an eating disorder usually begin?
Adolescence/ early adulthood (starts with extreme dieting)