Psychosexual Differentiation: Basic
Why do XXs & XYs typically turn out to be
heterosexual with a matching gender identity and
Statistically it is true: XX = usually women, and heter
Reductionism vs Social Constructionism
What is Normative? Can One Separate Study of Sex from Values?
What is the Right Way to Study Sex?
Should We Do Sex Research?
Can One Build a Comprehensive Model of Sex?
Are men from Mars &
Human Sexuality and Its Problems (Psych 436)
What should you know about this course
Who am I?
Different points of view
My point of view
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Sex, gender, transsex, transgender
Talk presented to the class
Human Sexuality and its Problems
November 26, 2013
November 26, 2013
Born in the deep wint
History of the Study of Sexuality
Reinventing the wheel? (Is there anything new
under the sun? Class demo)
Documenting our attitudes/values
What people actually did?
Mostly written by males
Psychology students hate history
Structure of this Part of the Course
Sexual Response Cycle
Desire (new recruit in the 70s-why?)
What happened to plateau & resolution
Within each category (desire, arousal orgasm)
Standard (DSM) Sex Cycle
Rockets, earthquakes,fireworks, full-excursion
pelvic thrusting, the final engorgement of the
late plateau phase, and the high mountaintop
of love of which poets sing:
The orgasm, what else?
Orgasm: Theory,Research, Practice
Language of Orgasm Demo
Sex Surveys-What Can We Learn from Self-Report?
Purposes of Sex Surveys
Test theoretical questions
Sex surveys after Kinsey
When Sex Hurts:
The five Ws (and one H) Involved in its
Caroline F. Pukall, PhD CPsych
Associate Professor, Director of Clinical
Training, and Director, Sex Therapy
Department of Psychology, Queens
Andrew Goldstein, MD
(Gender Identity Disorder- GID)
Is it about sex or is it about gender?
Changes in DSM-5
Gender Identity Disorder to Gender Dysphoria
Placement of GD in a separate chapter from SD & Paraphilia
Theory, Research, Clinical Application
Issues in the Study of Sexual Arousal (Theory)
What is Arousal?
(definition, relationship to desire-SIAD)
Problems of arousal
(why dont we & why do we habituate)
Can one le
Early 20th Century Theorists
Founders of Sexology
Magnus Hirschfeld, 1868-1935
Iwan Bloch, 1872-1922
Early History of Sexology
Not really the first (Galen, Hippocrates etc.)
Coined term sexualwissenschaft (sexual science or
sexology-not a how to endeavor
When was DSM-I published?
How many disorders?
Number of DSM Disorders by Edition
From Blashfield & Fuller, 1996; Zu
DSM IV Criteria
When Does Erectile Failure
Become a Problem?
25 year old male cant get an erection 50% of time ?
25 year old male cant get an erection 25% of time?
25 year old male cant get an erection 10% of ti
A Day in the life of a Sex
How it all started.
High school sex coach
CEGEP psych courses
McGill Social work x 2
Back to Psych
Post grad in Sex therapy
You wake up in the middle of the night
and find your boyfriend/partner in
another room fully dressed as a woman
What would you do?
Rate the future of your relationship
You wake up in the midd
September 4, 2015
Lecture 1: Introduction & Basic Issues
Reductionism vs. construstivism as a model
Biologically oriented; can focus on the brain, spinal cord, neurons, etc.
Believe that there are essential or u