... Erotic behavior which stops just short
The Future-What does it look like?
... partners continue to be sexually active.
• Most people surveyed are satisfied with their physical
• With advancing age, the gender gap is overshadowed by
the partner gap-the haves-men, the have-nots women 60
... The more global our view of sexuality, the
more variety we see.
Comparative research shows sex varies
from culture to culture & place to place –
meanings, positions, frequency, taboos, etc.
Sexuality As A Social Concept
... • Alarmed by the sexual excesses of Romans, and
influenced by the Greek concept of dualism, early
Church leaders such as Saint Paul argued that
celibacy was necessary for spiritual development.
• Saint Augustine, the major influence on early
Christian beliefs about sex, believed that lust was
the or ...
Is Hooking Up Bad for Young Women?
... On college campuses, this sexual double stanThere are are up-sides and down-sides to both monogamous relationships
dard often finds its most vociferous expression in and hookups.
the Greek scene. Fraternities are often the only
venues where large groups of underage students
can readily access alcoho ...
Sexual Selection and Human Reproductive behaviour
... Sexual Selection is an evolutionary process and there are two types;
intersexual-selection (competition within members of the same sex) and intrasexual
selection (selection between the sexes where the partner preferences for one sex
determines the areas in which the other sex must compete). Sexual s ...
Chapter 8 PP
... Modifying Sexual Behavior
In the past, sexual intimacy was usually
accompanied by commitment to a broader
As sex has become more an end in itself
commitment, caring, and the broader aspects of
a meaningful intimate have been lost
People seem to be searching for these lost
Moving Away from the Family
... Of course, these rules are not always the case.
There are very romantic men, just like there can
be women with sex-drives “like a man.”
Buunk, B. - Routledge
... the result of the partner’s sexual attraction to a rival that is real, imagined, or
considered likely to occur (Bringle & Buunk, 1985). In line with this definition,
the Anticipated Sexual Jealousy Scale (ASJS) measures the degree to which the
idea of sexual attraction felt by one’s partner for anot ...
... Age of cunnilingus - unrelated to coercion
related to stimulation, gratification, assertive & skillful
Age of fellatio - related to inferiority and self-devaluation
**Challenged the idea that all adolescent sexual activity is
What Is Gender
... the procreation of our species. The 'thing' that attracts one person to another may
not always be sexual - it could be sense of humor, personality, 'likeability',
compatibility, or intelligence. Sex or sexuality may only be a secondary
consideration. Sometimes, part of our sexuality can be suppresse ...
Evolution of Sex
... Selection is more powerful in the stages up
to the age of peak reproductive value
If a pleiotropic gene is introduced that gives
an benefit early in life, at the expense of a
cost much later on, than it will be selected
Senescence is the outcome of such negative
effects later in life
Study Guide Quiz 5
6. How do emotional difficulties and sexual abuse and assault possibly affect one’s sexuality?
7. How do relationship factors, such as ineffective communication, fears about pregnancy or
STDs and sexual orientation affect one’s level of sexual satisfaction?
8. Why are physical and emotion ...
... survey based on a random sample of American adults
between the ages of 18 and 59. As you can see, although
most men seem to think about sex more often than most
women do, there is overlap between the sexes in this
The Social Construction of Intimacy
... • Rates of adolescent intercourse peaked about 1990 & have been declining since
• Currently about ½ of high school students are sexually active & about 2/3 have had sexual
intercourse by the time they finish high school
• First intercourse occurring at younger age (average = ~17 years old)
• Ethnic ...
Sexual Histories, 2nd Lecture Sexual Histories: A Framework
... point of view.
1. Sexuality is historically constructed. Its forms and
meanings vary across time.
2. Possible frameworks for sexual history
a. Essentialist. Sex is biologically driven and thus largely
unchanging across time.
b. Progressive narratives. Past societies were repressed,
recent s ...
PhP 1540: Alcohol Use and Misuse
... • Dyads consumed alcohol or placebo
• Each rated self and the other
• Intoxication increased perceptions of one’s own
sexuality, and other’s sexual interest
• Intoxicated male participants failed to notice cues that
showed woman’s lack of interest
• Conclusion: intoxication increases the likelihood ...
... women have viewed pornography
• 67% of males and 49% of females believed
using porn was “acceptable way to express
• Men are more likely to admit to find erotic
materials enjoyable and arousing than women…
why is that?
... The Bible refers to premarital sex as fornication. That’s a word
we don’t hear much these days, so what does it mean?
Fornication is sexual intercourse between people who Are not
married to each other. The only distinction the bible makes
between Premarital sex and adultery is that adultery involves ...
A hookup culture is one that accepts and encourages casual sexual encounters, including one-night stands and other related activity, which focus on physical pleasure without necessarily including emotional bonding or long-term commitment. It is generally associated with Western late adolescent behavior and, in particular, American college culture. The term hookup has an ambiguous definition because it can indicate kissing or any form of physical sexual activity between sexual partners.Most research on hookups has been focused on American college students, but hookups are not limited to college campuses. Adolescents, emerging adults, men and women engage in hookups for a variety of reasons, which may range from instant physical gratification, to fulfillment of emotional needs, to using it as a means of finding a long-term romantic partner.Media reaction to hookup culture has been dismissed as moral panic.