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Christina Sanchez Volatier

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Transcript of Sexuality

Contemporary Sexual Attitudes & Behavior
60 -80% of undergraduate report having casual sex
4/5 of Americans think that sex before marriage is morally acceptable.
Sexual attitudes often are shaped by age and religion.
People in monogamous relationships have more sex on average than single people

Sex and Social Issues
Sex Education
Birth control
New reproductive technologies
Teen pregnancy
Sexual violence

Sex & Culture
Sexual relationships and identities develop within a social context.

Human sexual attitudes and behavior vary in different cultural contexts.
Sexuality is experienced as a
in societies

Sexual Revolution
Sexual norms, beliefs, and practices emerge as society changes.
Many changes in contemporary women’s behaviors.
Narrowed the differences in the sexual experiences of men and women.

Sex and Culture
Sexual Attitudes & Behavior

Is the fear and hatred of lesbians and gays, and other nonconforming sexual identities.

Is a learned attitude, as are other forms of negative social judgments about particular groups.

Does the media well represent Americans attitudes and beliefs about sex?
7 in 10 teens have sex by age 19
Having one sexual partner in a lifetime is rare.
20% of marriages experience infidelity

Sexual Behavior
"No State shall make or enforce any law which shall abridge the privileges or immunities of citizens of the United States; nor shall any State deprive any person of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws."

Same Sex Marriage
Legalized (2015)
Queer Theory
Society places sexual boundaries on people.

pg. 265

In your composition book discuss some challenges brought up in the video for transgender people today.
Coming Out
The process of defining oneself as gay, lesbian, bi-sexual, pansexual, queer
Supreme Court & 14th Amendment:
Sexual Identities
The definition of oneself formed around one’s sexual relationships.
What did you think about the article? Does this effect how people relate toward one another in FTF relationships?
Sexual Infidelity
Emotional Infidelity

Treating a person like an object or thing, subject to abuse
P. 262-3
Not the same as sexual identity
Drag: Theatrical performance
Gender Neutral/Androgynous

Reconstruction of the Body Online
Challenges “either/or” thinking
Challenges the idea that only one form of sexuality is normal
Hook-Up Culture
Casual Relationships
Friends with benefits
How would you describe hook-up culture? Is it good or bad?
Having only one intimate partner

Serial monogamy:
going from one intimate partner to another often
What is romantic love?

Why are relationships important?

What is the value of sexual relationships?
How did you family talk about sex? How do you think this compares to families in other cultures?
Reader . 40 p. 430
Double Standard

is the idea that different types of approval or disapproval for sexual behavior apply to men and women.
Does sexual behavior relate to health and well-being?

What type of sexual behavior has positive effects? Which Types have negative effects?
Healthy Sexual Development
15 Areas:
Freedom from unwanted activity
Understanding of consent, and ethical conduct
Education about the biological aspects of sexual practice
An understanding of safety
Relationship skills
Agency - you are in control
Life-long learning
Open communication
Sexual development should not be aggressive
Awareness and acceptance that sex can be pleasurable.
Understanding of parental and societal values.
Awareness of public/private boundaries.
Competence in mediated sexuality.
Think About It
Do you think that attitudes about gay families is changing or it remain about the same? Why?
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