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A History of Sexuality - Unlike sex, the history of sexuality is dependant upon society and limited by its language in order to be defined and understood. In his paper which is called Is There A History of Sexuality, Halperin drew a distinction between the topics of sexuality and of sex. He claimed that the two concepts are separate ideas. In Halperin's view, sex is a natural function that has not changed in many years, if ever at all. He says that sex “is a natural fact, grounded in the functioning of the body, and as such, it lies outside of history and culture” (Halperin 416)....   [tags: Sexuality ]
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How Bodies Relate to Sexuality - When thinking of sexuality, hetero- and homosexuality are the first concepts that come to mind. Rather than considering the number of emotional and physical attachments that are also involved, it is a common belief that one's sexuality consists only of their sexual desires. Because society has put the homosexual umbrella over any individual who does not claim to be heterosexual, many people are unaware of the diverse lifestyles that are a part of a melting pot culture. As a result, it is oftentimes a subconscious act to make assumptions about these sub-sexualities....   [tags: Sexuality ]
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The Portrayal of Sexuality in the Media - The media is a large part of our everyday lives; everywhere we go we can find a source of media. It influences our thoughts, feelings and behaviours every day as it is a huge influence in today’s society. Society heavily relies on the media to show them what is in the norm and what is going on in the world. The media also serves as another way to display the normative of the society. Sexuality is a big part in the media and what is appropriate sexuality. The media negatively affects the people who do not fit society’s ideal normative....   [tags: classification of sexuality] 1814 words
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Sexuality in Literature - Sexuality has always an issue of conflict and debate. Who controls sexuality, and is male and female sexuality really distinguishable. People have always been having sex; for reproduction and for pleasure. Even though it is a women’s and a man’s rightful claim to this intercourse women tend to feel as if sexuality is against them. This would also be contingent on the type on society one lives in. In some societies the mere topic of sex is tabooed and the subject is not confronted with clarity, meanwhile in other societies it is encouraged, praised, and advocated to speak about it openly....   [tags: Sexuality, argumentative, persuasive]
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History of Sexuality - Married Love was an unprecedented book, which inadvertently redefined female sexuality. Often regarded as the precursor of sex-manuals, Married Love launched Stopes’ enormously successful career as a writer. Published in 1918, Married Love reviewed the intertwining relationship of marriage, sex and contraception, which in Stopes’ view were the fundamental components of a fulfilling and rewarding marriage. Like all discourse, Married Love is heavily embedded within a distinct historical and cultural context....   [tags: Sexuality, argumentative, persuasive]
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Gender and Sexuality - What does it take to be a man or a woman. Our sense organs alone do not determine whether we are men or women. Our gender includes a multifaceted combination of beliefs, behaviors, and characteristics. How do we act, behave, and talk like a man or a woman. Each one of us has a sex, a gender, and a gender identity that are all aspects of our sexuality. These aspects describe who we are, in different personalities and attributes but related. Society’s categories for what is masculine and feminine may not capture how we truly feel, how we behave, or how we define ourselves....   [tags: Sexuality, masculinity, gender]
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The Details of Human Sexuality and Society - This is a definition of from someone who has studied human sexuality ”human sexuality is the way in which we experience and express ourselves as sexual beings (Rathus et al., 1993). There are many factors that help develop our sexuality, arguably one of the most important, is our actual gender. Whether, I am a male or female will likely have a major influence on the development of my individual sexuality. Furthermore, sexuality is an integral part of our personalities whether we are aware of it or not.” Ludwin Molina....   [tags: Sexuality, gender, sociology,] 1237 words
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Sexuality and Teens - Sexuality is everywhere; it bounces recklessly back and forth in the teenage subconscious. Sneaking into the little everyday tasks, In a society where sex is becoming more and more common in the media it is still considered a fairly taboo topic, especially when it comes to teens. By nature we are a very curious and inquisitive The debate continues between abstinence-plus (comprehensive) sex education and abstinence-only sex education. Whether we should promote abstinence while teaching about contraceptives, condoms, and STD’s; or if we should teach abstinence only, avoiding the topic of birth control and condoms while discussing STD’s only as the reason to abstain from sex....   [tags: Sexuality, sex education, argumentative, persuasiv] 538 words
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The Road To True Sexuality - The ways in which people express their sexual identity went through a revolution in the past 30-40 years. Sometime ago it was frowned upon if a young lady talked about sex or even aroused interest about the topic. Sheltered under her parent’s wings as a girl, Lorde was not given the opportunity to explore her sexuality. Her parents molded her in their image and did not allow them much choice or room for her own growth. Society does not allow it to be socially acceptable for a young person to be allowed to express themselves through clothes, music or lifestyle as it is today....   [tags: Sexuality, argumentative, persuasive] 1490 words
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Sexuality in Falling Nuts - The narrator must desire to learn more about his growing sexuality to become aware of it. The narrator begins his story as a child who has learned all that he can in the home and must now go out to learn more about himself. His caretakers have given him knowledge that they have amassed over the years and now the narrator must go out into the world and learn about his sexuality himself. Wordsworth notes “When forth I sallied from our cottage-door,/And with a wallet oér my shoulder slung” (2-3). He wants to leave the home and learn things on his own....   [tags: sexuality, self-discovery, happiness] 923 words
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Course Affects on My Views Regarding Sexuality - Overall, I found the course to be freeing, liberating and challenging. I have what many think to be an unorthodox view regarding sexuality and the way that the physical union between husband and wife reflects our relationship with God. It was freeing to be confirmed in my open exploration and beliefs. It was liberating to apply areas of Penner’s readings to my marriage. It is good to introduce freshness to a marriage along the way and even more so as the years go by. I am challenged to new levels and depths of biblical thinking regarding sex and sexuality....   [tags: Human Sexuality]
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Human Sexuality: God Created Woman for Man - Abstract In the beginning God created Adam and then Eve from Adam’s rib. According to God’s word and plan women were created for men. In Genesis 2:20-22 it states but for Adam no suitable helper was found. 21 So the Lord God caused the man to fall into a deep sleep; and while he was sleeping, he took one of the man's ribs and closed up the place with flesh. 22 Then the Lord God made a woman from the rib he had taken out of the man, and he brought her to the man. Marriage is designed to be sacred between men and women....   [tags: Sexuality, argumentative, persuasive]
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Asserting Your Independence by Testing The Boundaries of Sexuality in "The Storm" - caught in their own individual marital obligations to people other than themselves. The passion they have for each other, though, overtakes any kind of desire to stay committed to their spouses with minimal regrets as the story progresses. A great majority of the narrative in the “The Storm” implies that testing ones boundaries in human sexuality is one of the more passionate forms of asserting one’s own independence. This approach greatly contradicts the opposing beliefs of traditional cultures that have an extreme disapproval of any kind of experimentation or heavy passion outside of one’s own marriage....   [tags: The Storm, sexuality, Kate Chopin,] 983 words
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We Are All Equal in Canada, No Matter our Sexuality -           Gay, lesbian, heterosexual, homosexual, transgender, means we should all be treated equally. We are all humans of the same race and deserve a right to freedom. Which means we should be able to choose who we want to marry. Love is a powerful word and as well as marriage,. They both contradict eachother. Some say if you are in love you do not need to be legally married to show it. Others may say opposite. But the questions that many ask is should same sex marriges be aloud in Canada. My answer to this question is yes....   [tags: Sexuality, argumentative, persuasive] 1150 words
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A Review of Sexuality and the Chronically Ill Older Adult: A Social Justice Issue - Introduction This article “Sexuality and the Chronically Ill Older Adult: A Social Justice Issue” is published in the journal Sexuality and Disability and the authors are Verna C Pangman and Marilyn Seguire. The article provides an overview and outline on sexuality in the older adult with a chronic illness. In today’s world, according to Verna C Pangman and Marilyn Seguire, sexuality for the older adult and the elderly is a “taboo” word, and if mentioned, fear and apprehension by the older adult and society develops....   [tags: Sexuality in Older Adult Population]
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The Role of Sexuality in Our Lives - The Role of Sexuality in Our Lives The word “sexuality” has been looked upon as taboo and for centuries many of us grow up being taught how this part of our lives shouldn't be expressed openly. We all experience the feeling as humans, we share this characteristic. Some of us are taught not to express any feeling that has to do with our inner wants when it comes to this topic. It could make us more loving or even at times some incidents can ruin our lives. Even though we are under educated in this area, it's natural and healthy because sexuality is part of emotional fulfillment and we all have different needs to feel loved....   [tags: Sexuality Sex Educational] 1180 words
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Prostitution, Premature Ejaculation, and Abortion: Sexuality in America - Introduction The reason I am writing this paper is to share the information I attained about human sexuality by learning about sexuality in a college setting and by exploring my sexuality through personal experiences. I do not consider myself to have experienced much exposure to sexual behavior but I do have a cultural bias to what I consider a heavy amount of exposure because the North American culture is considered more promiscuous and sexually active than other cultures. In order to further understand my experiences one must acknowledge the cultural background, which constructs my opinions towards sex, sexuality, and gender role....   [tags: sex, sexuality, gender roles, sexual identificaito]
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Readings on Sexuality and Racism - Readings on Sexuality As I begun to read chapter four I thought that it would be one of the most interesting and informative for me. The further I got in to the reading I realized I couldn’t relate too much of what was said. The first concept I chose was a basic for the chapter, sexuality is not instinctive but learned from our families, our peers, sex education in school, popular culture, negotiations with partners, and listening to our own bodies. I have never thought about my sexuality in that way....   [tags: Sexuality Sex Racism Racist Essays] 1454 words
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Religion, Sexuality, and Identity in the New South - Religion, Sexuality, and Identity in the New South A long line forms at Our Way Café in Decatur, Georgia as customers are anxious to buy a plate heaping with traditional Southern food. If one were to observe the employees and those in line, one might notice that a diverse group patronizes this restaurant. There are men in business suits, men in gas station jump suits, women with huge diamond earrings, and women in sweats. Blacks, whites, young, old, Hispanics, and many gays eat and work at Our Way Café....   [tags: Religion Sexuality identity Essays] 4222 words
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Countee Cullen: The Poetic’s Struggle within Race and Sexuality - Countee Cullen's poetry illustrates a man who is torn between being born in the African American world, his career as a raceless poetic and dealing with his sexuality during the Harlem Renaissance period. Five of the seven volumes of poetry that bears Cullen's name have, in their titles, a basis for racial themes that comes out in the poetry itself. Five of the seven volumes of poetry that bears Cullen's name have, in their titles, a basis for racial themes that comes out in the poetry itself. For example the poems; “In Color”, “Tableau,” “The Shroud of Color,” “Fruit of the Flower,” “For a Poet,” and “Spring Reminiscence” is classified as gay poems....   [tags: Countee Cullen, poetry, race, sexuality, homosexua] 559 words
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The Psychology of Human Sexuality in The Bird Cage - The Psychology of Human Sexuality in The Bird Cage The Bird Cage, Starring Nathan Lane and Robbin Williams is a film that explores societies views of homosexuals through the medium of humor. By creating outrageously stereotyped homosexual men, the director, Mike Nichols creates an awareness in his viewers of the biases and stereotypes that they hold . The two gay male leads, Albert and Armand are owners of a nightclub in South Beach Florida. Armand (played by Robin Williams) is in a long-term relationship with Albert (played by Nathan Lane)....   [tags: The Bird Cage Sexuality Movies Film Essays] 1239 words
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The Importance of Sexuality in Ken Kesey´s Novel One Flew Over the Cuckoo´s Nest - The importance of sexuality is one of the most odd and misconceived elements of Ken Kesey’s novel One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest. Instead of a war between races and genders, this novel is about the complication of living in a prevailing democracy where one party has ultimate control over the other. The novel includes a democracy where one must be willing to live as a slave or a defender, one must be willing to have it all or have absolutely nothing, and every patient has very little control over that choice....   [tags: racist, sexist, sexuality, Nurse Ratched] 1240 words
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Sexuality in the Military - When the word homosexual is brought up it usually gets the attention of many. Gays have usually been considered physically unfit to fight in the military because of their feminine reputations. In reality, homosexuals have the same burning passion to fight for their country as heterosexuals do and should be able to while being open about their sexuality. Moreover, gay troops today do not earn the same right and protections as do their straight colleagues (O’Keefe). The people of this country may claim land of the free, but in reality the term free does not apply to everyone....   [tags: homosexuals in the barracks]
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The Right to Sexuality - Imagine if you were mistreated, abused or even murdered by your government and its people, purely due to the fact that your sexual orientation is not considered normal. Gay and transgender people are denied many of the basic liberties that we take for granted. In many countries across the world this is the plight of homosexual and transgender people, as they struggle for their Right to Sexuality. The Right to Sexuality is expressed as, “Every woman, man, youth and child has the human right to freedom of sexual orientation....   [tags: netherlands, gay, transgender] 1493 words
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Sexuality in Advertising - Sex is everywhere you turn. Victoria’s Secret is notorious for their ads that plaster billboards and the sides of buildings, featuring scantily-clad women suggesting an obvious sexual air. The bags you receive at Abercrombie feature half-dressed models, often two of which may be kissing or touching one another. These sexual images are far too present in the every day lives of young children, much younger than what used to be acceptable. Aside from this moral questionability, ads such as these often contain images of unrealistic body types, which exploit insecurity to make consumers use their product, the result of which can be dangerous to mental and physical health....   [tags: Advertising, argumentative, persuasive, morality]
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Gender and Sexuality - Gender has been around throughout history; however, within recent years, gender has separated itself from the traditional view of sex, e.i., male or female, and has become centered on ones masculinity or femininity. Of course gender is more than just ones masculinity or femininity, gender has become a way for one to describe, he or she, in a way in which they are different from everyone else. Gender has turned into a sense of identity, a way for one to feel different and fulfilled among all of those around them....   [tags: Gender Roles, argumentative, persuasive] 1230 words
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Destroyed by Sexuality - In William Shakespeare’s Hamlet, women are oversexualized, and are given no role other than to be the item of a man’s desire. The promiscuity of the only two women in the play, Gertrude and Ophelia, detracts from their power and integrity, and allows Hamlet a certain amount of control over them. Gertrude’s sexual lifestyle is often mentioned by her son, Hamlet, and Hamlet uses his knowledge of Gertrude’s sexuality as a means to criticize her. Ophelia’s sexuality initially appears to be controlled by Laertes and Polonius, and Hamlet takes advantage of the naive image that she is required to keep....   [tags: William Shakespeare, Hamlet, Analysis]
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Gender Issues and Sexuality in Marge Piercy's "Sex Wars" - Sex Wars; a title provocative enough to garner not only a second look when encountered on an overcrowded bookshelf, but undoubtedly a perfunctory lift from the shelf and a superficial perusal. If you do delve deeper into the novel by Marge Piercy you come to see that Sex alludes to gender and the relationship between men and women; not just the act. War denotes power, agency; a struggle to gain it, fought in our own cities not on some far off shores. It isn't peculiar that Marge Piercy would devote over four hundred pages to such a struggle....   [tags: Marge Piercy, Sex Wars, sexuality, gender, ] 799 words
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Gender and Sexuality - Gender and sexuality can be comprehended through social science. Social science is “the study of human society and of individual relationships in and to society” (free dictionary, 2009). The study of social science deals with different aspects of society such as politics, economics, and the social aspects of society. Gender identity is closely interlinked with social science as it is based on an identity of an individual in the society. Sexuality is “the condition of being characterized and distinguished by sex” (free dictionary, 2009)....   [tags: Sociology, Gender Roles, Stereotypes ] 2683 words
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Morality of Sexuality - In our society there are many hate crimes and senseless murders against targeted citizens. In a story from CNN, a twenty year old, African American man was brutally beat by four aggressors, while walking into a convenience store. When he came out he was jumped unexpectedly by men outside the store. While assaulting the man they yelled “no faggots in Jack City”. Jack City is nickname for a suburban area in Atlanta, Georgia where the assailants lived. Humiliation played a big part in this incident because while Brandon White was being assaulted, non-violent participants where videotaping the whole incident (Basu, Moni, Police Arrest...)....   [tags: Religion, homosexuality, New Testament]
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Masculinity and Sexuality - The attractiveness of male models has increased. Men still devoted more time to looking at women pictures rather than men. This adds to the evidence that regardless of whether a man is straight, gay, or bisexual, men are still more category specific than women. Heterosexual men claimed to be more attracted to female than male models, and this was evident due to their much larger viewing times of females versus male models. Moreover, this large difference in time depending on the sex of the model increased when models were very attractive....   [tags: male and female models]
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Female Exploitation of Sexuality - What kind of entertainment do you enjoy. Movies, reading, shopping are just some of the many things people enjoy as a form of Entertainment. Entertainment industry is one of the largest industries in America. The Entertainment industry is booming right now, people are spending a large portion of money going out and having a good time. From Broadway to the televisions in the supermarket, humans are constantly looking for a way to be satisfied from the boredom of everyday life. One form of entertainment is adult entertainment featuring women in controversial situations and positions....   [tags: Magazines Sexuality Self Image] 1266 words
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The Introduction to the History of Sexuality by Foucault - ... With this method, people will be aware of what is normal and abnormal to do and it will prevent them from doing unacceptable acts. According to Foucault, modern societies begin to develop these discourses on sexuality and because they are so inscribed in us that is a way to control individuals’ sexuality by causing fear on us that keep us organized and shape societies. Many people will think there are ways in which people can reveal and Foucault leaves that as an option; nonetheless, those people resisting will just generate another discourse that entails some power....   [tags: morality, sexual science] 1111 words
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The Purpose of Sexuality in African Carvings - The Purpose of Sexuality in African Carvings Unlike sexuality in western carvings where sexual orientation goes beyond heterosexuality, in African art sexuality was limited to heterosexuality. A critical analysis of African carvings demonstrate that apart from expressing the society’s perception of sexuality, deities were also assigned sex in most instances incorporating both male and female organs. This does not imply that sexuality in African art has also experienced the sexuality debates like western art....   [tags: sexual orientation, heterosexuality]
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The Social Construction of Gender and Sexuality - According to Johnny Weir, “Masculinity is what you believe it to be... [it is] all by perception, [I believe] masculinity and femininity is something that is very old-fashioned... [there is a] whole new generation of people who aren’t defined by their race or their sex or who they like to sleep with.” This statement exemplifies the definition of gender as a concept; gender is the expectations of a sex according to the culture of society. Sexuality, within this definition of gender, reflects society’s expectations, which are created in relation to the opposite sex....   [tags: Gender, argumentative, persuasive]
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Sexuality in Sex in the City - Sexuality and The City The film Sex and The City represents women’s personal freedom in sexuality, by presenting four successful women living in New York City dealing with love, marriage, and sex. The film, based on the television show, Sex and The City, follows the lives of 4 women who are expressing women hood, and their freedom, through marriages, families and sexual exploits. Many of them possessing different ideologies about love, each with their own pieces of feminism and independence. Sexuality within Sex and The City demonstrates how people should be confident and empowered by their sexuality and freedom....   [tags: independence, women, relationships]
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The History of Sexuality: George Orwell - In his novel 1984, George Orwell presents a dystopian society in which sex and sexuality are fundamentally repressed by the government of Oceania. According to the Repressive Hypothesis, discourse and debate surrounding sexuality in 1984 should be restricted and concealed. This viewpoint is flawed, however, because sex permeates the culture in Oceania. Though the word “sex” is only whispered, evidence of its continued utilization appears everywhere. Sex lingers in the culture through the vocabulary and speech of everyday life, through Winston Smith’s descriptions of his sexual conquests, through Julia and her ostensible sexuality, and through the need for sexual confession within the novel....   [tags: sexual craving, lust]
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The Role of Sexuality in Turn of the Screw - Henry James's Turn of the Screw was written in a time when open sexuality was looked down upon. On the surface, the story is simply about a governess taking care of two children who are haunted by two ghosts. However, the subtext of the story is about the governess focusing on the children's innocence, and the governess trying to find her own sexual identity. Priscilla L. Walton wrote a gender criticism themed essay about the Turn of the Screw, which retells certain parts of the story and touches on the significance they provide for the sexually explicit theme....   [tags: Henry James, argumentative, persuasive] 845 words
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Religion and Sexuality in Mexico and India - Introduction Indian and Mexican cultures are multi-religious in nature. Mexico for instance, is a secular state, which has no official religion. However, the Roman Catholic has majority of members and this makes holidays such as Christmas and Easter are recognized as national holidays. The Roman Catholic and other religions within Mexico have played an instrumental part in defining the way of life of the Mexicans. In India, religions and cultures are diverse and they influence the way people in this state live....   [tags: culture, multi-religious, virginity, homosexuality]
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Adolescent Sexuality through the Generations - Introduction “During adolescence and emerging adulthood, the lives of adolescents are wrapped in sexuality. Adolescence and emerging adulthood are time frames when individuals engage in sexual exploration and incorporate sexuality into their identity” (Santrock). Adolescence is a trying time of life. With so many changes occurring within the mind and body, adolescents are curious and have an insatiable curiosity, about life and sexuality. “Adolescents often wonder if they are attractive, how to behave sexually and what the future holds for their sexual lives” (Santrock)....   [tags: sexual desire/feelings]
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The Importance of Sexuality in the Development of Adolescents - ... Communication between parents and their offspring (i.e. with trustworthiness and sincerity), not necessarily about the topic of sex itself, reduce the child’s chance to engage in risky sexual behaviors (Ramirez-Valles et al. 1998). According to Ranirez-Valles research, we can determine that if parents increase all types of communication with their children, it will help prevent risky sexual behavior such as multiple partners and unprotected sex. Additionally, adolescents who tend to spend more or consistent time with their parents in daily activities tend to feel more comfortable when communicating about serious issues such as sexual intercourse and safety (Young Pistella, C....   [tags: influence of communication with parents] 931 words
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Sexuality - Sexuality is defined in many ways, for the sake of this papers clarity sexuality will be defined as, sexual feelings and interactions that are defining features of romantic intimacy. (Fering 2009) Child sexual abuse (CSA) is defined in the International Encyclopedia of the Social & Behavioral Sciences as "any [sexual] action that is inflicted upon or must be tolerated by a child against their own will or any [sexual] action about which the child cannot make a decision due to their physical, emotional, mental, and verbal inferiority." Statistics for the prevalence of CSA range from anywhere from 15 to 25 percent of women to 5 to 10 percent of men according to Deegener....   [tags: Social Issues, Sexual Abuse, Sexual Assault] 977 words
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Foucauldian Notion and Sexuality - The very term Sexualit­‘ies’ bursts the notion of sexuality as a monolith institution. It underlines the fact that there is more than one form of sexuality which are often suppressed and constantly marginalised to legitimise and uphold the dominant norm. However I will use the terms ‘Sexuality’ and ‘Sexualities’ as interchangeable in this paper. I will begin by tracing various approaches that have historically been adopted to understand sexuality. Then I will discuss sexuality as a form of desire (transgression of heteronormative ideal) and how the women’s movement in India is conceptualizing it....   [tags: freud, cultural, normative] 1021 words
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Victorian Values on Sex and Sexuality - James Joyce sets A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man in the Victoria Age. The Double Standard of Morality by Josephine Butler and Victorian Theories of Sex and Sexuality by Elizabeth Lee give us insight into ideas people had about sex and sexuality during the Victorian era. We see that sex was considered an unavoidable part of life. Sex was “man [and] woman's ultimate goal” (Lee). Victorians believed that “the essence of right and wrong [was.…] dependent on sex” (Lee). Meaning that how you were publicly known or not known for your sexual actions was how you were viewed as either good or bad....   [tags: Literature, Victorian Age, James Joyce]
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Gender and Sexuality in Hollywood Films - The American black comedy The Wolf of Wall Street directed by Martin Scorsese was released December 25, 2013 and stars the likes of Leonardo DiCaprio, Jonah Hill and Margot Robbie. While on face value The Wolf of Wall Street looks like a film about excessive cocaine binges, long evenings filled with men with cigarettes, large portions of alcoholic consumption, having many sexual escapades with various women and even dwarf tossing from time to time, the film is deeply rooted in perception gender within the genre of The Wolf of Wall Street....   [tags: cinematography, stereotyping]
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Sociology of Sex and Sexuality - Sociology of Sex and Sexuality Introduction Gender, Sex and Community is dedicated to improve our knowing of the variations among groups of women and groups of men - as well as between women and men - in an era of globalization Gender, Sex and Community provides learners to be able to improve their knowing of gender and sex-related variations between groups and people in an era of globalization and migration. It is dedicated to improve knowing of variations among groups of women and men - as well as between women and men - in an era of globalization....   [tags: globalization, gender, identity] 1774 words
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Gender and Sexuality in Culture - Diversity or rather, the lack of understanding diversity may be one of the most prevalent issues in the world today. Though the World Wide Web has bridged the cultural gap some, it will never fully or accurately reveal the truth simply because it is difficult to fully understand cultural meanings from an outsider’s perspective. Before the internet, careers in anthropology and similar fields made information available through ethnographic readings and studies. A key inquiry anthropologists seek to answer is the distinction between and role of sex, gender, and sexuality within each separate culture....   [tags: Sociology]
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Developmente of Sexuality and Gender Identity - ... A better preliminary step would involve psychological therapy. Counseling makes everyone more comfortable and is reversible. “Do no harm” can elicit various actions from physicians depending on the circumstance. Some think it means protection against negative feelings. A doctor’s duty to reduce shame for the intersex patient falls under the umbrella of “do no harm”. Some physicians believe that protects them. However, hiding the facts will not necessarily prevent them from thinking about it....   [tags: instersex youth] 626 words
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Sex Education and Teenage Sexuality - For the purpose of this essay I will be critically analysing the following four articles in order to identify the ways in which personal and social policy issues contribute to issues relating to sex education and teenage sexuality; Burnie (2013), Pearson (2013), Thomson (2013) and Grimshaw (2013). In order to do this it is important to first identify how sex education and teenage sexuality are characterised within the articles and the discourses that are present in order to establish the ways in which these two issues are constructed as both a personal and social policy issue....   [tags: Article Comparison, Social & Personal Policy]
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Understanding Gender Identity and Sexuality - While the terms “gender” and “sex” are often used interchangeably, the two words have significantly different definitions. One could argue that sex refers to biological essentialism and the idea that we are who we are because of our genetic material. On the other hand, gender is associated with the social constructionist theory, which argues that the way we are is dependent on our race, class, and sexuality. Because each person is different in their race, class, and sexuality, their gender becomes socially constructed....   [tags: Race, Class, Gender]
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How Sexuality is Socially Constructed - From birth, one's sexuality is shaped by society. Cultures institute behaviors that are to be seen as the societal norms, which work to constantly reinforce societal expectations of how genders should act in relation to one another. Although some may argue that one's sexuality is an innate characteristic resulting from genetic makeup, there is a large amount of evidence pointing to its social construction instead. Through the power differences between males and females, established gender roles, and drastic economic shifts, society establishes sexuality and reinforces the behaviors that are expected of its citizens....   [tags: Gender Issues]
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Sexuality in the New Arcadia - Mustafa Rana The focus of this essay is to explore sexuality presented by Philoclea in the New Arcadia. Philoclea cultivates a relationship towards another women in the book. Yet readers understand that Zelmane is in fact Pyrocles. Sidney allows the reader to be given the impression that until Pyrocles admits to be Zelmane, Philoclea would be shown to have a homosexual tendencies. Philoclea herself is certain that a same-sex friendship is giving way to sexual desire. It becomes easy for us to think of the man with whom she is in love as a woman....   [tags: Literary Analysis ]
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Sexuality at Different Life Stages - ... The Therapist’s response to Tom and Susan As you age you generally experience changes in sexual desire, so understanding what causes some of these normal changes may help you to maintain your sex life. Even if your partner is willing and able you may find that it takes longer to become aroused, you do not have much stamina or you need more time to reach that level of satisfaction that you had when you were younger. We all know that reproduction ceases at a certain age but the feeling for sex continues well into the later years....   [tags: case studies] 975 words
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Sex Sells, But At What Cost: American Apparel - “Sex sells” has been used as an excuse to exploit and humiliate women through advertising for years. It is seen everywhere: television, movies, magazines, billboards, literally any place that can have an advertisement put in/on it. One company that specializes in advertisements composed of sexualizing women in order to sell their clothes is American Apparel. For years, they have created degrading ads that make the average believe they need to look like these images in order to feel good about themselves....   [tags: Sexuality ]
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The Sexuality of Pablo Picasso - Pablo Picasso is generally considered one of the best and most influential artists of the modernist era and perhaps of all time. His personal life was anything but stable, marked by a vast sex drive that caused him to have multiple wives and mistresses, constantly searching for new women as he lost interest with his former lovers. This womanizing aspect of his personality and the tumultuous times in his life resulting from it had a great effect on his art. A large number of his works have a sexual component to them, such as nudity, phallic and vaginal imagery, and depictions of sexual acts....   [tags: Biography]
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Modernism - Rebellion and Sexuality - Michael Levenson said in The Cambridge Companion to Modernism that Modernism fiction was “involved in the radical modern departure, across all of the arts, from representational verisimilitudei”. It was stylistically and thematically focused on rebellion against the way art was presented in the past and what its main focus was. D. H. Lawrence was from a working class background and was always conscious of his status as an outsider because of his class. In his writing he focused on the idea of transgressing modern class systems in the search of new experiences....   [tags: Literary Analysis] 2048 words
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Human Sexuality is Very Complex - Human sexuality is a very complex and can have many different interpretations. Although monogamist relationships tend to be the norm accepted by society, many variations in human sexuality have recently challenged social, ethical and political expectations. One of the most controversial relationships is those involved with more than two individuals; such as polyamory, polygamy or polygyny. Although homosexual and bisexual relationships eventually gained their own identity in United States; multi-party relationships are still far from gaining acceptance into a monogamous based society....   [tags: monogamist relationships, social factors] 2121 words
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The Impact of Sex in the Media on Society - According to a poll of 10 to 16 year olds done by the advocacy group Children Now, "77 percent say that there is too much premarital sex on T.V., while 62 percent say sex on T.V. and in movies influences kids to have sex when they are too young" (Clark, "Sex, Violence"). The influences of the media is felt everywhere and especially in terms of human sexuality. Everything from TV commercials to the newspaper has some form of sex in it, usually to keep the audience interested. In modern society, the changing times as well as media executives wanting more ratings(and therefore money) have lead to teenagers more willing to try sexual acts at a younger age and the country being more openminded ab...   [tags: Sexuality ]
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Human Sexuality in Greek Poems - The birth of the goddess from the castrated genitals of Uranus is an obvious allegory for how ancient poets viewed the nature of human sexuality. The images the Greek poets used to represent the erotic experience, figured as a type of suffering, a violent and intense aggression, are emphasized in the myth. When I was staring hypnotically at the painting, feeling a bit uncomfortable with Venus’ nudity, but mesmerized at the same time, I started to think of Aphrodite’s dual nature. Hesiod’s poem makes evident that the Aphrodite I was looking at was Aphrodite Urania, “born from the male alone and not as the result of sexual union” (MLS 189)....   [tags: Hesiod Poems, Aphrodite, Literary Analysis]
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Androgyny With a Chest to Bare - The recent controversy surrounding the censorship of Andrej Pejic’s cover on Dossier Journal’s May 2011 edition (Figure A) revolves around the issue of androgyny in America. The surrounding ideas regarding the American censorship of an androgynous male model explore the discomfort around gender bending and reflect on the American gender dichotomy. This essay will explore the ways in which Serbian male model Andrej Pejic and Dossier Journal challenge the American “normative” representations of gender and sexuality while feeding off of racial norms on the Dossier May cover; this challenge has resulted in the covers censorship in the American market....   [tags: Sexuality]
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Examining the Issue of Planned Parenthood between Republicans and Democrats - On April 8, 2011, the United States Federal Government nearly shut down because the Democrats and Republicans were struggling to agree upon, among other issues, what to do with Planned Parenthood. The Republicans wanted to stop federal funding for Planned Parenthood, which clearly shows “that they simply don’t care about the health and safety of American women (Planned Parenthood).” The Democrats strongly support Planned Parenthood and were not willing to accept the Republican’s proposal. However, the Republicans did not care whether a shut down could occur or create tensions in the government....   [tags: sexuality]
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Sexuality is Socially Constructed - The Merriam-Webster dictionary defines sexuality as a) the quality and state of being sexual, b) the condition of having sex, c) sexual activity, and d) the expression of sexual receptivity or interest especially when excessive, and it cites the first use of the word at around the year 1800. Human beings experienced their own sexuality prior to 1800; however, it was not until the late nineteenth century when the ideas heterosexuality and homosexuality were initially formulated. As sexuality is the result of social interactions, one’s sex, class, and race all play large roles in defining sexuality, whether it be to others or simply on a personal level....   [tags: Heterosexuality, Gender Hierarchy]
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Gender and Human Sexuality - ... It determines that girls learn to be feminine and boys learn how to be masculine. A boy who puts on his father’s tie or baseball cap wins big smiles from his parents. But what if that boy started putting on lipstick or a dress. Parents, instructors, and friends usually reward or punish behaviors according to the expectations of the boy/girl. (Huffman, 2012.) Gender-schema theory incorporates social learning with cognition. Although the social-learning also involve thinking, gender development is primarily a passive process resulting from rewards, punishments, and observations....   [tags: mental and physical health] 1389 words
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Lebanese Media and Sexuality - Lebanon is the most free and liberal country in the Arab world, a combination of the western culture and Arab culture gives it a unique culture spectrum, the country is more tolerant with the regard to relations between men and women and also homosexuality , however the country has not yet grasped the idea of sexuality Preparing children for the transition to adulthood has always been a challenge, parents play a vital role in shaping youth knowledge about sex and sexuality, public schools in Lebanon provide inadequate information, leaving the youth vulnerable to sexually transmitted diseases, unwanted pregnancy and sexual abuse, thereby allowing children learning through their own way and g...   [tags: most liberal country in the Arab world]
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Reconciling Sexuality with Spirituality - At first perusal, Anne Bradstreet’s writing adheres to a very Puritan sensibility: she argues that women, though they are worthy individuals, are naturally inferior to men and that earthly treasures are mere distractions from heavenly eternity. But, woven beneath the surface of her poems is the subtle revelation of her sexuality. Bradstreet eroticizes the complex relationship between nature, religion, her husband and herself, seemingly contradicting her religion, but by contextualizing the sexuality in religious terms, she shows that sexuality can be reconciled with spirituality....   [tags: Poetry Analysis, argumentative, persuasive] 1715 words
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Sex and Sexuality: Interviews - Interviewing the seven individuals that agreed to participate was very interesting. I had expected everyone to feel uncomfortable and not provide very in depth answers. At first it seemed that my prediction was right. Answers were short, vague, and it had made them feel uncomfortable. However, as the interview progressed they felt more comfortable with the questions, and after asking all the questions, many of them decided to go back to previous questions so that they were able to elaborate more because they were now thinking more in depth on the topic and questions that they never really thought about before....   [tags: interview, students, teachers, parents]
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Sexuality in Contemporary Egypt - ... The first, and most dynamic, example is that of the two men Hatim, a poor man, and Abduh, a respected editor. Aswany does not really go into great detail as to how this relationship began, but the audience is left to assume that this arrangement was at least initially consensual. The problem with this situation though is that despite the two being presumable lovers at first, Abduh feels compelled to keep the sexual relationship going because of what Hatim provides. Hatim gives Abduh anything he or his family needs leaving Abduh feeling trapped....   [tags: Sonallah Ibrahim's That Smell]
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The Diary of Anaïs Nin - Sex and desire. Few words evoke such complexity of meaning. For some, it is a sexual act. Whereas one might describe it as the sensual pleasure of two bodies fused into one being, another may define it as the fulfillment of animalistic desire, an unleashing of the beast. But, beyond an act charged with various meaning, it can also serve as an identity–heterosexual, homosexual, bisexual, or transsexual. Whether act or identity, societal dictates define the norm and the deviant. Because of this, the artist who departs from the "acceptable" and embraces the "aberrant," arouses the consciousness of self and society....   [tags: Sexuality ]
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Genetics and Human Sexuality - Human sexuality plays a major role in everyone's life. Regardless, whether we are young or old, man or woman, American or Japanese, it is an integral part of what we do and who we are as a human species. Next to sleeping and eating, it seems that it is one of the most important drives we have to deal with as humans. That is, it takes up so much of our time in thought and behavior that it sometimes seems that every facet of our life revolves around this to a certain extent. Human sexual behavior is different from the sexual behavior of other animals, in that, it seems to be governed by a variety and interplay of different factors....   [tags: evolution, hormones]
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Wondering About My Sexuality - ... I felt shivers down my spine but not the normal type this time it was something that did not feel wrong. When I started caressing her rack and licking her earlobe she couldn’t take it anymore. I felt a hard grab on the side of my face when she grabbed me and pulled me to the floor laying me on top of me grasping my cheeks pulling me into a frenzied kiss. As we kissed I felt the nervous tension disappear but not the arousal urge to get down and dirty with this one hot mamma. Shelly started rolling the tip of her tongue over my lips and it was the point when my panties started to grow a little hot and sweaty....   [tags: personal narrative] 1150 words
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Women's Sexuality - Women of society from the earliest of times to the present day have faced a multitude of struggles. The issue of sexuality is especially critical to the lives of women. If one’s personality is the set of characteristics about them, including attitude, interests, emotionality and behavioral patterns, than sexuality is a part of that identity. As people we take pride in who we are, and are taught that self-esteem is important to our mental health. In our society however, women are programmed to shame their sexualities, and in turn, themselves....   [tags: Women Oppression] 955 words
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Human Sexuality - Just as other interpersonal themes, sexual themes in film are often depictions of sexual themes that exist in real life relationships. For this very reason, it is very easy for a person to compare his relationships with that of a relationship shown in media or film. Some relationships are total train wrecks from the start while others are not necessarily ideal, but healthy. Although not seen very often, ideal couples in film are attributed with characteristics that are seen by society as desirable; youthful, attractive people who are hyper-sexual and affectionate....   [tags: sex education, It´s Complicated, sex] 1242 words
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Female Sexuality - Often in literature, there is a certain motivation to control through a female’s sexuality. These desires are used to drive a woman’s sense of power over a man to dominate, manipulate, and destroy. Others are eaten alive by the control it takes over them. Some become dependant on sex and do not know how to interact with men without giving themselves up. The novels East of Eden and The Color Purple, play A Streetcar Named Desire and the short story “Where are You Going, Where Have You Been?” all demonstrate characters that are affected by the incentive....   [tags: Character Analysis , argumentative, persuasive]
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Female Sexuality - The female sexuality plays the very important role in both DRACULA and MAXIMUM GAGA. They both talk about the virginity and dissoluteness in female sexuality, but have different views about it. In DRACULA, only virginity is accepted; dissoluteness is completely intolerable. Stoker thinks virginity is very precious, and he want the readers know that women will be punished for being lascivious, so each female character has different ending in terms of their virginity. In MAXIMUM GAGA, Lara didn’t give an exact attitude about the virginity and dissoluteness in female sexuality; she thinks they can exist at the same time....   [tags: Literary Themes, argumentative, persuasive]
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Sexuality in the Elderly - Sexuality in the Elderly: Sexual Dysfunction and Ways of Coping Over the last century, the life expectancy of the elderly has increased. This means that the largest growing population right now, in the United States, is persons over the age of 65 (Sex Tips for Older Adults, 2000). With this in mind, it would be helpful to talk about the personal aspects or as I like to call it, "sex lives" of the elderly. When people in our society think of the elderly, they almost never think of this population having sex or good sex for that matter....   [tags: Psychology] 855 words
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Human Sexuality - We are born, we are named. We die, we are named. Be it the name of a new child or the title given to a hero who gives their life for the sake of many, a name is a sacred thing within our world. A name is a mark that follows us, identifies us, and lets us state our place in the world. Humans name everything we come in contact with – corporal or incorporeal. Every substance, action, or emotion has a name. Every state of being is labeled and defined. For centuries this powerful ability to give a name has been used in a variety of ways, some almost sacrilegious to the nearly spiritual act of defining yourself....   [tags: homosexual, sexual behavior, asexuality]
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Personal Environemnt and Sexuality: How My Environment Influenced my Views on Sexuality - Everyone regardless of background or culture has a specific set of beliefs or values. These beliefs and values can vary from being simply not liking to lie, to believing that homosexuality is a sin. Human beings can develop their particular set of beliefs and values through life experiences or even through reading a book. Almost every person has a moral code which they use to differentiate whether a specific problem is morally wrong or morally right. Sexual issues are some of the most debated of these problems....   [tags: morally, issues, religion, culture] 2324 words
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The Perception of Human Sexuality throughout History - ... But when Rome became the next power in the world the open sexuality accepted in Greece became taboos, but unfortunately the roles of women didn’t change. Skipping over the Romans, during the Victorian era women weren’t seen as sexual beings and their role was to service their husbands. Women were viewed as not knowing much about sex and having very little desire for sex. Also having sexual desire was identified almost exclusively with men and women of lower classes, such as prostitutes. During this time many male doctors believed that women had no sex drive and sex for women was strictly for procreation....   [tags: male and female sexual relations ] 1036 words
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Gender Roles and Sexuality in Latin America - Marianismo and machismo are the traditional gender roles in Latin America. Marianismo is the aspect of female gender roles while machismo is the aspect of male gender roles. The key belief of machismo is that men hold supremacy over women. For the most part these gender roles conform to traditional understanding of sexuality, masculinity, and femininity. There is only one key contradiction I found when it came to traditional understandings of sexuality, masculinity and femininity. Some people may confuse the meanings of gender, sex, and sexuality....   [tags: Latin America Gender Roles ]
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Popular Culture Affect Gender and Sexuality - Gender is a sociological factor which is a set of relationships, attributes, roles, beliefs and attitudes of human. On the other hand, sexuality can be referred into two traits. First is Biological; second is Physiological. Biological trait is about the difference of sex organs, the production of estrogen or testosterone. Physiological trait is about the difference of facial features, size of bones, shoulders, muscles, fatty issues. According to American Psychological Association, gender and sexuality impacts and is impacted by cultural, political, legal, and philosophical aspects of life....   [tags: media, communications, popular culture]
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