Ethnography is a research method used to explore different cultures from a personal view. Many anthropologists have sought to use ethnography as their main study method because of its specificity and opportunity to get hands on. Those that participate in ethnographies are expected to accurately record detailed accounts of the society in which they are staying, but at the same time maintain a critical distance.
The Information-Motivation-Behavior Skills (IMB) Model focuses on increasing a person’s knowledge, motivation, and skills essential to performing a behavior and is a useful approach for influencing sexual health behaviors (Rongkavilit et al., 2010). This model has been used in a variety of studies that focus on changing behaviors regarding sexual health. Several interventions have found that the use of the IMB model has increased preventive sexual health behaviors. Fisher, Fisher, Misovich, Kimble, & Malloy (1996) conducted an intervention in which one group of students received an IMB model-based intervention that focused on AIDS risk reduction while another group of students received no treatment. A 1-month follow-up showed that the intervention was successful in increasing AIDS risk reduction knowledge as well as stimulating safer sex conversations and increasing condom use during sexual intercourse. Long-term follow up showed that students had increases in AID...
In my discussion I will be addressing three main issues that concern sexuality. The subjects are prostitution, premature ejaculation, and abortion. Although these topics concern different aspects of sexuality, I still chose to discuss them either because they relate to my sexual experiences, or because I wanted to further educate myself on the subject due to my lack of sexual experience and knowledge in the field.
The devastation and mayhem that took place on September 11, 2001 forever changed the lives of many people. The aftermath of the events that transpired are still prevalent today, in such that freedoms have been lost, youth have had their futures altered, and the devastating effects on physical and mental health are still of great concern. Not a single person reached by Western media could escape the unfolding of brutal history in the making. Every news media outlet depicted their frenzied version of the tragic day, in a relentless pursuit to scoop the story. Ever since that fateful day, the world with which we reside has forever changed. This topic is ideal for examining the subject of Cultural Anthropology.
A report published by the U.S Department of Health and Human Accommodations “suggests that as many as 50% of all adolescents are sexually active” (White, 2008, p. 349). A portion of those are puerile women who will become pregnant, adolescent men who will contract a sexually transmitted disease (STD) and teenagers who will suffer from emotional distress and regret. Albeit the majority concurs inculcation is the solution to this dilemma, one q...
Society has internalized the idea that one should not mention the word sex or even explicitly converse about sex in public. The word “sex” is treated as a shameful, dirty, and/or an obscene act that should not be taken accounted for as part of our human nature. However, sex may be a pleasurable experience for those individuals that wish to practice it. Unfortunately, not all couples that participate in sexual behaviors may be gaining complete sexual satisfactions. There are many variables that may affect a couple; thus, sexual and relationship problems are parallel to each other when trying to understand how sexual behaviors may affect couples through family constrains, taboos, religious and/or cultural beliefs, and values.
Lindberg, Laura Duberstein, and Isaac Maddow-Zimet. "Consequences of Sex Education on Teen and Young Adult Sexual Behaviors and Outcomes." Journal of adolescent Health 51.4 (2012): 332-38. Print.
“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). The purpose of this qualitative research study is to discover the truth of adolescents and sexuality through three generations of women. This research study will travel through generations and find common thread among the subjects interviewed for this purpose. In this study the norm will be addressed, as well as the thoughts, ambitions and outcomes as it relates to sexuality.
Everyone has an opinion about sexuality education. From vocal parents at PTA meetings to state governors who must decide whether to apply for federal funding for abstinence-only-until-marriage programs or more comprehensive sexuality programs, or both, or neither. From school pri...
The religion of the Ojibwe is centered on a belief of a single creating force but according the Minnesota Historical Society the religion also, “Incorporated a wide pantheon of spirits that played specific roles in the universe.” These different spirits took on different roles, some to protect the Ojibwe hunters, protection from illness and while in battle. Each person had a personal guardian spirit which was one of their most important. Their guardian spirit would come to them in a dream or vision and could be called on for protection and guidance. The tribe also had spiritual leaders, which were feared and respected because of their supernatural powers that could be used for good, or evil. Dreams were related to religion and spirit guides. Natives believed dreams carried great significance and that they would provide visions of their future and how to live their lives. The Ojibwe would go on annual fasts to renew the vision of their lives and reflect.
Developing and up keeping sexual standards is important for teenagers and young adults because they are still developing the control it takes to decipher what it means to be sexually sober until marriage from what it is to exploit sexual behavior. The difference being that being sexually sober enables teens to gain an understanding of what marital morals are such as respect, patience, and fidelity. Same-sex marriage activists argue that the marriage should be equally equipped with heterosexual marriage. However, fidelity is questioned when even steady relationships between gay couples can include up to eight sexual partners for every year the couple is together (Espejo 13)!
Shonquasia responded well to the intervention. Shonquasia continues to make progress towards her goals. Shonquasia stated, to express one’s own feelings, to let people know how they feel, to get what they want, and to get along better with others. Shonquasia stated, bored, calm, anger, disappointment, embarrassment, sadness, and upset. Shonquasia stated, that she do not talk to anyone about her feelings because she do not trust people. Shonquasia stated, people are too judgmental. Shonquasia stated, fighting, coursing, yelling, and threatening. Shonquasia stated, staying calm, having a better relationship with others, communication, and expressing emotions. Shonquasia stated, anger, sadness, disappointment, hurt and frustration. Shonquasia
While alleged sex addictions have existed for many years, they have only recently been accepted as valid excuses for sexual deviancy. Attitudes toward sex addiction in the past offer a stark contrast to how it is viewed today, as the constantly medicalizing society insists on putting everything under the technical microscope. Sex addiction is commonly associated with a person’s inability to control his sexual behavior, implying an abnormally high sex drive and obsession with sex which have negative effects on his personal life (MedicineNet 2007, 1). Rather than breaking down the science behind the disorder, a customary practice in today’s medicalized society, older attitudes towards sex addiction placed it under the same light as alcoholism, where a lack of control and unwillin...
Successful sex education programs have several high points. The high points include exercises to encourage the appraisals of values, and skills in which students are taught how to negotiate while in sexual situations (" What type" )