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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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Sexuality And Attitudes About Sexuality

- Mrs. B is a 52 year old married female who has four adult children, two girls and two boys, ranging in ages from 28 to 22. I chose to interview Mrs. B because I have known her for nine years, I am friends with her two daughters, and thought that I would be comfortable interviewing her on such a personal topic. I used Skype to conduct the interview with Mrs. B since she is currently living in Erie, Pennsylvania, where she has lived all her life. In the hour and a half interview we discussed a number of topics regarding sexuality and attitudes about sexuality while she was growing up....   [tags: Human sexual behavior, Human sexuality]

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Sexuality, Sexual, And Sexuality

- Sexuality & Sexual Selves Sexuality and sexual selves are very broad terms which are comprised of many elements entwined within biology, sexual identity, gender, sexual subjectivity as well as socio-cultural aspects. Sexuality in itself is a basic human right which constitutes daily life and can include a series of components which establishes such beliefs and conceptualisations. This phenomenon can be understood, experienced and expressed in widespread forms, cross-culturally. Notions of a sexual self can be fashioned by biology and personal experience, however it is important to consider that these experiences and understandings can derive from wider, socially defined notions of sexual beh...   [tags: Human sexuality, Human sexual behavior]

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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]

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The On Asceticism And Sexuality

- In the fourth to fifth centuries, despite a general preference for asceticism among major theologians of the era, differing ascetic messages emerged in theological writing and teaching as the church began to integrate the general populous into the Christian community. This diversity revels the inherent self-contradiction in Christian asceticism in that it requires a denial of the body and renunciation of the flesh, but this teaching needs to be congruous with the inherent goodness of a body created by God that is commanded to “be fruitful and multiply,” and a body that is sanctified by the Incarnation....   [tags: Marriage, Human sexuality, Seven deadly sins]

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Aging And Sexuality : Sexuality, Violence, And Sexual Environment

- Aging and Sexuality Sex is everywhere. We see it in the news, on reality TV shows and even insinuated in children’s movies. It’s the one topic that is thrown in front of us that we don’t talk about. You will hardly ever hear someone say “there are certain things you don’t discuss with people religion, politics, and especially sex.” It’s just implied that everyone does it and that we don’t talk about it. If we do talk about it we only talk about our peers and those younger than us; no one wants to think about their parents or grandparents having sex....   [tags: Sexual intercourse, Human sexuality]

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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,]

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Sex And Sexuality Are Trending Topics

- Sex and sexuality are trending topics either in the media or on social media. Growing up with a religious background a person is told not to have sex until they are married or it is a sin to be homosexual. Although, a person has the right to respectfully choose their sexuality. A person should not be judge based upon their decisions. Therefore, it is not morally wrong to be homosexual or engage in different sexual activities that a person desires with their mate or spouse. However, it is morally wrong to rape, spread a disease, pedophilia, or prostitute....   [tags: Sexual intercourse, Human sexuality]

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Sexuality Is Not An Inferior Trait That Needs

- Alice Bag once said, “My sexuality is not an inferior trait that needs to be chaperoned by emotionalism or morality.” In other words, one’s sensuality cannot be confined to a specific perspective for it transcends societal fixations. I believe that sexuality is indefinable because it refuses to be labeled; it is individualistic and exists separately but unequivocally in all human beings. My attitude towards this is and always will be a direct consequence of how I was raised, so before I dive into the specific intrapersonal and interpersonal dealings of my sexual experiences, I will first touch upon how my parents have shaped and influenced me....   [tags: Human sexuality, Sexual intercourse]

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The Repressive Theory Of Sexuality

- The Repressive hypothesis states how we currently live in a sexual repressed society. The repressive hypothesis also states that sexuality needs to be liberated, or that it does not have to be repressed. Identifying with ones sexuality is the key to unlocking ones identity and one’s happiness. The repressive hypothesis initially implies three edicts; that derive from our repressed society. According to the repressive hypothesis, specifically in the repressive culture we live in, the first edict explains how all sexuality must be silenced in all occasions, for the mention of sexuality is taboo....   [tags: Human sexuality, Sexual intercourse]

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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]

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An Anthropological Look At Human Sexuality

- In the article “An Anthropological Look at Human Sexuality” the authors, Patrick Gray and Linda Wolfe speak about how societies look at human sexuality. The core concept of anthology is the idea of culture, the systems of attitudes, beliefs, and behaviors people acquire as a member of society. The authors give an in depth analysis on how human sexuality is looked at in all different situations. When human infants are born, he or she has no idea about what exists in the world. Its only by interacting with other people that a child learns what reality consists of and how he or she should behave....   [tags: Sexual intercourse, Human sexuality]

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Sexual Orientation, Gender, And Sexuality

- While Lost Girl presents a universalizing view of sexual orientation, it focuses on a minoritizing view of sexuality with Bo being labeled a succubus. The choice of her partner’s gender is decidedly less important than the specific sex acts she partakes in. As this relates to Axiom 2 of Sedgwick’s theory: “The study of sexuality is not coextensive with the study of gender; correspondingly, antihomophobic inquiry is not coextensive with feminist inquiry. But we can’t know in advance how they will be different” (27), it can be proposed that gender is closely linked to sexual orientation in the example of Lost Girl....   [tags: Sexual orientation, Human sexuality]

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Adult Sexuality : The Sexualization Of Women And Girls

- The sexualization of women and girls surrounds Americans and is damaging to females as well as to our society. Females receive messages about sexualization through media, retailers, and our society’s acceptance of these behaviors. Girls are constantly receiving messages about their appearance and how they should act. Children’s clothing stores sell padded underwire bras, shirts that say “Flirt,” thong underwear, midriff shirts, mini-skirts, and short shorts to girls as young as five. Are these messages inflicting psychological damage to girls....   [tags: Woman, Female, Sexuality, Human sexuality]

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Human Sexuality And Sexual Relationships

- Today I was excited to begin this course. I knew some of the things I thought I knew about human sexuality would be enhanced or challenged during this class. In the beginning of class we did our first activity, which consisted with different groups coming up with their definition of human sexuality. I have always viewed human sexuality as what you view your gender as, who you are sexual attracted to, and what you view your sexual orientation as. This activity enlighten me by showing me that there can be many definitions of human sexuality....   [tags: Human sexuality, Sexual intercourse]

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Sex And The Word Sexuality

- What is the first word that comes to your mind when I say the word “sex?” Sex for me is when two people have intercourse. You don’t necessarily have to be in love to have sex. Many people enjoy having sex with other people, because it feels good, or they just want to procreate. According to Auleb, in the class reader “Human Sexuality”, he states “Sex has more than one definition and can be used in many contexts.” Sex can mean multiple connotations to different people. People can think your asking them their gender when you ask them what the word sex means to them, or they can be talking about their vagina or penis....   [tags: Human sexuality, Sexual intercourse]

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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]

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Female Sexuality 101 : Women

- Female Sexuality 101: Women in Their 20s (or earlier) “The Morning After” Young women are vulnerable to being hurt by a combination of various aspects of the 20 something phase of life. These issues are common and while there is always the possibility that there will be exceptions, young women need to be aware to avoid feeling too vulnerable and to get hurt. There is a divide as wide as the Grand Canyon between male and female approaches, responses, and reaction to sex. If young people can become aware of this stage of developments in these discrepancies....   [tags: Human sexuality, Sexual intercourse]

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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]

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The Understanding Of Human Sexuality

- As the world is continuously changing in a rapid pace, more and more information about human sexuality that is associated with transgender, bisexual, asexual, and other issues on gender and sexual orientation is needed to understand the brain function, behavior and belief of these kind of people. As a Christian professional in the psychology field, the understanding of human sexuality is important. This profession inevitably deals with people every day, so sexuality has to be incorporated in various ways....   [tags: Sexual intercourse, Human sexuality, Psychology]

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Gender And More Specifically Sexuality

- Gender and more specifically sexuality is a very common theme within art both now and then due to the fact that each sex has a hard time grasping what the other goes through. Feminine sexuality is an especially hard concept to grasp due to the fact that it is looked at as something necessary to be kept private on an individual basis yet is also exposed regularly in the media and in the public eye. L’escarpolette or The Swing is one of Fragonard’s most famous paintings as it suggests an interesting relationship between two lovers....   [tags: Gender, Human sexuality, Sexual intercourse]

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Sex, Sexuality, And Sexual Health

- Many educators feel anxious or hesitant in addressing the topics of sex, sexuality, and sexual health especially in developing countries. They may feel confused about what to teach and when to teach it. Many countries are now starting to teach the younger generation about sexual health. Although, North America and Europe have sexual education in their schools; many developing countries lack sexual education which leads to high rate of teen pregnancy, sexually transmitted infections (STIs) and HIV....   [tags: Human sexual behavior, Human sexuality]

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Sexuality, Given My Age

- I’d like to think that there aren’t many things that I haven’t experienced related to sexuality, given my age. I’ve been to my fair share of adult toy stores multiple times, I’ve purchased condoms/lube/etc. and I’m an open book when it comes to talking about sexuality. One thing that I haven’t done that many people have is watched porn with a partner. I’ve watched porn before, but it was alone in my room. I have never had an incentive to watch XXX videos with a partner since I associated them as videos to be watched in private during “me time”....   [tags: Sexual intercourse, Human sexuality]

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Exploring Sexuality And Sexual Behaviors

- Phase 2: Exploration Awareness is followed by exploration. The authors hypothesized that people in this phase would have strong relationships with or feelings for the same sex in particular, but will not necessarily involve exploration of sexual behaviors (McCarn & Fassinger, 1996). Exploration “is characterized by active pursuit of knowledge about lesbian/gay people, in terms of both the group as a whole and the possibility of one’s belonging in the group” (McCarn & Fassinger, 1996, p. 524). Participants were asked if they have explored their sexuality, and if so, how....   [tags: Sexual orientation, Human sexuality, Bisexuality]

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Teenage Sexuality And Media Practice

- Arielle Massiah SW 7300 Sunday, March 29, 2015 Article Critique Teenage Sexuality and Media Practice: Factoring in the Influences of Family, Friends, and School Jeanne Rogge Steele   Literature Review and Theoretical/ Conceptual Framework The social problem that the research addresses is the outrageously high rate of unprotected teenage sexual engagement and encounters. The problem was made apparent due to a survey that disclosed that not only had “three quarters of the 2,439 participants engage in sexual intercourse by their senior year, half of the participants reported that they did not use condoms and one third of the population failed to allocate the use of birth control at...   [tags: Human sexuality, Human sexual behavior]

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Sex, Sexuality And Gender

- Sex, sexuality and gender, three words that have appeared multiple times on headlines in recent news and magazine articles, have elicited immediate responses from individuals all claiming to know their meanings. Interestingly enough, men and women examined and studied throughout research have all reported differences in sexual behaviors and practices due to gender expectations. Men see sex more as a conquest, focused on the pleasure it endows to them, as well as, the validation of their masculinity and sanctioning of their status....   [tags: Human sexual behavior, Human sexuality]

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Sexual Normality Is Not Necessary Or Sufficient For Sexuality

- Sexual normality implies the innate amalgamation of one’s sexual drive, or libido, with a predetermined sexual goal, i.e., copulation. This ossified concept of normality produces a fragmentary view of sexual theory. Therefore, normality is not necessary or sufficient for sexuality; human sexuality is individual, not universal. An innate association of sexual drive with a specific sexual goal is incompatible with a comprehensive examination of human sexuality. As mentioned above, sexual normality is ossified....   [tags: Sexual intercourse, Human sexuality]

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What Is God 's View Of Sexuality

- Like many people in our time, Christians are studying and discussing issues related to human sexuality over many years. What is God’s view of sexuality. How are the pressures from a broader culture and the development of technology affecting God’s role in regards to human sexuality in tomorrow 's society. These questions arise from our own desires as Christians to reflect a biblically sound attitude towards sexuality and relationships. That same desire to act according to biblical scriptures is subject to opposition from today’s culture and views about sexual relationships, gender, and roles....   [tags: Sexual intercourse, Human sexuality]

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The Greek Perceptions And Uses For Sex And Sexuality

- The Greek perceptions and uses for sex and sexuality were far from Victorian in nature. Illustrated in an early inscription on a vase promising sexual desire to anyone who consumes its contents, there was value in virility (Freeman, 132). On the more lascivious end of the scale, were the Corinthians, who engaged in ritual prostitution in their temples which they believed was overseen by goddesses (Freeman, 157). Yet in more conservative Greek culture there were defined roles and measures of appropriate sexual behavior....   [tags: Human sexuality, Sexual intercourse]

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Human Sexuality And Its Effects On Society

- In todays society human sexuality is constantly changing and evolving. Most think of human sexuality as just two people having sexual intercourse. Human sexuality involves the physiological, psychological, or social aspects of the changing developing body. Todays social media, cartoons and commercials give off different personas about how people age and how they remain sexual or not. Most commercials for older individuals involve substances that can be taken to increase or enhance sexual activity....   [tags: Sexual intercourse, Human sexuality]

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Women 's Sexuality And Sexual Relationships

- With so many opportunities to learn about their sexuality denied, Latina girls are forced to empower their own sexual knowledge on their own or with the help of friends. One example is through the use of self-respect. Similar to how mothers often instill a sense of self-respect on to their daughters, many Latina girls use the same concept to redefine the concept of the good girl/ bad girl dichotomy. Instead of the act itself automatically labeling girls as bad girls, it is the reasoning behind their sexual activities that ultimately matter....   [tags: Human sexuality, Sexual intercourse]

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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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Serial Sexuality Vs. Genuine Love

- L’Avventura focuses on a group of mostly wealthy, bored and spoiled young adults; none of whom have fulfilling relationships, jobs, or general purpose in their lives. This is the perfect class of people that represent living an existential life. The first character introduced is Anna, a young woman who is in a constant state of existential angst. She is a disoriented individual who does not understand the world or her purpose on it. Antonioni uses couples in the film to explore issues of gender dynamics and relationships....   [tags: Sexual intercourse, Human sexuality]

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Defining Identities Impact Female Sexuality

- Defined identities impact female sexuality Nowadays, more people trend to care about and working on social justice, women’s rights, as one of the topics, draws people’s attention. The society and female-selves have changed their opinion of what do being women means in 21st century. Therefore, nowadays twenty-something girls starts to behave differently from early generation. One of the behaviors become ambiguous, that is female sexuality. In “Selections from Hard to Get: Twenty-Something Women and the Paradox of Sexual Freedom”, Leslie Bell argues that neither contradictory directing nor expectation from others are the main reason that causes female sexuality....   [tags: Female, Woman, Human sexuality, Want]

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The Film Kinsey 's Human Sexuality

- The film Kinsey portrays the life of Alford Charles Kinsey a biologist who studied human sexuality. Thought the film we see Professor Kinsey work to try and understand human sexuality. His research lead to understanding what people did in their personal lives versus what society thought they did. Kinsey work helped people understand their own sexualities and how to have healthy relationships. This essay will examine the Kinsey film and examine facts that I thought were extremely interesting and that I was not aware of or facts that disturbed me....   [tags: Human sexuality, Human sexual behavior]

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Sexuality And Its Influence On Modern Society

- Homoeroticism in Roman Antiquity Sexuality, especially in terms of same-sex desire, is something that is extremely difficult to discuss, because often people use historical assumptions to build their own modern perspective concerning how they feel about modern homosexuality. Paraphrasing verses from the Bible or making broad generalizations about what modern individuals might assume they know about sexual desire between people of the same-sex during Greco-Roman antiquity is very common in arguing for or against this modern branch of sexuality....   [tags: Sexual intercourse, Human sexuality, Roman Empire]

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Human Sexuality And The Third Learning Outcome Of This Course

- 1. a. I showed growth in the third learning outcome of this course: Utilize skills for accessing and appraising research-based information. When I began this course, I hadn’t realized different it was accessing and appraising articles covering human sexuality compared to other topics, and how difficult it could be to differentiate reputable sources. This sticks outcome sticks out to me because when I was finding articles for the assignments and blogs, I found it quite difficult to target an authentic research-based article on search engines....   [tags: Human sexuality, Sexual intercourse]

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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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Sexuality And Discussing Manners Requiring Sexual Language

- Sexuality and discussing manners requiring sexual language is a part of being human and it affects us both personally and as a society (Crooks & Bauer, 2014). The United States culture falls into a semi-restrictive category where boys and girls attend the same schools and there are no set rules for sexuality, yet people keep their sexual activity private (Lecture 1, 2011). This week, the class discussed the sexual language table and noticed the similarities and differences of what words are used to describe things of sexual nature depending on if a peer or someone in authority is being addressed....   [tags: Sexual intercourse, Human sexuality]

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Attitudes Towards Sexuality, Erotic Passion, And Love

- Attitudes towards sexuality, erotic passion, and love in Vidyakara’s Treasury are both multi-faceted and complex in terms of the subtext and emotions underlying each of these ideas and sensations. This nuanced perception can clearly be seen in poems 568 and 630, each of which takes a unique stance on the relationship between love and sex, and yet do not directly contradict each other. In poem 568, the narrator is a shy, modest woman whose shame in expressing her sexuality is overcome by her erotic desire for her partner....   [tags: Human sexuality, Sexual intercourse]

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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,]

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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]

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Sexuality Among Adolescents, Factors, Correlations, And Solutions

- Sexuality Amongst Adolescents, Factors, Correlations, and Solutions Hypothesis Sexuality amongst adolescents is prevalent throughout our culture and is accepted by some in our society. In review of this topic, when perceived through a biblical worldview, according to scripture, adolescents should not practice sexual behavior. Therefore, in an attempt to help prevent sexual activity in adolescents and practice abstinence, this review will help Christians and parents understand what factors and correlations that have been explored in this adolescent population who are sexually active....   [tags: Sexual intercourse, Human sexuality]

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Shaping Of My Sexuality : The World Is Not Divided Into Sheep And Goats

- Shaping of my Sexuality Just like Alfred Kinsey said “The world is not divided into sheep and goats. Not all things are black nor all things white.” The world is divided into people that want many different things in life, everyone has a different opinion and mind set on what they want. Some people have other beliefs and values than other people, so we cannot judge them for being themselves. I believe that sexuality is the way that you express yourself through sex, or sexual actions. There are many factors that go into sexuality....   [tags: Sexual intercourse, Marriage, Human sexuality]

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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]

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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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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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Women 's Sexuality Being A Taboo Subject

- Introduction Ariana Grande was interviewed over the summer after her break up with rapper, Big Sean. During the interview Grande talks about her past relationship with Big Sean and also talked about the double standard for women’s sexuality that is in place. She talked about the ideal double standard on how a man is glorified if he sleeps around and is encouraged to do so. However she found it frustrating that women who engage in sexual activity is seen as “loose” or even how women feel ashamed and/or embarrassed if and when they talk about sex....   [tags: Gender, Gender role, Female, Human sexuality]

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A Critical Analysis Of ' Pornland : How Porn Has Hijacked Our Sexuality

- A critical analysis of ‘Pornland: How Porn Has hijacked Our Sexuality’ Gail Dines in her article Pornland discusses the different ways in which pornography - gonzo (hard-core) porn to be exact - has negatively impacted men and women’s sexuality. Dine disagrees with the concept of porn and calls it out for its hypocrisy regarding its goal of giving men and women sexual liberty. She also notes how porn has filtered into mainstream media, for instance, Cosmopolitan, which requires women to fit a certain archetype of femininity that is found mostly in porn....   [tags: Human sexuality, Sexual intercourse]

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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]

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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]

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Sex, Sexuality, Class And Roles Of The 19th Century By Charles E. Rosenberg

- The 19th-Century was a period in which the expression of sexuality and sexual compulsion was firmly repressed. Charles E. Rosenberg explores the typical behaviors of the sexes, and how they related to the expression, or repression, of sexuality in “Sexuality, Class and Role in 19th-Century America.” Medical and biological literature tended to adopt very sex-negative attitudes, condemning sexual desires and activity. This literature was often ambivalent and self-contradicting. Initially, people viewed sex as a normal human behavior: they believed sexual excess was bad, but thought it was natural and necessary after puberty because horniness left unsatisfied and untreated could cause disease....   [tags: Sexual intercourse, Human sexuality, Gender, Sex]

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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]

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Gender Sexuality : Gender And Sexuality

- Society Sexuality Each individual is inevitably born as one or the other; male or female, but that does not mean that they have discover their sexuality yet. Gender and sexuality are two different entities. Gender is what people use to identify themselves as while filling out an application, while sexuality is what sex and gender are desire to like or love. Human sexuality is constructed socially, and their desire is influenced by a person’s individual childhood or exposure to familial or religious contacts....   [tags: Gender, Male, Female, Sex]

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The Sexuality Of Women 's Sexuality

- Title The sexuality of women is just as important as gender roles between women and men, however an unrepresented subject between genders is sexuality. Sexuality for many years have been male dominated and every decision for a woman has been considered amongst man. In other words, women have never been able to truly express their sexuality with media and society. And even I ,myself, have dealt with the repression of sexuality as a woman. The sexual revolution began in the 1960’s with the idea in mind to empower the sexuality of women....   [tags: Female, Gender, Woman, Gender role]

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My Views On Sexuality And Sexuality

- Even though I initially thought my views on sexuality were formed from my own thoughts and conclusions, my environment actually had a major influence on me. Some of the factors that have shaped my opinions have been my religion, the gender roles in my culture, media, and my relationships with others. Personally, I identify myself as a heterosexual female and that has been how I have identified myself for quite some time. Over the years my views on sexuality have changed quite a bit. My environment has affected a lot of these views and they have also influenced my changes in opinion....   [tags: Gender, Gender role, Gender studies, Transgender]

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Sexuality : Sexuality And Discrimination

- Sexuality and Discrimination Sex is one of the most central themes in society today, with generally everybody in the world, adults and children, either seeing it in the mass media or taking part in it, whether it be for their career, for reproductive reasons, or for pleasure. Because of its predominance, sexuality plays an important, if not the most important, role in social inequality, causing double standards, violence and internal self-worth issues for minorities. Factors such as pornography, prostitution, and the way people view homosexuality and intersexuality as repugnant all influence the prejudice ways in which society views and treats women, homosexuals, and intersexuals....   [tags: Sexual intercourse, Gender, Transgender]

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Sexuality : Sexuality And Discrimination

- Sexuality and Discrimination Sex in every form is one of the most central themes in society today, with generally everybody in the world, adults and children, either seeing it in the mass media or taking part in it, whether it be for their career, for reproductive reasons, or for pleasure. Because of its predominance, sexuality plays an important, if not the most important, role in social inequality, causing double standards, violence and internal self-worth issues for minorities. Factors such as pornography, prostitution, and the way people view homosexuality and intersexuality as repugnant all influence the prejudice ways in which society views and treats women, homosexuals, and intersexu...   [tags: Sexual intercourse, Gender, Transgender]

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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]

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The Sexuality And Sexuality Education

- “…in the absence of comprehensive sex and sexuality education…adolescents are largely getting their sex education and socialization through media—and the higher their ‘sexual media diet,’ the earlier their sexual experimentation begins.” (Olfman 10) The vast lack of acknowledgment that the media controls childhood sexualization is astounding. As Dr. Sharna Olfman explains “Media can be viewed then as both a reflection and a shaper of society.” In the patriarchal society U.S. citizens live in, there seems to be a massive blindspot where there should healthy sexuality education....   [tags: Rape, Sexual assault, Sexual intercourse]

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Gender, Sexuality, And Sexuality

- This research explores gender and sexuality in different geographical locations. Looking at these areas uncovers insight into the relationships between gender, sexuality and culture, family life, work life, socialization of individuals and institutions, globalization, capitalism and the interactions between these categories. This research includes the discussion of qualitative case study data which touches on attitudes, feelings and beliefs about experiences of gender and sexuality in Thailand and in the UK....   [tags: Sociology, Homosexuality, Gender]

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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]

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The Effects Of Sexuality On Sexuality And Sexual Action

- I believe that as a general public we have a tendency to suggest that as we grow old, we are no more sexually attracted. That by one means or another age will change our sentiments or necessities. This toon is amusing, yet fundamentally says a similar thing. Sexuality is commonly considered as energetic engaging quality, for propagation, most youthful and moderately aged individuals would prefer not to consider getting old and losing this privilege. (, 2015) There are ton of suppositions that old individuals are not sexually active or ought not be sexually active any more, the following statement clarify that, "There is no age restrain on sexuality and sexual action," r...   [tags: Sexual intercourse, Human sexual behavior]

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Sexuality And Spirituality - Sexuality Vs Spirituality

- A) Sexuality vs Spirituality Immediately following Protestant church service during Beast, I ran up six flights in Ike, collapsed into my room, and had the hugest anxiety attack that I have had in a while. I felt torn, about where I belong on the spiritual spectrum with God because I am bisexual. I have that in bold because I am in self-denial and I have a hard time believing that I can have a relationship with God while being bisexual. If I went to a regular college, I would most likely not have to deal with this inner conflict of my spirituality and sexuality because I would not feel the need to be closer to God the way I do here at West Point....   [tags: Erikson's stages of psychosocial development]

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The Sexuality Of The Disabled

- Loneliness and Its Opposite, My Dangerous Desires and Beggars and Choosers collectively address gender, sex, sexuality, race, class, and bodily capacity. Loneliness and Its Opposite examines the ethics of disabled persons fulfilling their erotic desires. My Dangerous Desires discusses growing up queer, in a lower class biracial familyl. Lastly, Beggars and Choosers challenges how race, gender, and class can impact one’s reproductive choice. Each category of these books define the value of a body, and unfortunatley, in today’s world, some bodies hold a higher value than others....   [tags: Working class, Middle class, Social class]

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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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Is Sexuality A Taboo?

- From the moment we were born, our body and society have separated us into either male or female for us for the rest of our life. Some people appreciate it and life happy with his/her body while some people hate it and want to change into the opposite sex. Some culture believe that sexuality is a taboo and should not be talk about openly while some culture feel more comfortable to talk about it freely. I came from Hong Kong which is a country that believes that males are more valuable than females....   [tags: Gender, Sex, Male, Female]

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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]

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The, Gender, And Sexuality

- An intersecting identity is when an individual have different factors that played a role in their own making in society. The factors are race, sex, the social class, ethnicity, and sexuality. These are very important to know when it comes to women 's experiences in crime because we can see how they are known in having an image of themselves as criminals. On chapter 2 on the subtitle of “Images of Women as Criminals” It tells us on how women change throughout time when it comes to committing crimes....   [tags: Crime, Criminal justice, Sexual intercourse]

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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]

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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 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 ]

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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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Sexuality And Sexuality By David Halperin 's Sex Before Sexuality

- Despite that we often think of sex and sexuality as going hand in hand in today’s society, if we look back in history we see a major distinction in many cultures. It is obvious that there has always been sex, otherwise I wouldn’t be here writing this paper, but sexuality is another matter. I interpret sexuality to be a distinct preference for some sexual act with a specific partner(s) free of outside pressure. In some places and periods of history this distinction was a component of a sexual behavior, others not so much, and sometimes it’s unclear....   [tags: Homosexuality, Sexual intercourse]

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