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Bio 27 October 17 Chapter 8: Sexual Behavior. Celibacy Types of Celibacy: –Complete celibacy: no masturbation or sexual contact –Partial celibacy: masturbation,

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1 Bio 27 October 17 Chapter 8: Sexual Behavior

2 Celibacy Types of Celibacy: –Complete celibacy: no masturbation or sexual contact –Partial celibacy: masturbation, but no sexual contact

3 Controversy over celibate priests Celibacy may tend to attract those with sexual issues Many say celibacy promotes homosexuality and pedophilia Catholic church says that priests do not have a higher rate of pedophilia

4 Erotic Dreams & Fantasies Erotic Dreams: –93% of males, 86% of females –Nocturnal orgasmcan occur in both men & women –Freud: having an erotic dream about someone is indicative of a feeling of closeness to that person that may or may not be sexual Erotic Fantasies: –Can occur during daydreams, masturbation, or during sexual encounters –95% of women and men fantasize –Fantasy content among heterosexual and non- heterosexual individuals are similar, except for sex of imagined partner

5 Sexual Fantasy Function of sexual fantasies –Source of pleasure and arousal –Overcome sexual anxiety –Acceptable expression of socially unacceptable behavior Gender similarities and differences –Men’s tend to focus more on women’s bodies –Women tend to have more emotional content –Men more likely to fantasize about group sex & multiple partners Fantasies: Help or Hindrance? –Most research points to helpful

6 Masturbation Traditionally condemned due to the sex for procreation only legacy –Erroneous health concerns –Freud considered it immature Contemporary research has established that it is not harmful

7 Who masturbates? People who masturbate are more likely to: – Have liberal views – Be college educated – Live with a sexual partner – Be white (rather than African American or Hispanic American) – Be male

8 Male Masturbation Some men prefer to use lotion or other lubricants and some do not Up & down motion of the hand on the penis with differing tempos and pressure is most common Can also rub penis against a pillow or other object May also enjoy touching the frenulum and scrotum

9 Female Masturbation Most common is circular or back and forth movements of the hand against the mons and clitoris Can also rub the area against a pillow or other object Some women use insertion of fingers or objects into the vagina

10 Masturbation aids & sex toys: vibrators and dildos May be used for masturbation or during sex with another person Can be inserted into the vagina or anus Ben-wa balls from China and Japan are inserted into the vagina; one is hollow and one is filled with liquid and a woman lies in a hammock or swing that moves the balls around

11 1990s & 2000s: HIV increased focus on sex aids and masturbation Previously, shops that sold sex aids were considered very sleazy Shops like Good Vibrations in the Bay Area catered to women and were clean and well-lit Shows like “Sex in the City” promoted the idea that it was OK for women to masturbate and use sex aids

12 Sex toys and the law Sex toys are illegal in Alabama Several states have laws against them being seen by minors – This means can’t be on drugstore shelves Some are marketed for other purposes as massage aids

13 SEXUAL EXPRESSION

14 Top 15 reasons given by men and women for having sex Women 1.I was attracted to the person 2.I wanted to experience the physical pleasure 3.It feels good 4.I wanted to show my affection to the person 5.I wanted to express my love for the person 6.I was sexually aroused and wanted the release 7.I was horny 8.It’s fun 9.I realized I was in love 10.I was in “the heat of the moment” 11.I wanted to please my partner 12.I desired emotional closeness 13.I wanted the pure pleasure 14.I wanted to achieve an orgasm 15.It’s exciting, adventurous Men 1.I was attracted to the person 2.It feels good 3.I wanted to experience the physical pleasure 4.It’s fun 5.I wanted to show my affection to the person 6.I was sexually aroused and wanted the release 7.I was horny 8.I wanted to express my love for the person 9.I wanted to achieve an orgasm 10.I wanted to please my partner 11.The person’s physical appearance turned me on 12.I wanted the pure pleasure 13.I was in “the heat of the moment” 14.I desired emotional closeness 15.It’s exciting, adventurous

15 Maltz Levels of Sexual Expression Idea of sexuality as a neutral force, but the intent and consequences of sexual behavior can be negative or positive Alcohol and drug use frequently associated with negative sexual interactions

16 Kissing and Touching Kissing –Cross-cultural practices and attitudes toward kissing Touching –Cornerstone of human sexuality –Important for non-sexual bonding, as well –Whole body is responsive, but specific erogenous zones –Personal preferences –Tribadism: rubbing genitals against another person’s body or genitals

17 Kissing and touching in same-sex relationships Experience During Last Sexual ContactLesbians (%)Heterosexual Women (%) Had more than one orgasm3219 Received oral sex4820 Lasted 15 minutes or less414 Lasted more than 1 hour3915 Comparison of Lesbians’ and Heterosexual Women’s Last Sexual Experience (Table 8.4 from Our Sexuality)

18 Manual Stimulation of Genitals Individual differences with regard to manual stimulation for both men and women Clitoris is very sensitive and many women do not enjoy direct touch Lubrication can make manual stimulation of female and male genitals more comfortable Men may not like to be touched just after orgasm

19 Oral-Genital Stimulation Mouth and genitals are both primary erogenous zones Types: cunnilingus and fellatio; can both be performed simultaneously, “69” Acceptance varies More unmarried people engaging in oral sex now than reported in Kinsey’s survey Teenagers today often have oral sex before they have had intercourse; was previously considered more intimate than intercourse STDs can spread through oral-genital intercourse

20 Sources of Unpleasant or Bitter-Tasting Ejaculate

21 Anal Stimulation Prevalence is lower than other forms of sexual activity Health risk (HIV, other infections); should never precede vaginal intercourse due to high risk of bacterial infection Lubricants and gentle insertion needed Anilingus/ Rimming: can spread many types of infections; dental dams can prevent

22 What Is Your Favorite Intercourse Position?

23 Man on top, face-to-face intercourse position.

24 Woman on top

25 Face-to-face side lying

26 Rear entry


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