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Part 4: Sexual Behavior and Contemporary Society Chapter Eleven Solitary Sex and Shared Sex.

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1 Part 4: Sexual Behavior and Contemporary Society Chapter Eleven Solitary Sex and Shared Sex

2 Solitary Sex: The Private World §Thoughts and fantasies §Erotic materials §Erotic toys §Masturbation §Gender Differences l Males seek out erotic materials more l Males think about sex more l Guilt about masturbation influences females more than males §Frequency correlated with shared sex §Not a substitute for shared

3 Masturbation §Self-stimulation of genitals l Males mostly penis l Females mostly clitoris §Most people participate at one time or another l 60 percent men and 40 percent women in past year §Occurs at all stages of life §Does not produce physical weakness §Negative attitudes persist and may cause guilt, as influenced by religious and/or social standards

4 Shared Sexual Behavior §Vaginal intercourse is most popular of all shared sexual behaviors in all age groups, men and women §Nongenital oral stimulation l Kissing, licking, nibbling §Stimulation of erogenous zones l Mouth, earlobes, breasts, buttocks, lower abdomen, inner thighs, anal-perineal, penis, clitoris §Oral-genital sex (fellatio and cunnilingus) l Increased in popularity l More common in young, highly-educated whites

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6 Additional Shared Sexual Behaviors §Mutual manual stimulation and masturbation §Interfemoral (nonvaginal) intercourse §Anal intercourse l Somewhat more appealing to males l High-risk behavior for HIV transmission §Vibrators, pornography, and fantasies §Aphrodisiacs

7 Same Gender Sexual Sharing §Partners share a full range of sexual activity §Oral-gential contact common §Lesbian couples have sex less frequently than heterosexual or gay male couples, but report more satisfaction and greater intimacy

8 Heterosexual Intercourse §Often surrounded by strict moral and social codes §Has different meanings for different couples in different circumstances, influenced by l Knowledge, capacity to accept differences, attitudes §One transmission mode for HIV §Associated with marriage customs in most cultures §Intromission requires l Penile erection, lubrication, relaxation of vaginal opening, cooperation of partners

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10 Intercourse Positions §Reclining Face-Face l Man on top, woman supine l Woman on top, man supine l Side-by-side §Face-Face Variations l Woman on edge of bed or chair l Partners seated l Partners standing §Rear Vaginal Entry l Partners kneeling l Man on top, woman on abdomen l Side-by-side l Partners standing l Partners seated


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