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Lecture 1

PSYC 3760H Lecture 1: PSYC 3760H Lecture 1


Department
Psychology
Course Code
PSYC 3760H
Professor
Humphries Terry
Lecture
1

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PSYC 3760H Lecture 1
Wednesday September 16th
Sex Negativity & Positivity
Sex-negativity; belief that sex is inherently bad
Analogy;
oSex & Food
Never know what you like until you try it
You might be in the mood for pizza one day and Chinese
the next
Sex Positivity
oWhy become sex positive
Allows us to stop questioning our own normality
A sex positive world would be partner positive
Helps us get what we want by allowing us to try new
foods
Would become a poly positive world
Wouldn’t matter what the relationship looked like,
how many partners you had, or their sex
People would only care about being happy,
healthy and safe
Helps us get what we want sexually; like trying new
food
oWhat it looks like
Changes the way we speak
Clarity in language and meaning
Link to other prejudices
Sources of Knowledge
oParents
oFriends
oAcquaintances
oMagazines, books, movies, tv shows
Terminology
oSex
oGender
Constellation of cognitive behavioural and personality
traits that di4er between the sexes
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