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Lecture 7

Lecture 7 - Sexual Disorders and Dysfunctions. In two columns per page, printing two pages (in total four columns) per page side works well =)

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PSY240 Lecture 7: Sexual Disorders and Identifying oneself as gay, lesbian, or Dysfunctions bisexual is associated with stigma Sexual Behaviour Associated with potential serious psychological problems high suicide Changing views over time oPermissive (14 century Greece, females rate enjoyed sex more than men) vs. Some research says might be more restrictive (western history) difficult for bisexuals higher rates of Views towards sexual preferences vary psychological disorders across cultures (ex. Big Pride Parade in Toronto vs. not Alberta) DSM Disorders Sexual Disorders Diversity of sexual practices in human societies (ex. Swinging clubs, bigamy, Gender Identity Disorder strip clubs) oPsychological dissatisfaction with ones biological sex Gay, Lesbian, and Bisexual Orientation Paraphilias some ppl define on continuum, most oSexual arousal occurs primarily in ppl not on poles response to inappropriate objects Homosexual behaviour or individuals, to the point where Defined as sexual behaviour with difficult to be aroused in regular members of ones own sex sexual relationships Sexual Dysfunctions NOT a DSM diagnosis, was until DSM-III even if no distress caused Disturbance in the process that Homosexual bhvr can exist wo a characterizes the sexual response person having a homosexual cycle or by pain associated with sexual orientation intercourse Homosexual orientation Normal Sexual Function Individuals who prefer to engage in Many opinions regarding what is normal sexual activity with members of their own sex over an extended period of oVaries by culture, age, etc. time Difficult to study response bias + Homosexual experiences honesty with self-reports Self identified as homosexual or Less research when was more bisexual: Men 2.8%, Women 1.4% restricted to talk about (orientation) Research has led to better understanding of sexual practices and Had sex with person of same sex at least once since puberty: Men 5.3%, physiology in males and females Women 3.5% (bhvr) oMasters and Johnson first to examine sexual physiology in Felt desire for sex with person of same sex: Men 7.7%, Women 7.5% laboratory Total reporting some same-sex desires o dispelled myths of sexual or experiences: men 10.1%, Women response Ex. in masturbation vs. 8.6% intercourse similar reactions Self-report survey might not disclose masturbation used to be tabooed embarrassing bhvr Ex. No correlation btwn penis size and sexual enjoyment Bisexual behaviour preferred partners are sometimes Ex. Same 4 stages for males and same sex, sometimes opposite sex females NOT a DSM diagnosis SexPorn Addiction
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