Psychology 2075 Lecture Notes - Lecture 12: Physical Attractiveness, Late-Onset Hypogonadism, Hot Flash

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HumanSexualityLecture12SexualityAcrosstheLifespan
Infancy(02years)
● Sexualresponsefrombirth
● Sexuality&behaviorsarepleasurable
○ Example:suckingonnipple;erotic
● Earlybehaviors
○ erections
○ vaginallubrication
○ pelvicthrusting
○ orgasm
● Earlymasturbation?
○ Earlyas5months
● Sexualcuriosity(1215months)
○ behaviors
○ genitalia
○ touching,interactivegames
● Genitalplay(24months)
○ Exploration
○ Manipulationofgenitals(2½3years)
● Selfstimulationisnormal
● Positiverelationshipswithpeersandparents
EarlyEncounters
● Typicalinfantsexualencounters?
○ natureofplay
○ behaviors:kissing,hugging,patting,stroking,gazing
○ curiousity
○ linkedtointimacyinadulthood
○ bondwithparents
● 38
○ genderidentification
○ at46years,ideasofgenderarerigid
○ moreflexiblewithage
○ sexualcuriosity:I’llshowyoumine,ifyoushowmeyours.
EarlyChildhood
● Masturbation
● MaleFemaleSexualBehavior
○ earlyrelationshipswithfriends
○ imitationofadultbehavior
○ showinggenitals,touchingeachother’sgenitalsandmasturbatetogether
playingdoctororhouse
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● SameSexSexualBehavior
○ commoninagegroup
○ noforeshadowofsexuality
● Awareness
○ genitalaredifferentthanrestofbody
○ girlsarelesslikelytolearnaboutbodygenitalthanboys
● Primalsceneexperience
○ isitdamagingtoseeparentsnaked?
● Nudityisnaturalinmanycultures
○ Showsopenness
Preadolescence
● Transitionofchildhoodandpuberty
● Awarenessofsexuality
● Bodilychangesandexperienceofsexualattraction
● Questioning
● Masturbation
○ Orgasm
○ Boysmasturbatebeforegirls
○ Boyslearndifferently
● MixedSexBehavior
○ developinterestinpartner
○ talkofsex,kiss,andhug
○ displayinggenitalsandtouchinglesscommon
● SameSexSexualBehavior
○ touchgenitalsandmutualmasturbatin
○ doesnotreflectsexuality
● Relationships
○ shortlived
○ likelytobevictimsofviolenceorharassment
Sexualization
● Occurswhen:
○ personvaluecomefromsexappealorbehavior
○ personthatequatesphysicalattractivenesswithbeingsexy
○ sexuallyobjectified
○ sexualityimposed
● Effectsofsexualization?
○ decreaseselfesteem
○ impairedcognitiveandphysicalperformance
○ anxietyaboutbody,looks,andbodyimage
○ earlysexualintimacyandriskysexualbehaviors
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