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Sexuality and Gender terms


Department
Sociology
Course Code
SOCA01H3
Professor
Malcolm Mac Kinnon

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Sociology Terms-Gender and Sexuality, October 5 th
, 2010
Ubiquity
The state or capacity of being everywhere, esp. at the same time; omnipresence
Taboo
Proscribed by society as improper or unacceptable
Libido
Sexual instinct or sexual drive.
Kinsey
US zoologist, who directed a survey of human sexual behaviour
Masters and Johnson
They pioneered research into the nature of human sexual response and the diagnosis and
treatment of sexual disorders and dysfunctions
Cher Hite Report
Conducted several studies for the cosmopolital survey research studies which examines
actually sexual behaviours
Ovum
The female reproductive cell or gamete of animals, which is capable of developing, usually
only after fertilization, into a new individual.
Embryo
In the early stages of development within the womb, in humans up to the end of the second
month.
Testicular
of or pertaining to the testes
Hermaphrodites
an individual in which reproductive organs of both sexes are present
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