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Chapter 01 - Constructing Sex, the Sexual, and the Erotic.docx

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Chapter 1 – Constructing Sex, The Sexual, and the Erotic Doing it: The Social Construction of Sex Sex can’t really be defined, as it is many things. Its meaning can vary via time and culture and is something we learn slowly over time. Therefore, the meaning of sex is a product of both individual and social factors. When deconstructing sex, it’s found to be a social enterprise, affected by external factors to the individual. The Social Constructionist Paradigm Three frameworks, as discovered by Lynne Segal, for thinking about sex are the spiritual, biological, and social. Essentialists define sex as a product of organic and biochemical processes. They also feel humans are either born straight/gay. Social constructionism argues that our perception
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