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Family Relations and Human Development
FRHD 2100
Robin Milhausen

Human Sexuality Chapter 1 Erotic Arousing sexual feelings or desires Gender Ones personal, social, and legal status as male or female Gender Roles Complex clusters of the ways males and females are exected to behave within a given cultures Human Sexuality The ways we experience and express outseles as sexual beings Values The beliefs and qualities in life that are deemed important or unimportant, right or wrong, desirable, or undesirable Phallic Worship Veneration of the penis as a symbol of generative power. Phallic Symbol An object the represents the penis Incest Taboo The prohibition against intercourse with close blood relatives. Polygamy The practice of having two or more spouses at the same time. Monogamy The practice of only having one spouse. Pederasty Sexual love between a man and a boy. Bisexual Sexually responsive to either gender. Courtesan A prostitute, especially the mistress of a noble or wealthy man.
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