FMST 101 Ch. 7 Sexuality and Sexual Expression Throughout Life Notes.pdf
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Department
Family and Human Services
Course
FMST 101
Professor
Andrew Quach
Semester
Spring

Description
FMST 101 Chapter 7: Sexuality and Sexual Expression Throughout Life ▯ Sexual Identity Sexual identity • The ways in which we express our sexual values, attitudes, feelings, and beliefs • Influenced by our perception of our gender ▯ Sexual Scripts • While sexual behavior is sometimes spontaneous, in general we have internalized sexual scripts. • Women are more assertive now than in past generations when it comes to sex • Men tend to be aggressive as a result of society expecting them to assert their masculinity in a number of way • Race and ethnicity play a role in our sexual scripts ▯ Why Do We Have Sex? People have sex for: • pleasure and procreation • celebrate a special occasion • personal gain (i.e., career advancement) • feel closer to their partner • peer pressure • restrictions of parents (act of rebellion) ▯ Sexual Behaviors • Most U.S. adults have had one or no sex partners in any given year. • For those who had no sex partners, abstinence cause by multiple factors • Chronic illness • Mental Health • Sexual dysfunction • Infidelity ▯ ▯ Sex in Marriage • Most married couples report being happy with their sex
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