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    • Studying Human Sexuality Chapter 1 Charles Lohman
    • Introduction
      • Human sexuality – an area of research and study focusing on all aspects of humans as sexual beings
      • Personal sexual philosophy – A person’s unique foundation of knowledge, attitude, and actions relating to what the person wants and who he or she is as a sexual being
    • Experiencing Human Sexuality
      • We experience sexuality in many personal and subjective ways
      • Enriching Self-Knowledge
        • Your perception of your own sexuality is a major part of you self-identity
        • Gender identity – The sex (male or female) that a person identifies himself or herself to be
        • Sexual orientation – Term specifying the sex of those to whom a person is primarily romantically, emotionally, and sexually attracted
      • Sex Is Emotional
        • These feelings may include general discomfort, confusion, anxiety, embarrassment, anger
      • Developing Morals and Values
        • Knowing yourself sexually is based on your personal set of morals and values
    • Experiencing Human Sexuality
      • Making Responsible Choices
        • One factor in making responsible sexual choices is having a clear sense of your sexual morals and values
        • The more accurate and complete information you have about sex, the better prepared you are to make responsible choices about your behavior
      • Sex Is More than Intercourse
        • Many behaviors can be sexually fulfilling in themselves
      • Enhancing Sexual Fulfillment
        • The foundation for sexual fulfillment is based on accurate and authoritative information
    • Understanding Human Sexuality
      • It’s More Complex than You Think
        • The biology of sex is far simpler than the psychological and social intricacies of sexual feelings, desires, choices, interaction, and behaviors
      • People Know a Lot about Sex – And Much of It Is Wrong
        • Informal sex education network
          • Most of the sexual knowledge you possess probably came from your personal collection of casual, nonscientific sources
      • Tolerance and Respect for Sexual Diversity
        • Research has demonstrated that students who take human sexuality courses increase their comfort level with various diverse groups
    • Understanding Human Sexuality
      • What is “Normal” Sexuality
        • One of the most common concerns people have about their sexuality is whether or not they are “normal”
          • But what is “normal”
      • Sexual Health
        • Refers to a wide range of physical, psychological, and emotional issues relating to your sexuality
      • Parenting
        • As a parent, one of your important responsibilities is teaching your children about sex
      • Evaluating Sexual Research
        • Your ability to sort, analyze, and interpret sexual material
    • Source
      • Human Sexuality (Second Edition) by Roger R. Hock (ISBN-10: 0-205-66071-1)