This is how people experience the erotic and express themselves as sexual beings.
This is the capacity that human beings have for erotic experiences and responses.
It is also the awareness of themselves as males and females in their different capacities to represent their different roles bestowed upon them by their societies.
Sexuality in relation to the human person
The human person is described to be a being combined with a body and soul. He is a rational being responsible for the decisions he makes.
He has individuality and freedom with the implication of rights and duties
Human sexual behavior is different from those of other animals, in that it was practiced for reasons beside copulation
Current understanding is that many species that were formerly believed to be monogamous have proven to be promiscuous and opportunistic
Sexual ethics/sexual morality
These are the aspects of ethics that deals with issues arising from all aspects of sexuality and human sexual behavior.
Sexual ethics relate to community and personal standards concerned with the conduct of interpersonal relationships. It deals with issues of consent, sexual relation before marriage and/or while married.
It deals with issues of marital fidelity and premarital and non-marital sex .
Sexual ethics is concerned with questions of how gender and power are expressed through sexual behavior .
The ideal of human sexuality
Human sexuality is set for the expression of love in a marital relationship.
It is only to be expressed in marriage between a man and his wife while seeking the highest good of the other partner. It is generally accepted by society and anything that undermines it often leads to a societal imbalance.
Ideals against human sexuality
Proposed reasons for sexual misconduct
Lack of satisfaction
Favors e.g. promotions
Drugs and substance abuse
Lack of good role models and moral standing
Exposure to uncensored media
Theories and contribution
Analysis suggested men in both positions of domination and subordination may use their sexuality to maintain their power.
Behaviors adopted include;
Horseplay-as an expression of male power in the face of other men.
Exploitation of sexuality-e.g. Women can be exploited by hiring attractive assistants to secure business deals.
Sexual harassment-can be a powerful way to exclude women from a male environment
Stages of development, that which lead to human sexuality, relationships and marriage