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  • 2. What is human sexuality?
    • 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.
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  • 4. 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
  • 5.
    • 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
  • 6. 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 .
  • 7.
    • Sexual ethics is concerned with questions of how gender and power are expressed through sexual behavior .
  • 8. 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.
  • 9. Ideals against human sexuality
    • Child sexuality
    • Fornication
    • Adultery
    • Rape
    • Prostitution
    • Bestiality
    • Homosexuality
    • Bisexuality
    • Nudity
    • Incest
    • Pornography
    • Perversion
  • 10. Proposed reasons for sexual misconduct
    • Emotional needs
    • Lack of satisfaction
    • Favors e.g. promotions
    • Promiscuity
    • Status quo
    • Drugs and substance abuse
    • Lack of good role models and moral standing
    • Revenge
    • Curiosity
    • Exposure to uncensored media
  • 11. Theories and contribution
    • Hearn 1985
    • 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
  • 12. Stages of development, that which lead to human sexuality, relationships and marriage
    • Identify a compatibility partner
    • Involve communication- seek to understand
    • yourself before you seek to understand others.
    • Dating and courtship
    • Different levels of relationships e.g. engagement
    • Marriage
  • 13. Effects of negative sexuality
    • Divorce
    • Unwanted pregnancies
    • Single parenting
    • Abortion
    • STI’S
    • infertility
    • Death
    • Trauma
    • School dropouts
    • High number of delinquents
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