What influences our AttitudesToward Sex? Culture The Mass Media TV (16 and Pregnant, Bachelor) Music (Lady Gaga & Kesha vs. Marvin Gaye & Al Green) Print (Playboy vs. Cosmo) Parents Peers Past Relationships
Three General Orientationstoward Sex Procreational: sex is for making babies Recreational: sex is for fun Relational: sex is an expression of intimacyWhat orientation is most accepted in the US?
Changing Attitudes about Sex How have attitudes toward sex changed over the years? Why do you think this is? Is this good or bad?
The Talk When is the best time? Are there consequences for starting the talks too young? What should be said? Why is there a debate on what schools should teach our children about sex?
Sexual Invitations and Coercion Why do men typically initiate sex in early relationships? What is date rape? The rape paradox~ If you come out Victimized If you stay quiet Silenced Both cases, Power is removed… What do you think are some of the causes of date rape?
Sexual Harassment One out of every two working women is sexually harassed at some time. Women sometimes see behavior as more sexually harassing than men do. Various verbal and nonverbal behaviors can be interpreted as harassing, including: comments about a person’s body, dating relationships, or sexual activity touch, especially to vulnerable or intimate body parts
Responses to Sexual Harassment Passive: indirect strategies, such as ignoring the harassment or appeasing the harasser Assertive: directly telling the harasser to stop the behavior; issuing warnings or threats Retalitory: punishing or getting revenge on the harasser
Based on what you learned in this chapter, what strategies would you use to protect yourself from sexual coercion or harassment? Why do you think people misinterpret supposed sexual cues so often?
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