CHAPTER 6: SEXUALITY
Sexuality represents an integral component of development. Too often adolescents are negatively
stere...
________ as their relationship gets ________ . Both sexes believe sexual ________ is more
________ when the couple is in _...
they are ________ than their ________ , but they are not sure ________ . In the coming out
stage, individuals know they ha...
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Psychology 12
Los Angeles Valley College
Dr. Ali Ghassemi

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Chapter 6

  1. 1. CHAPTER 6: SEXUALITY Sexuality represents an integral component of development. Too often adolescents are negatively stereotyped, but sexual development is a normal part of adolescent development. With both ________ and ________ , adolescents are compelled to establish a ________ identity. Adolescent sexuality becomes the ________ of ________ for youths through ________ , ________ , and ________ development. The ________ approach to sexuality reflects a double ________ . Sexual ________ and sexual ________ has been permitted for ________ , but the same has been ________ to ________ . Parents often ________ the level of ________ activity in their teens, perhaps because they don’t want to ________ about it. Conversely, Teens ________ their ________ , especially their mother’s ________ of such behavior. With increased sexual ________ in the larger culture, there has been an increased ________ in ________ sexuality. Although the greatest ________ has occurred in ________ attitudes, ________ continue to have a more ________ view of sex and ________ are more likely to view sex as part of ________ relationship. So, for ________ sex is an expression of ________ and ________ . For both sexes, ________ and ________ now involves less ________ for the future. This ________ allows teens to ________ in sexual behavior ________ in relationships and at an ________ age. During adolescence, sexual behavior follows the ________ kissing, petting, intercourse, and oral sex. Currently, researchers are finding that adolescents are ________ until they are ________ to have sexual ________ . However this varies by ________ , for example __ % of males living in the ________ city and in low ____ communities report having had ________ by age ___. Early ________ is also linked to early sexual activity. ________ are more likely than ________ to say they are sexually ________ and to say that it is an ________ experience. Also some cultures actively ________ sexual ________ , others advocate ________ sexual contact until ________ . Among ________ , ________ report first intercourse as earlier than other ethnic groups. A study among teens in ________ area found that ________ males experience first sexual intercourse at a median age of ___ , white males ___ , Latino males, ___ and Asian American males at ___ . Among females, ________ and ________ report first sexual intercourse at ___ years and Latino at ___ years. ________ both provide a necessary ________ mechanism that supports the ________ aspects of sexual behavior and intensifies the ________ consequences of sexual behavior (________ , ________ ), but not necessarily a ________ need for sex. A sexual ________ is a stereotyped pattern of ________ prescriptions for ________ and ________ indicating how they should ________ sexually. The ________ sexual script links sexual behavior with ________ and more ________ than ________ say ________ is the reason they are sexually ________ . ________ are more likely to make ________ advances and ________ limit the sexual ________ . A common adolescent sexual ________ involves the ________ being sexually ________ and it being ________ to the ________ to set ________ . Both sexes become more IM 7 | 1
  2. 2. ________ as their relationship gets ________ . Both sexes believe sexual ________ is more ________ when the couple is in ________ than when dating without ________ . In all stages ________ are more ________ than ________ . ________ expect sexual ________ earlier in the relationship. Studies also show that ________ are more ________ to engage in sexual behavior they consider ________ than ________ . ________ almost always believe couples should exercise ________ sex, whereas ________ don’t hold that attitude. By the end of adolescence the majority of individuals have had sexual intercourse. Adolescents who have sexual intercourse before the age of ___ are at risk for a number of problems, ________ and ________ . Teens who engage in sexual behavior early are less likely to use ________ , more ________ to become involved with ________ , have lower grades in school, ________ , behavioral ________ , ________ , and ________ family relationships. Behavior practices that have become more ________ or considered ________ , over the last __ years include: ________ , ________ sex, ________ sex, ________ , and ________ . Age, culture, and religion influence individual acceptance of each type of sexual behavior as well. The five layers of erotic life, from the deepest layer, sexual identity, to the most surface layer, sexual performance, clarify normal sexual order and identify sexual disorders and dysfunction. Sexual identity is defined by ________ and ________ identification. These attributes contribute to an individual’s deepest layer of normal sexual identity. Sexual orientation represents the second layer. Sexual interest is identified as the third layer. ________ toward a type of ________ , ________ of the body, and ________ in relation to sexual ________ or ________ represent sexual interest. Sex role, is reflected in the ________ demonstration of ________ or ________ . Sexual performance, the behavior that the individual demonstrates with the preferred ________ under preferable ________ , represents the fifth level. Normal performance is associated with ________ , ________ , and ________ . The ________ the layer at which ________ occurs, the more ________ it becomes for the individual to ________ The adolescent experience includes the difficult topic of homosexuality because Gay and lesbian identity has not been studied extensively in adolescence. Most gay adolescents say they feel different from other boys as children. The development of a sexual identity process can be considerably more ________ for gay youth. Because our society ________ homosexuality, homosexual youth may feel ________ to ________ their sexual identity. Homosexual adolescents go through ___ stages of sexual identity development. During sensitization, the first stage, the youth (typically ________ ) has ________ feelings without ________ what these ________ mean. It is at this time that youth begin to feel ________ from their ________ , although they do not fully understand ________ or ________ they are ________ . The next stage, identity confusion, usually occurs during ________ . Now the individual ________ than he or she may be ________ . This is followed by identity assumption, when the individual ________ out as a ________ . The final stage is commitment. The individual ________ a homosexual ________ in the ________ stage. Coleman (1982) has identified five stages of coming out: pre-coming out, coming out, exploration, first relationship, and identity integration. During the pre-coming out stage individuals ________ IM 7 | 2
  3. 3. they are ________ than their ________ , but they are not sure ________ . In the coming out stage, individuals know they have ________ feelings but are not sure of their ________ . In the exploration stage they begin to ________ with their ________ . During this stage individuals have to develop ________ skills in order to meet ________ who are ________ . In the first relationship stage individuals further develop their ________ skills for ________ relationships. In the identity integration stage individuals ________ their homosexual ________ to include both their ________ and ________ self. Disclosure of homosexuality typically occurs with ________ , ________ , and finally ________ . Sexual minority youth have smaller ________ networks and ________ more about losing ________ compared to their ________ counterparts. Because homosexuality is ________ , homosexual teenagers may engage in self- ________ . Adolescent ________ and ________ mothers continue to be a serious dilemma in the United States even though the rate is lower than it was in the ________ . The adolescent pregnancy rate is at least ___ times the rate in Western European countries. Pregnancy leading to childbirth before age 17 is characterized by ________ risks of pregnant teens; children with ________ problems; infants with ________ ; children with lower ________ scores; children with more ________ difficulties; children with more ________ ; mothers ________ out of ________ ; mothers and infants living in ________ ; only __ percent of mothers complete ________ by age __ and only __ percent of adolescent fathers remain ________ . Forcible sexual behavior and sexual harassment are unfortunate byproducts of our ________ culture. Four issues that are recognized as highly destructive to the individual involved and to society as a whole are 1) rape, forced, ________ sexual ________ ; 2)date and acquaintance rape, ________ sexual activity with a known ________ ; 3)quid pro quo sexual harassment, ________ sexual ________ in exchange for ________ from negative ________ ; 4) hostile environmental sexual harassment, forced sexual ________ that ________ influences ________ . IM 7 | 3

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