biological distinction between
females and males.
refers to behavior, power, and
privileges a society attaches to
being fe...
•
•
• Sex is determined at conception
as a male sperm joins the female
ovum.
INTERSEXUAL PEOPLE
(hermaphrodites)
• people whose bodies
(including genitals) have
both female and male
characteristics.
TRANSSEXUAL PEOPLE
• people who feel they are one sex
even though biologically they are
the other.
Examples:
Kevin Balot
T...
The truth is…
• Beatie, who was born a woman, had a
surgery to remove his breasts and
legally changed his sex from female
...
• For humans, sex is a matter of cultural
meaning and personal choice rather than
biological programming.
• Sexual practic...
a norm
forbidding sexual relations or marriage
between certain relatives
• exists in all societies because
regulating sexu...
• The Sexual Revolution
• The Sexual Counterrevolution
• Premarital Sex
• Sex between Adults
• Extramarital Sex
• Sex over...
• peaked in the 1960s and 1970s
• drew sexuality out into the open
• Baby boomers were the first
generation to grow up wit...
• which began around 1980
• aimed criticism at ―permissiveness‖
• urged a return to more traditional
―family values.‖
• sexual intercourse before
marriage—among young people.
Among all U.S. adults, sexual activity varies:
• 1/3 report having sex with a partner a few times
a year or not at all;
• ...
- commonly called as ―adultery‖.
• widely viewed as wrong
• just 25 percent of married men and10
percent of married women ...
• Most young men become sexually active
by the time they reach sixteen and women
by the age of seventeen.
- a person’s romantic and emotional
attraction to another person.
Four Sexual Orientation
1. HETEROSEXUALITY
- norm in all...
2. HOMOSEXUALITY
- sexual attraction to some
one of the same sex
3. BISEXUALITY
- sexual attraction to people of both sexes
4. ASEXUALITY
- lack of sexual attraction to people of either sex
• Sexual Orientation: A Product of
Society
• Sexual Orientation: A Product of
Biology
• gained strength during the 1960s
• The gay rights movement also began using
the term homophobia to describe
discomfort o...
1. Teen Pregnancy - pregnancy in
human females under the
age of 20 at the time that the
pregnancy ends.
2. Pornography - is
sexually explicit material
intended to cause
sexual arousal.
3. Prostitution - is the
selling of sexual
services
Call girls
Employed in
―massage parlors‖
Streetwalkers
• 1. Call girls - are elite prostitutes, typically
young, attractive, and well-educated women who
arrange their own ―dates...
• Most prostitutes offer heterosexual
services.
• However, gay male prostitutes also trade
sex for money. Researchers repo...
• Rape – a violent act that uses sex to
hurt, humiliate, or control another person
• Date Rape – also known as ―acquaintan...
•
highlights society’s need to regulate sexual
activity and especially reproduction. One
universal norm is the incest tabo...
• links
sexuality to social inequality. Feminist theory claims that
men dominate women by devaluing them to the level of
s...
• - a body of research findings that
challenges the heterosexual bias
in U.S. society
• - a view that labels anyone who is...
Sosci report sexuality
Sosci report sexuality
Sosci report sexuality
Sosci report sexuality
Sosci report sexuality
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  1. 1. biological distinction between females and males. refers to behavior, power, and privileges a society attaches to being female or male.
  2. 2. • •
  3. 3. • Sex is determined at conception as a male sperm joins the female ovum.
  4. 4. INTERSEXUAL PEOPLE (hermaphrodites) • people whose bodies (including genitals) have both female and male characteristics.
  5. 5. TRANSSEXUAL PEOPLE • people who feel they are one sex even though biologically they are the other. Examples: Kevin Balot Thomas Beatie
  6. 6. The truth is… • Beatie, who was born a woman, had a surgery to remove his breasts and legally changed his sex from female to male.
  7. 7. • For humans, sex is a matter of cultural meaning and personal choice rather than biological programming. • Sexual practices vary considerably from one society to another (examples include kissing, ideas about modesty, and standards of beauty).
  8. 8. a norm forbidding sexual relations or marriage between certain relatives • exists in all societies because regulating sexuality, especially reproduction, is a necessary element of social organization. • specific taboos vary from one society to another.
  9. 9. • The Sexual Revolution • The Sexual Counterrevolution • Premarital Sex • Sex between Adults • Extramarital Sex • Sex over the Life Course
  10. 10. • peaked in the 1960s and 1970s • drew sexuality out into the open • Baby boomers were the first generation to grow up with the idea that sex was a normal part of social life.
  11. 11. • which began around 1980 • aimed criticism at ―permissiveness‖ • urged a return to more traditional ―family values.‖
  12. 12. • sexual intercourse before marriage—among young people.
  13. 13. Among all U.S. adults, sexual activity varies: • 1/3 report having sex with a partner a few times a year or not at all; • Another 1/3 have sex once to several times a month; • The remaining 1/3 have sex two or more times a week. Example: Sex and the City tv show
  14. 14. - commonly called as ―adultery‖. • widely viewed as wrong • just 25 percent of married men and10 percent of married women report being sexually unfaithful to their spouses at some time.
  15. 15. • Most young men become sexually active by the time they reach sixteen and women by the age of seventeen.
  16. 16. - a person’s romantic and emotional attraction to another person. Four Sexual Orientation 1. HETEROSEXUALITY - norm in all human societies - sexual attraction to someone of the other sex.
  17. 17. 2. HOMOSEXUALITY - sexual attraction to some one of the same sex
  18. 18. 3. BISEXUALITY - sexual attraction to people of both sexes
  19. 19. 4. ASEXUALITY - lack of sexual attraction to people of either sex
  20. 20. • Sexual Orientation: A Product of Society • Sexual Orientation: A Product of Biology
  21. 21. • gained strength during the 1960s • The gay rights movement also began using the term homophobia to describe discomfort over close personal interaction with people thought to be gay, lesbian, or bisexual (Weinberg, 1973).
  22. 22. 1. Teen Pregnancy - pregnancy in human females under the age of 20 at the time that the pregnancy ends.
  23. 23. 2. Pornography - is sexually explicit material intended to cause sexual arousal.
  24. 24. 3. Prostitution - is the selling of sexual services
  25. 25. Call girls Employed in ―massage parlors‖ Streetwalkers
  26. 26. • 1. Call girls - are elite prostitutes, typically young, attractive, and well-educated women who arrange their own ―dates‖ with clients by telephone. • 2. Employed in ―massage parlors‖ or brothels under the control of managers - have less choice about their clients, receive less money for their services, and get to keep no more than half of the money they earn. • 3. Streetwalkers - women and men who ―work the streets‖ of large cities around the country. Some female streetwalkers are under the control of male pimps who take most of their earnings. Many others are people with a substance addiction who sell sex in order to buy drugs.
  27. 27. • Most prostitutes offer heterosexual services. • However, gay male prostitutes also trade sex for money. Researchers report that many gay prostitutes end up selling sex after having suffered rejection by family and friends because of their sexual orientation (Weisberg, 1985; Boyer, 1989; Kruks, 1991).
  28. 28. • Rape – a violent act that uses sex to hurt, humiliate, or control another person • Date Rape – also known as ―acquaintance rape‖ is used to refer to forcible sexual violence against women by men they know
  29. 29. • highlights society’s need to regulate sexual activity and especially reproduction. One universal norm is the incest taboo, which keeps family relations clear. • emphasizes the various meanings people attach to sexuality. The social construction of sexuality can be seen in sexual differences between societies and in changing sexual patterns over time.
  30. 30. • links sexuality to social inequality. Feminist theory claims that men dominate women by devaluing them to the level of sexual objects. Queer theory claims our society has a heterosexual bias, defining anything different as ―queer.‖
  31. 31. • - a body of research findings that challenges the heterosexual bias in U.S. society • - a view that labels anyone who is not heterosexual as ―queer‖

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