Socialization and sexuality
The basis for a mutually intimate sexual relationship is each partner's orientation toward sexuality and what is learned in their family-of-origin
Link communication and sexual relationships
communication is crucial in the development of an intimate sexual relationship.
Sexual communication is...
people exchanging verbal and nonverbal messages in a mutual effort to co-create meaning about sexual beliefs, attitudes, values, and/or behavior.
How do sex and communication interrelate?
Sex is an act of communication and self-disclosure, verbal and nonverbal communication is essential for rewarding sexual episodes
Family communication about sex falls into three categories
sexually neglectful, sexually abustive, and sexually healthy
Satisfaction with family discussions about sex is dependent on...
The ability to communicate supportively about sex revolves around...
an attitude of openness
For discussion to have the greatest impact, they should ________, before the child is____
become part of the family pattern, 16
Parent-child communication about sex that is frequent and that is regarded as effective tends to facilitate...
children's open discussion with dating partners