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Human Sexuality Test 3
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Gay men and lesbian woman are twice as likely to be in a mixed race relationship compared to straight men and women
The number of cohabiting couples has decreased slightly over the last 10 years
couples who were already engaged prior to living together have the same chance of divorce as couples who marry without living together first
married men and women both report that sex is integral to a good marriage, although women often report higher sexual needs than men
people who are married tend to be happier and healthier and have longer lives than either widowed or divorced persons of the same age
in 2009 the number of unmarried women outnumbered the number of married women for the first time in US history
current research indicates that high school graduates are more likely to marry than those with college degrees
most married adults report that over time their marital satisfaction and happiness gradually decline
legal marriage offers the same right to same sex couples as both domestic partnerships and civil unions
a civil union performed in one state is typically not recognized in other states, even if the state has civil or domestic partnership laws
a recent study found that women initial 2/3 of all divorces
all of the following are reasons "dating" on college campuses has declined EXCEPT
there are more male students than female students
what is a typical characteristic of those who most often report being open to interracial dating?
politically liberal, younger, less religious-- all of these
what does the "half- age-plus-seven" rule?
this rule indicates a person should not date someone under half their age plus seven years.
related to sexuality in dating relationships, couples who wait to have sex in a relationship:
experience better relationship outcomes
Many and more older couples decide to live together in place of marriage
Many older adults who experience the death of a spouse will remarry
All of the following EXCEPT this are reasons given for increased rates of cohabitation among the US
Over the last few years, what correlation was found related to cohabitation rates and financial status?
There was an increase in cohabitation rates where one partner was unemployed
One research study shows that 40% of married couples have sexual intercourse two or more times a week
almost all couples whether dating, living together, or married expect sexual exclusivity from each other
the average age at first marriage in the US from 1970 until now...
what is a factor related to why older men are more likely than older women to remarry after the death of a spouse?
men tend to marry younger women
related to REAL Research information, a study by Coan in 2014 using MRI results showed:
the brains of married couples reacted less to stress than the brains of cohabiting couples.
Men are more likely than women to have emotional but not sexual affairs, whereas women are more likely than men to have sexual affairs
according to John Gottman, what is the most important predictor of marital satisfaction for both men and women?
Quality of the friendship
related to research on sex within marriages, what has been found
the frequency of sexual behavior is not correlated with relationship satisfaction
what is true related to extramarital sexual relations in the US?
couples who live together are more likely to cheat than couples who are married
relate to the overall impact on marital relationships, what type of affair has been found to have the LEAST affect?
what statement describes research findings related to internet infidelity?
most online communication is limited to flirting and sexual talk, but does not progress to behaviors such as mutual masturbation
what state was the first to legalize same sex civil unions?
mixed-race couples have higher rates of divorce than same race couples
according to the Defense of Marriage Act, what defines a spouse?
a person of the other sex
between 1990 and 2008, births increased in which group?
the interval between marriage and the arrival of children is an important factor for stronger marriages. waiting longer promotes stability.
the more religious a person is, the more conservative views they hold about divorce
on average, married couples in which of the following conditions report the lowest levels of marital satisfaction?
couples with two teenagers
comparing divorce rates within the first 10 years of marriage, what is true regarding divorce rates of couples married in the 1970s and couples in the 1990s?
the percentage of couples that divorced within the first 10 years decreased form the 70s to the 90s
who is more likely to initiate the divorce?
a higher than usual divorce rate occurs among couples who
have been divorced- or had divorced parents, married at a young age, had children too quickly after marriage---ALL OF THESE
ten years following a divorce, who is more likely to say if was the right decision?
current researchers believe that sexual fantasies are experienced by sexually unsatisfied people.
research on mens and womens fantasies show that gender differences are decreasing related to sexual fantasies
masturbation rates remain constant over the lifespan
if ones partner is free of STIs it is safe to swallow the male ejaculate
most couples maintain eye contact during sex and other sexual behaviors
men are not capable of faking erections
to achieve deepest penetration, couples should use the side by side position for intercourse
Master's and Johnson's model of the sexual response cycle has been criticized for being based too much on a medical model
the most frequently reported sexual behavior among gay males is anal sex
Kiandra says she chooses to be abstinent; we can most likely assume the she does not engage in:
what best describes the role of testosterone in sexual behavior?
important for both male and female sexual behavior
according to your text, students from households with married parents and traditional family backgrounds are more likely to:
have fewer lifetime sexual partners
high levels of religiosity are correlated with low levels of
according to the sexual response cycle proposed by Masters and Johnson, when do men and women experience the four phases of physiological arousal?
During all sexual behaviors that progress from excitement to orgasm
which of the following can affect the sexual response cycle in women>
the amount of time spent in each response cycle, previous childbearing, menstrual cycle--- all of these
what change occurs in a woman's breast during sexual arousal (excitement, plateau, and orgasmic stages)
nipples may become erect
if a woman is clearly sexually aroused, and the clit has pulled behind the clitoral hood, what stage of the sexual response cycle is she most likely in?
which stage of the sexual response cycle is characterized by blood leaving the genitals, erection disappearing, muscles relaxing, and breathing and heart rate returning to normal?
what culture is known for being the first to teach men how to achieve multiple orgasms by delaying or withholding ejaculation?
some critics of masters and johnsons 4-phase response cycle believe that if focuses too much on
kaplans model of sexual response differs from the masters and johnson model in the kaplan contends that sexual response starts with
what are sexual conitions
thoughts about sex
which of the following sexual fantasies are reportedly more common among men than women?
having an aggressive partner
while masturbation is common for both men and women, what is one of the most common differences related to gender and masturbation?
frequency of masturbation
which of the following sexual behaviors is most prevalent among heterosexual men and women, regardless of age?
what position for sexual intercourse is suggested as the most effective for procreation?
male on top
what position for sexual intercourse do sex therapist often recommend for couples who are experiencing difficulties with early ejaculation or lack of female orgasm?
female on top
evidence from studies of biological differences in sexual orientation is most likely to lead to what conclusion>
biology probably interacts with social influences in predicting sexual orientation
what has been found related to birth order and sexual orientation?
gay men have more older brothers than heterosexual men
what greatly influenced the harsh attitude toward same sex behaviors in the early american colonies?
the puritanical origins of the early settlers
low family acceptance during the coming out process is related to increased risk of
suicide, use of illegal drugs, unprotected sexual activity
what state struck down its laws against same sex adoption in 2010?
which of the following is TRUE about children raised by same sex parents?
children of same sex parents have been found to be equally well socially, emotionally, and cognitively compared to children of heterosexual parents
which of the following describes hate crimes?
hate crimes include crimes motivated by hatered of religion, sex, race and sexual orientation, hate crimes are known as message crimes--- all the above
if you wanted to find a religious denomination that is the most accepting of homosexuatliy you would go where?
united church of christ
what has been considered a victory for gay rights advocates during the obama administration?
repeal of the dont ask, dont tell
new research in the area of prenatal and adult hormone levels is providing strong evidence for biological theories of sexual orientation
which statement best corresponds to data in your text related to fertility rates?
the largest increase in birth rates was among women in th 30-44 year age group
about how long does an ovum live in the female reproductive system?
at what point of fertilization does implantation in the uterus typically occur?
5-8 day after fertilization
what is a common sign of early pregnancy?
morning sickness is most likely caused by
increased estrogen and progesterone
using info on what we know about rates of morning sickness across cultures, what statement is most likely accurate?
women who are vegan or vegetarian will have less morning sickness
what is the name of the hormone that pregnancy tests detect to indicate pregnancy?
Human Chorionic Gonadotropin (hCG)
Jackie has irregular periods, therefore, she did not realize she was already 14 weeks pregnant when she took a home pregnancy test. However, the test was negative. What explains this?
hCG levels peak in the 2nd and 3rd month of pregnancy and then drop off to levels that might not be detected by a home test.
how is the due date for a pregnancy calculated?
from the first day of the last period
what medical procedure can be used for sex selection of an embryo?
microsorting, genetic embryo testing, amniocentesis
you are infertile if you have unprotected sex this long without getting pregnant
Ryan and Paul are gay and trying to have a baby with a biological connection to them. Which method is their doctor likely to recommend?
What point in pregnancy do the women have an increased sex drive?
which vitamin supplement are pregnant women advised to take?
folic acid, b6, iron
which of the following has NOT been linked to cigarette use during pregnancy?
abnormal facial development
current research has found a connection between _____ and an increased risk of having a child with an autism spectrum disorder
use of some antidepressants and fathers age at time of conception
what statement about oral sex during pregnancy is true?
some cultures believe the semen is essential throughout the pregnancy for proper fetal development
what percent of all pregnancies end in miscarriage?
what percent of babies are born on their due date?
what time of year are women more likely to get pregnant>
summer and late december
if a baby is born at 24 weeks- what are its chances of survival?
50% or greater
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