Human Sexuality Final
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Menstruation consists of...
all of the above: blood, mucus, and endometrial tissue
Women's menstrual cycles...
average 28 days but usually vary by at least 8 days
The fluid that may appear at the tip of the penis prior to orgasm is produced by the...
Cancer of the ________ is the most common nonskin type of cancer in men.
Many couples avoid sexual intercourse during menstruation because...
of socially learned negative attitudes
Feminine hygiene products...
none of the above: regular use, prevent infection, or normal
Women should start having regular pelvic exams and Pap smear tests...
when they start having sexual intercourse
The external female genitalia are collectively known as the...
The human penis becomes erect during sexual arousal because of...
blood filling it
_______ prevented states from interfering with abortion decisions made between a woman and her physician.
Roe v. Wade
The external sac in men that contains the testicles is the...
none of the above: sexual experience, primates, or easily broken
Other than skin cancer, the most common cancer in women is...
the _______ has a reproductive function and also a urinary function.
The smooth rounded end of the penis is called the...
Which of the following structures is NOT part of the vulva; mons veneris, labia, cervix, urethra?
all of the above: sensitive, same tissue as penis, only function is sexual pleasure
In women, the urethral opening is located between the...
clitoris and vaginal opening
Which of the following statements about a woman's breasts is TRUE?
breast size is unrelated to sensitivity or sexual responsiveness
Which of the following produces most of the fluid in semen?
prostate gland and seminal vesicles
The fertility awareness methods of birth control attempt to predict...
when ovulation will occur
Regarding male circumcision, the American Academy of Pediatrics currently...
opposes the routine use of the operation, saying that normal bathing is just as effective for health reasons
The shaft of the penis is made up of...
parallel cylinders of spongy tissue
Sperm can be produced only at a temperature...
lower than normal body temperature
Emergency contraception can be used to prevent pregnancy when taken within ___ days of unprotected intercourse.
If an egg and sperm unite, it usually occurs in the...
Which of the following paths will an ovum take out of a woman's body if it is not fertilized?
ovary, Fallopian tube, uterus, vagina
Sperm are produced in the...
PROs of circumcision in newborns...
1. make him look "normal"
2. painful and longer healing when done later in life
3. thought of as "clean"
CONs of circumcision in newborns...
1. anesthesia might not be used
2. could cause permanent damage
3. can't be reversed
Birth control methods that DO offer some protection against STI's
female condoms, male condoms, and abstinence
2-3 most effective forms of birth control
most hormonal birth control pills
A person might believe Plan B is immoral if they believe life begins when? Why is this a problem?
at conception; it works before implantation and will not terminate an existing pregnancy
How does the abortion pill (RU-468) work?
RU-468 works after implantation by causing uterine contractions and expelling of tissue.
Why would most young women be surprised that most women just leave their pubic hair alone?
Most teens get a lot of info from the media, so they consider this normal. Porn mostly shows mostly only women without pubic hair. May compare with friends but the other girl is in the same situation and does what she sees.
Women's subjective descriptions of orgasms suggest that they...
may experience two or more different types of orgasms
the G-spot refers to...
the area on the front wall of the vagina that some women say is sensitive to the touch
Which of these responses occurs in men during the excitement phase of arousal?
the testicles are elevated towards the body
The clear fluid that often appears at the tip of the penis before orgasm is produced by the...
Studies indicate that the essence of orgasm lies in the...
The expulsion of semen from the penis is called...
Which of the following statements is NOT true?
level of circulating testosterone is greater in adult heterosexuals than adult homosexuals
Which of these statements about the origins of sexual orientation is most correct?
sexual orientation is predisposed, in part, by biological factors
The period of time after an orgasm in which it is physiologically impossible for a man to achieve another orgasm is called the...
The first person to study the physiological responses that occur during sexual arousal was...
Masters and Johnson
With regards to homosexuals as parents, which of the following is TRUE?
children raised by homosexuals usually grow up to be heterosexual
The physiological responses described by masters and johnson can occur as a result of...
any type of stimulation
In humans, erection of a mans penis results from...
spongy tissues becoming engorged with blood
Which of these responses is normal for women in the plateau phase?
all of the above: clitoris disappears, breasts swell, and secretion slows
Which of the following responses is never found in men?
In some cultures, cutting of the female genitals is done...
all of the above: reduce sexual desire, freedom from roles, and guarantee inheritance
Among men, differences in penis size are most apparent...
in the flaccid, unaroused state
Penis size is related to a man's...
none of the above: size weight or race
Most women indicate that...
their sexual pleasure during intercourse is not related to penis size
Most substances that have a reputation for enhancing sexual desire or performance work because...
of heightened expectations and the social situation
impairs sexual performance by depressing the central nervous system
Which of the following statements are TRUE?
"sex" refers to biological characteristics, whereas "gender" is the social construction of femininity and masculinity
Masters and Johnson observed that when men and women are sexually stimulated, physiologically...
women respond slower than men
An adult who feels that he or she is a member of the opposite sex is a _______.
Jim believes that men should work, support a family, and do the heavy labor around the home, like mowing the lawn. Jim is expressing what he believes to be his gender...
The genetic sex of a child is determined by...
An intersexual is an individual with...
a combination of male and female anatomical features, or chromosomal sex is inconsistent with anatomical sex
Which of these structures contract rhythmically during orgasm in women?
all of the above: vagina, uterus, anal sphincter muscles
Regarding multiple orgasms, which of the following is FALSE?
many men are capable of having multiple orgasms with ejaculation without having a refractory period
Regarding "ejaculation" in women, which of the following statements are FALSE?
the fluid is emitted from the vagina
John is a mechanic who not only does the household repairs and mows the lawn, but who also helps with the cooking, cleaning, and care of the baby. John is best described as...
Today, sexual orientation is viewed as a...
Which of the men is clearly demonstrating that he has homosexual tendencies?
a man who is sexually attracted only to other men, though he has not yet engaged in homosexual behavior
Which of these statements regarding teenage pregnancy is TRUE?
the US leads developed nations in yearly teenage pregnancy rates by a large margin
Children of teenage mothers are more likely than other children to...
all of the above: problems, lower scores, and victims
The physical responses associated with sexual arousal including orgasm , are first presented at...
Teaching children about their sexuality..
makes it no more likely they will engage in premarital sex than other children
boys do not usually ejaculate and girls do not menstruate
The physical changes in girls and boys at puberty are called...
secondary sex characteristics
Sexual activity is generally highest for...
married persons over age 25
Which of the following statements is FALSE?
the natural secretions of the genitals are unhealthy
Which one of these individuals would be considered sexually unhealthy?
a 20 year old who agrees to have sex, even tho doesn't want to.
all of the above: feels good, STDs, bacterial infections
Typically, the kind of couple having a sexual encounter that lasts the longest and is the most likely to result in a woman's multiple orgasms is...
a lesbian couple
Research demonstrates that abstinence only sex education...
has cost tax payers over $900 million dollars
not a cause of any sort of physical problems
Which of the following contraceptive methods does NOT offer women any protection against some STI's?
birth control pills
In which way do women's sexual fantasies differ from men's?
Peggy wants her lover Bob to have sex with her in different positions. Peggy...
is normal in her desire to try different positions
Regarding oral sex...
all of the above: popular, young adults, and less popular among african americans
If one has become sexually aroused by receiving physical or psychological pain, then the paraphilia is called...
If one becomes sexually aroused by viewing or having sex with a dead person, then the paraphilia is called...
If one becomes sexually aroused by pressing or rubbing against someone in a crowded or public place, then the paraphilia is called...
If one becomes sexually aroused by enhancement of sexual arousal by oxygen deprivation, then the paraphilia is called...
If one becomes sexually aroused by exposing one's genitals to an unwilling observer, then the paraphilia is called...
If a woman is sexually assaulted by a neighbor she's seen out in the yard, but never really talked with, then that would be and example of...
If a 14 year old starts dating a 20 year old and eventually they have sex, then the 20 year old is guilty of...
Which of the following are most likely to be raped?
A teenage girl 12-17 years old
What percent of all woman will be a victim of rape or attempted rape in her lifetime?