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Two factors in achieving sexual maturity
Becoming responsible about sex and developing a capacity for intimacy.
Adults who have never been married. This group includes those who intend to marry someday and those who have decided to remain single.
Median age of first marriage
25.8 for women and 28.3 for men
Common in adolescence, they are involved in two or more sexually intimate relationships prior to marriage.
Had never had intercourse, had rarely ever dated, and often had not engaged in any partnered sexual intimacy.
Had sexual experience but often reported it was not satisfying; they were unable to find and maintain relationships.
Persons in sexless relationships. Typically, the relationship included sex in the past, but the frequency gradually declined over time.
Game oriented cultural scripts for nightlife participation.
The stigmatizing and stereotyping of people who are not in a socially recognized couple relationship.
Where participants engage in sexual talk online for the purposes of sexual pleasure. It may or may not involve masturbation
-When they marry, these marriages are more likely to end in divorce than marriages not preceded by cohabitation.
-They have sex more often than married couples because they are concerned with the stability of the relationship.
The average American married couple
Have coitus two to three times per week when they are in their twenties, with the frequency gradually declining as they get older.
Two general explanations have been suggested for the age-related decline in frequency
Biological aging and habituation to sex with the partner.
Many married people masturbate
41 to 61 percent of married men and 44 to 52 percent of married women ages 18 to 49 reported solo masturbation in the preceding 90 days.
Satisfaction with sex has two components
Satisfaction with the sexual activity, and emotional satisfaction.
Four factors on happiness with sex life
1) Sense of calm about sexuality
2) Take delight in giving their partners sexual pleasure.
3)Listen to their partners are are aware of the partner's quirks, moods, likes and dislikes.
4) They talk, both in and out of bed, even though it is often difficult.
A study of parents 6 months and 4 years after the birth of their first child found that sexual frequency
Did not change significantly during that time; it remained low.
Characteristics of the relationship associated with greater likelihood of infidelity included
Reports of conflict, especially that the partner sexualized others, engaged in sexual withholding, and abused alcohol. Finally, among both men and women, dissatisfaction with the marriage and with marital sex was associated with susceptibility to infidelity.
Sex with someone other than the spouse.
Interpersonal exchange model
Focuses on the rewards and costs associated with the sexual relationship.
A romantic or sexual relationship initiated by online contact and maintained primarily via online communication.
A theory that states that people mentally calculate the benefits and costs for them in a relationship; their behavior is then affected by whether they feel there is equity or inequity, and they will act to restore equity if there is inequity.
According to this sociobiological perspective
extramarital ex occurs because some men and women carry in their genetic makeup something that motivates them to be unfaithful
What kind of people are swinger?
Majority are upper or middle class, above average in education and income, and employed in the professions and in management.
There are several forms of polyamory including
-The intentional family: involving three or more persons
-The group relationship: with committed, loving relationships involving three or more partners.
-Group marriage: involving three or more persons.
A form of extramarital sex in which married couples exchange partners with others.
The nonpossessive, honest, responsible, and ethical philosophy and practice of loving multiple people simultaneously.
Most divorced women, but fewer widowed women, return to having an active sex life
46 percent of divorced and widowed men and 58 percent of divorced and widowed women had sex a few times per year or not at all.
A period lasting about 15 or 20 years during which a woman's body makes the transition from being able to reproduce to not being able to reproduce.
Physical symptoms of menopause
Include hot flashes, night sweats, and vaginal dryness. A long-range effect of the decline of estrogen levels is osteoporosis.
The cessation of menstruation
May be helpful to some menopausal women, particularly for relief of physical discomfort such as hot flashes and some sexual problems such as lack of vaginal lubrication.
Hormonal Therapy problems
Higher incidence of heart attack, stroke, breast cancer, and blood clots.
Surgical removal of the uterus.
Surgical removal of the ovaries.
Surgical removal of the prostate.
Two factors that are critical in maintaining sexual capacity in old age
1) Good physical and mental health
2) Regularity of sexual expression
institutionalized apartment complexes and singles bars
living apart together (LAT)
intimate relationships involving unmarried persons who live in separate residences but consider themselves a couple
sexual activity involving a person in a committed relationship with a third person without the knowledge of the partner
sexual activity involving a person in a committed relationship with a third (or multiple) person(s) with the consent of the partner
sexual activity between a person a long term committed relationship and someone other than that person's partner; adultery, cheating
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