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Women reported more guilt than men.
Men reported more pleasure, & anxiety than women.
"True love waits" & "Virginity Pledge" programs effects on teens
-most who took the pledge engaged in premarital sex, less likely to use a condom who they 1st had intercourse, & more likely to substitute oral/anal sex in the place of vaginal sex.
-No difference in occurrence of STI's between pledgers & nonpledgers.
Females are more likely
to live up to their "true love waits" pledge.
Males losing virginity
-58% the women knew their partner was a virgin.
-59% of those who knew their partner was a virgin had a good experience.
-12% said it was "really bad."
-gender roles operative with 71% reported pressure to conform to traditional roles.
Out of 475 young Canadian adults in a study said that
-orgasm for 6% of females & 62% of males w/alcohol/drugs associated w/fewer positive experiences & higher sexual regret.
75% of males & 70% of females
say that having oral sex is not "having sex."
-the act of making one feel guilty/inferior for engaging in certain sexual behaviors that violate traditional dichotomous gender roles.
Common outcome of having sexual intercourse
on a couple's relationship is that they feel closer.
Comprehensive sex education
-learning experience which recommends abstinence but also discusses contraception & other means of pregnancy protection.
Florida offers comprehensive
sex education in every grade.
Relationship satisfaction & sexual satisfaction are related
-2 partners who are having relational problems are also most likely to not to have sexual satisfaction.
Being in a committed relationship
has the highest sexual satisfaction.
Japanese women on desire for longer foreplay, after play, & more influence over when sex occurred..
-partner's unilateral action during sex negatively affected quality of their sexual life with their partner.
-since Japanese women desired for those 3 things, it emphasizes the need for more sexual communication between partners.
Both men & women who reported initiating sex more frequently & who perceived
their partner as initiating more frequently, reported greater sexual satisfaction.
Negative mood resulting from job stress/unhappiness
at work was associated with sexual difficulties.
Being self-conscious of one's body image is negatively
associated with sexual functioning & frequency of sex w/a partner.
Spectatoring = mentally observing your sexual performance & that of your partner's
Spectatoring interferes w/each partner's sexual enjoyment bc it creates anxiety about performance & anxiety blocks performance.
-one can avoid this by relaxing, focus on & enjoy your own pleasure, & permit yourself to be sexually responsive.
Reasons people give for choosing to have oral sex rather than sexual intercourse
-because it's technically not "losing" their virginity or count as much.
-a sexually experienced person's deliberate decision to refrain from intimate encounters for a set period of time & to refer to that decision as a kind of virginity.
-applies to those who have lost control over their sexual behavior which is often accompanied by spiraling psychological deterioration (depression).
Factors associated with sexual fulfillment
-not asking things of the sexual relationship that it can't deliver.
-age/health(mental & physical
-sexual dysfunctions of self & partner.
-previous sexual experiences.
3.3% of undergrads said that
they delayed sexual intercourse too long in a new relationship.
-empowering women w/an egalitarian view of their sexuality.
-encourages women to be more assertive about their own sexual needs.
-giving them the option to experience sex in a variety of contexts w/o self-deprecation.
Factors associated with sexual readiness
-autonomy of decision (not influence by alcohol/peers).
-consensuality (both partners equally willing).
-absence of regret (the right time for me).
Anal sex is regarded as
"more intimate than regular sex."
New relationship energy.
27% of males & 20% of females in 'monogamous' relationships
reported having sex outside of the relationship.
27% of undergrad men in 'monogamous' relationships
reported oral, anal, or sexual intercourse with another partner.
Sexually complaint behavior
-whereby an individual willingly agrees to participate in sexual behavior w/o having desire to do so.
-46% of women & men reported engaging in this behavior.
women & men both held positive attitudes about female vibrator use.
-the sexual value system held by most undergrads.
If a woman wants to have an orgasm/feel emotionally satisfied w/her 1st intercourse
the strongest predictor of this outcome is a history of masterbation.
-moral guidelines for making sexual choices in non marital, material, heterosexual, & homosexual relationships.
-repeated exposure to a stimulus that results in the loss of its ability to reinforce.
-to over satisfy, leads to less sex.
In the last 12 months
4% of females reported being asexual.
Impact of the "virginity pledge" on condom use
less sex = less condom usage.
Greatest danger of anal sex
-rectum might tear
In the term "crime against nature,"
-nature refers to reproduction.
-crime refers to not producing babies.
Those who viewed porn only w/their partner's reported moe dedication & higher sexual satisfaction that those who viewed SEM alone.
While viewing porn is a behavior individuals may feel very differently about, there appear to be benefits of watching porn with their partner.
-frequent & severe pain from having anal sex.
Background characteristics of second virginity
-a result of physically painful sexual encounters.
-a result of emotionally distressing sexual encounters.
-a result of romantically depressing sexual encounters.
-rising above the pursuit of sexual pleasure into a life of self-discipline & self-denial.
Spouses are more likely to report a
higher emotional & physical satisfaction .
14 unintended pregnancies were avoided
due to the $1,000 spend on programs to educate teens about abstinence & pregnancy avoidance.
Being active in religion & affect on sexual behavior
-sexting & sexual intercourse are regarded as inappropriate if unmarried.
Flemish women had the most common sexual difficulties with
-absent/delayed orgasm (20.1%)
-hypoactive sexual desire (19.3%)
-lack of responsive desire (13.7%)
Flemish men had difficulties with
-hyperactive sexual desire (27.7%)
-premature ejaculation (12.2%)
-erectile difficulty (8.3%)
Traditional gender roles interfere w/& inhibit a sexually fulfilling relationship.
-these roles dictate that the woman shouldn't initiate sex, be submissive, disregard her own pleasure, not give accurate feedback to the male.
-by disavowing these roles, adopting egalitarian perspective, & engaging in new behavior the couple are on the path to a new/more fulfilling relationship.
Golden rule & sexual interaction
-"Do unto others as you would have them do unto you" isn't helpful, bc what you like may not be the same as what your partner wants.
negative mood resulting from job stress/unhappiness at work was associated with
sexual difficulties, having low job stress, high income, emotional intimacy with one's partner, & having children were associated with sexual health.
Various sexual behaviors individuals engage in
-kissing / masturbation
-vaginal intercourse / first intercourse
Various relationship contexts in which sexual behavior occurs
-never married individuals / married individuals.
-divorced individuals/friend with benefits.
-concurrent sexual partnerships / swinging relationships.
Importance of condom assertiveness
-important not only for sexual/anal intercourse, but for oral sex.
-not to use a condom is to increase the risk of contracting a STI.
Prerequisites to sexual fulfillment
-self-knowledge / body image & health.
-a committed loving relationship/an equal relationship
-open sexual communication/sexual self disclosure & feedback.
-frequent initiation of sexual behavior / sexual compliance
-having realistic expectations / job satisfaction
-avoiding spectatoring / female vibrator use
-orgasm / partner comfort.
future of sexuality in relationships
-involve continued individualism as the driving force.
-numerous casual partners w/predictable negative outcomes
-higher frequency of STI's/unexpected pregnancies.
-sexual regret/relationships going nowhere.
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