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Human Sexuality Chapter 1 Terms

Human Sexuality in a World of Diversity Chapter 1 Key Terms
STUDY
PLAY
One's personal, social, and legal status as male or female.
Gender
Sexual intercourse.
Coitus
Arousing sexual feelings or desires.
Erotic
Mutual sexual stimulation that may or may not lead to sexual intercourse.
Foreplay
The ways in which we experience and express ourselves as sexual beings.
Human Sexuality
The qualities in life that are deemed important or unimportant, right or wrong, desirable or undesirable.
Values
Worship of the penis as symbol of generative power.
Phallic Worship
Images of the penis.
Phallic Symbols
The prohibition against intercourse and reproduction among close blood relatives.
Incest Taboo
The practice of having two or more spouses at the same time.
Polygamy
The practice of having one spouse.
Monogamy
Sexually responsive to either gender.
Bisexual
Sexual love of boys.
Pederasty
A prostitute-especially the mistress of a noble or wealthy man.
Courtesan
A secondary wife, usually of inferior legal and social status.
Concubine
A sexual activity involving oral contact with the penis.
Fellatio
A sexual activity involving oral contact with the female genitals.
Cunnilingus
A person who engages in the scientific study of sexual behavior.
Sexologist
The development of a species to its present state, a process that is believed to involve adaptations to its environment.
Evolution
The evolutionary process by which adaptive traits enable members of a species to survive to reproductive age and transmit these traits to future generations.
Natural Selection
The theory that dispositions toward behavior patterns that enhance reproductive success may be genetically transmitted.
Evolutionary Psychology
Something that is similar or comparable to something else.
Analogue
Sexual intercourse. (not coitus)
Copulation
The theory of personality originated by Sigmund Freud, which proposes that human behavior represents the outcome of clashing inner forces.
Psychoanalysis
Richard Freiherr von Krafft-Ebing's concept of one who experiences sexual desire at too old or young an age.
Paradoxia
Richard Freiherr von Krafft-Ebing's concept of one who experiences insufficient sexual desire.
Anesthesia
Richard Freiherr von Krafft-Ebing's concept of one who experiences excessive sexual desire.
Hyperesthesia
Richard Freiherr von Krafft-Ebing's concept of one who experiences sexual desire for anyone/thing besides the opposite sex, and simply for procreation.
Paraesthesia