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Human Sexuality chapter 9
Terms in this set (23)
Sexual strategies theory
Gender differences in short term and long term heterosexual relationships from an evolutionary mating perspective.
Friends with Benefits
taking a person who is already in a romantic relationship and having a brief or long term relationship with them.
positive emotional response to sexuality
Negative emotional response to sexuality.
Highly gendered meanings that strongly influence our sexuality as men and women.
Cultural-general pattern that sexual behaviors are expected to take.
Intrapersonal- deals with the internal and physiological states that lead to, accompany, or identify sexual arousal.
Interpersonal- the shared conventions and signals that enable two people to engage in sexual behaviors. (body language, words, and erotic touching.
sexual activities that involve only the self.
stimulating ones genitals for pleasure
Function of Sex fantasies
define our erotic goals. Take our sex drives and label them with concrete ideas.
reasons for masturbation
relief of sexual tension, relaxation, partner is not available or does not want sex, physical pleasure, aid in falling to sleep. and to avoid STIs.
Different types of sexual styles
Complementary-most common style. allows for each partner to have a voice but still maintain intimacy.
Traditional style-most predictable and stable style, conflict minimizing. Male dominated and women expressing affection and intimacy.
soulmate style- expresses the highest level of closeness and intimacy. Sharing feelings, meeting each others needs, and enjoying shared experiences are all part of this style.
Emotionally expressive-most erotic, deals with strong emotion and drama. Most exciting sexually, focuses on external stimuli to enhance eroticism. Conflict fixer.
non genital touching and caressing.
sticking a penis between the thighs of another.
Oral Genital sex.
mouth to genitals
mouth to vagina.
Mouth to penis
Sucking of ones own penis
Vaginal intercourse. (coitus)
The idea of transferring energy during intimacy. has minimal thrusting which generates the energy. The point is to increase the time before orgasm or completely forgo it.
Sexual activities involving the anus.
Licking of the anus
A male inserting his erect penis into his partners anus.