HS: Chapter 9
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What are two characteristics that women and men universally consider important in terms of sexual attractiveness?
Youthfulness and good health
Sexual strategies theory
This theory addresses gender differences in short-term and long-term heterosexual relationships from an evolutionary mating perspective.
Form of casual sex
Friends with benefits
Alternative for hooking up or casual sex
One mating strategy; the behavior designed to lure a person who is already in a romantic relationship to either a temporary, brief sexual liaison or a long-term relationship.
A positive emotional response to sexuality
A negative emotional response to sexuality
Scripts are like plans that organize and give direction to our behavior. Sexual scripts in our culture are highly gendered, meaning that they strongly influence our sexuality as men and women.
Consists of sexual activities that involve only the self.
stimulating one's genitals for pleasure.
Nongenital touching and caressing
The pressing together of bodies with genital thrusting; "dry humping," or "scissoring" among heterosexual couples.
Rubbing the penis between the thighs of a partner
The two types of oral-genital sex are cunnilingus and fellatio, which may be performed singly or simultaneously.
In cunnilingus, a woman's genitals are stimulated by her partner's tongue and mouth, which gently and rhythmically caress and lick her clitoris and the surrounding area.
In fellatio, a man's penis is taken into his partner's mouth. The partner licks the glans penis and gently stimulates the shaft.
Some men try to provide oral stimulation to their own penis.
Is the more common, less technical name for vaginal intercourse, penile-vaginal intercourse.
Also known as sexual intercourse
A type of sexual intimacy based on Eastern religious beliefs beginning in India around 500 BCE. The trantic sex technique of sexual intercourse involves the couple sharing their "energies" by initially thrusting minimally, generating energy via subtle, inner movements.
Refers to sexual activities involving the anus, whose delicate membranes (as well as taboo nature) make it erotically arousing for many people
The licking of the anal region
What are other terms for analingus?
Rimming or tossing salad
Refers to the male's inserting his erect penis into his partner's anus
Who all can engage in anal intercourse?
Both heterosexual people and gay men participate in anal intercourse
What are three major components of sexual scripts?
Culture, intrapersonal, and interpersonal
Provides the general forms sexual behaviors are expected to take in a particular society
Interprets our physiological responses as sexual or not
Is the shared conventions and signals the make sexual activities between two people possible
What are the most universal sexual behaviors?
Sexual fantasies and dreams
What are the functions of erotic fantasies?
They take our generalized sexual drives and help define and direct them, they allow us to plan or anticipate erotic situations, they provide pleasurable escape from routine, they introduce novelty, and they offer clues to our unconscious
Who can masturbate?
Both men and women can masturbate
What are the attitude towards masturbation?
Attitude towards masturbation vary across ethnic groups
When does masturbation begin?
Masturbation may begin as early as infancy and continue throughout old age
What are the four common sexual styles?
Complimentary, traditional, soulmate, and emotionally expressive.
What is the most sexual appealing activity for both female and male heterosexuals?
What are lesbian women and gay men favorite erotic activities?
Hugging, kissing, and cuddling
What is the usually earliest interpersonal sexual experience for individuals?
Erotic kissing; is regarded as a rite of passage into adult sexuality
Are good health and good sex highly associated with each other?