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acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS)
sexually transmitted viral disorder that causes deterioration of the immune system and eventually results in death due to complicating infections that the body can no longer fight
regarded by some as the father of the scientific study of human sexuality. Published a series of reports called the Kinsey Reports which described common sexual behaviors in the US
characteristic of possessing the most positive personality characteristics of males and females regardless of actual sex
acceptance of positive stereotypes of males and females that leads to unequal treatment
sexually transmitted disease which can cause damage to the female and male reproductive systems resulting in infertility. Chlamydia may remain undetected for long periods of time
first phase of sexual arousal during which the pulse rate increases, blood pressure rises, breathing quickens, and the skin may show a rosy flush
the cultures expectations for masculine or feminine behavior, including attitudes, actions, and personality traits associated with being male or female in that culture
gender schema theory
theory of gender identity acquisition in which a child develops a mental pattern, or schema, for being male or female and then organizes observed and learned behavior around that scheme
a concept held about a person or group of people that is based on being male or female
sexually transmitted infection caused by the herpes simplex virus, which causes a painful rash of fluid filled blisters on the genitals
lesions produced by the human papillomavirus (HPV) and transmitted through sexual contact. the lesions may be raised and bumpy, or flat and almost impossible to see
sexually transmitted disease that affects the genitals of both sexes, gonorrhea causes burning or difficulty with urination, itching, and a yellow or green discharge. It is easily treated with antibiotics
human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)
a virus that steadily weakens the body's defense (immune) system until it can no longer fight off infections such as pneumonia, diarrhea, tumors, and other illnesses
a person who possess ambiguous sexual organs, making it difficult to determine actual sex from a visual inspection at birth
glands within the breast tissue that produce milk when a woman gives birth to an infant
monthly shedding of the blood and tissue that line the uterus in preparation for pregnancy when conception does not occur
organic or stress induced dysfunctions
sexual problem caused by physical disorder or psychological stress
a series of rhythmic contractions of the muscles of the vaginal walls or the penis, also the third and shortest phase of sexual response
a sexual disorder in which the person's preferred method of sexual arousal and fulfillment is through sexual behavior that is unusual or socially unacceptable
a person who has recurring sexual thoughts, fantasies, or engages in sexual actions towards prepuescent (nonsexually mature) children
deriving sexual arousal and pleasure from touching or having sexual relations with prepubescent (normally mature) children, or fantasizing about such contact
second phase of sexual arousal during which the physical changes that began in the first phase are continued
primary sex characteristics
sexual organs present at birth and directly involved in human reproduction
period during which the secondary sex characteristics begin to develop and the capability of sexual reproduction is attained
time period in males just after orgasm in which the male cannot become aroused or achieve erection
Samuel and Cynthia Janus
in '93, published the most recent nationwide survey of common sexual behaviors. the publication is called The Janus Report
secondary sex characteristics
sexual organs and traits that develop at puberty and are indirectly involved in human reproduction
social learning theory
theory of gender identity acquisition which emphasizes learning through observation and imitation of models
sexually transmitted disease with the initial symptom of a painless open sore that usually appears on the penis or around or in the vagina. If untreated, syphilis may go on to more advanced stages, including a transient rash and , eventually, serious involvement of the heart and central nervous system
psychologist famous for her pioneering research into the nature of human sexual response and the diagnosis and treatment of sexual disorders and dysfunctions from 1957 until the 1990s
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