Human Sexuality Test 3

  1. Myths about sexuality and aging
    • loving and sexual feelings are experienced only during youth
    • sex is primarily for reproduction
    • older men remain sexually interesting to younger partners than do older women
  2. Things that influence sexual potential in old age:
    • individual or couple's sexual history
    • partner availability
    • sexual values and attitudes
    • knowledge about sexuality
    • maintenance of self-esteem and sense of identity
  3. Old people don't have to worry about:
    • pregnancy risk
    • need to "prove" oneself
    • obsessions with performance
    • balancing work and personal time
    • kid interruptions
  4. RUBIN's Three Components of Love:
    • Attachment
    • Caring
    • Intimacy
  5. Rubin: attachment
    a person's desire for the physical presence and emotional support of the other person
  6. Rubin's Caring:
    an individual's concern for the other's well being
  7. Rubin's Intimacy:
    the desire for close, confidential communication with the other
  8. Types of love in intimate relationships:
    • Passionate
    • Companionate
  9. Passionate love:
    • romantic love or infatuation
    • 1. intense psychological feelings
    • 2. generalized physiological arousal, strong sexual desire
    • 3. avoid conflict, feelings of completeness
    • 4. short-lived
  10. Companionate love:
    • friendly affection and deep attachment based on familiarity with the loved one
    • 1. tolerate shortcomings
    • 2. more enduring
  11. STERNBERG'S Triangle Theory of Love
    • Passion
    • Intimacy
    • Commitment

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  12. Sternberg's passion:
    motivational component that fuels romantic feelings, physical attraction, and desire for sexual interaction
  13. Sternberg's intimacy:
    emotional component of love that encompasses the sense of being bonded with another person; sharing private thoughts and feelings
  14. Sternberg's commitment
    the thinking or cognitive aspect that refers to the conscious decision to love another and maintain a relationship over time despite the difficulties
  15. LEE's Styles of Loving
    • romantic- physical beauty in search for ideal mate
    • game-playing- little/no commitment, playing the field
    • possessive- roller coaster of affection and jealousy
    • companionate- slow to develop, begins with friendship
    • altruistic- selfless, caring, compassionate desire to give without expecting anything
    • pragmatic- seek partners with social, educational, etc patters compatible with other
  16. 3 Key Brain Chemicals (Walsh and Liebowitz)
    • norepinephrine
    • dopamine
    • phenylethylamine
  17. Who do we fall in love with and why?
    • Proximity
    • similarity
    • reciprocity
    • physical attractiveness
  18. Jealousy-prone person
    • low self-esteem
    • high value on wealth and popularity
  19. Negative consequences of jealousy:
    • precipitates partner violence
    • stifles relationship development
    • raises anxiety, depression, anger
  20. Ingredients in lasting love relationships:
    • 1. self acceptance
    • 2. appreciation of each other's qualities
    • 3. commitment
    • 4. good communication, realistic expectations and shared interests
    • 5. ability to face and deal with conflict
  21. Characteristics of high quality relationships:
    • supportive communication
    • companionship
    • sexual expression; spontaneity and feeling of attractiveness to other person
    • seeing partner as best friend
    • maintaining frequent positive interaction
  22. Other characteristics of high quality relationships
    • parents had successful marriages
    • similar interests, attitudes, personalities
    • satisfied with sexual relationship
    • adequate, steady income
    • not pregnant when married
  23. Making your sexual relationship good:
    • communication is critical
    • be spontaneous
    • plan for intimate time to maintain closeness
    • don't worry about frequency "standards"
  24. Celibacy
    • not engaging in sexual behavior;
    • can be two degrees: complete or partial
  25. abstinence
    • self restraint or self-denial, not engaging in sexual activity
    • 1. commonly due to religious beliefs
    • 2. celibacy may be a life-long decision
    • 3. concerns about pregnancy and STD's
    • 4. can be part of alcohol/drug dependency programs
    • 5. more priority can be developing the relationship
  26. Fantasies
    • Males: usually contain visual images, physical characteristics, active and explicit sexual behavior and partners
    • Females: more concerned with emotional involvement, romance, committed partners and touching
  27. Frequency of sex
    • average is 1 time a week
    • quality is probably a better indicator of sexual fulfillment than frequency
    • also changes with education, work habits, etc.
  28. Nonpenetrative Sexual Activity
    • Non penetrative activities are behaviors that can be carried to the point of an orgasm
    • kissing can be sensual and satisfying in and of itself
    • hugging/rubbing, once called petting
    • massage
  29. Masterbation
    • evolves from sensual exploration of one's own body
    • carries no risk for any physiological of psychological illness
    • way to release sexual tension
    • autoerotic behavior-avoid reality-based features of sex with a partner
  30. Vaginal intercourse
    • "coitus"
    • one of the most common forms of sexual activity
  31. Three basic starting points to vaginal intercourse:
    • face to face (man on top, woman on top)
    • side by side
    • rear entry
  32. Rear entry
    • allows deeper penetration but little direct clitoral stimulation
    • stimulates a different part of the vagina
  33. Side to Side
    • allows neither partner to bear full weight
    • good option for pregnancy
  34. Anal intercourse
    • practice of inserting the penis into the partner's anus
    • can be initiated from same three starting points
    • can cause infection
    • riskiest of all sexual behaviors
  35. Oral Sex
    • also known as oral-genital sex
    • stimulation of one's partner's genitalia with the lips, mouth, tongue, and face
  36. 3 main types of oral sex
    • fellatio
    • cunnilingus
    • analingus
  37. fellatio
    • "to suck"
    • oral stimulation of penis and scrotum
  38. Cunnilingus
    • oral stimulation of the vulva
    • not too much pressure
  39. Analingus
    • also known as rimming
    • oral stimulation of the anus
    • kissing, licking, sucking of anus
    • E Coli
  40. Mutual oral sex
    • "69"
    • simultaneous cunnilingus and fellatio
  41. 4 Principals of Cohabitation
    Popenoe and Whitehead
    • increased chance of divorce
    • strong predictor of failure of future relationships
    • limit cohabitation to the shortest period of time
    • don't cohabit when children are involved
  42. Married before God
    • relationship be based upon a mutually shared covenental commitment
    • consummated through sex
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Human Sexuality Test 3