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The Function Of Female Orgasm
2,011 wordsThis is something I wrote while I was at college about a year ago and it details some new research that has been published about the possible purpose of the female orgasm, which I think is pretty interesting... It's pretty dry and academic in tone and contains some fairly specialist language, but most of it should be pretty clear to most people. If anyone has a question or wants some more information on this kind of thing, mail me: Does the female orgasm have a function and, if so, what is it? T...
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Men And Women Gender Roles
1,871 wordsPotential in the Perfect Balance of Fantasy and Reality In her 1998 Seattle Weekly article, You Get Me Closer to God, Lauren Goodlad discusses the medias exploitation of sadomasochism and society's inability to accept it as the norm. She believes that in such a sexually divided and competitive culture, sadomasochism is inevitable, and would not be so perverse if men and women learned to communicate. Goodlad claims that with the increase gaps between genders, everyone is expected to abide by thei...
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Feminine Sexuality Kate Chopin
1,171 wordsIn Kate Chopin's short story "The Storm", the narrative surrounds the brief extramarital affair of two individuals, Calixta and Alce. Many critics do not see the story as a condemnation of infidelity, but rather as an affirmation of human sexuality. This essay argues that "The Storm" may be interpreted as a specific affirmation of feminine sexuality and passion conjoined with a condemnation of its repression by the constraints of society. If one is to attempt to interpret "The Storm", it becomes...
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Sexual Object Child Pornography
1,422 wordsThe legitimacy of pornography is becoming a major topic in todays media. This essay will explain the implications and ramifications of the topic, what makes it a moral issue, the church's teaching and position and its development over time, as well as a personal response to the issue. Porn, like the poor, has always been with us. Evidence of graphic pornography can be found among the relics of many ancient civilizations. In Roman culture, for instance, erotic paintings dating from the 1 st centu...
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Late Nineteenth Century Human Sexuality
2,377 words... , he believed that he could murder the father who had raised him well, and marry the mother who loved him as a son. Oedipus acted out his metaphorical blindness - his blindness to what the oracle had meant, based on his lack of knowledge of himself - by depriving himself of his eyesight. In doing so, he may have been inspired by the example of Teiresias, the blind seer who reveals to Oedipus the truth about Laius's murder. We encounter in Teiresias the idea that having ones sight turned away...
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Tender Is The Night Sigmund Freud
2,210 wordsSigmund Freud's influence to the time of the lost generation and its writers. (1) The influence of Freud's theory of psychoanalysis on contemporary writers cannot be underestimated. The beginning of 20 th century was signified with decline of Christianity to the degree that it ceased to have any philosophical validity. Philosophers and writers were beginning to suspect that human behavior is motivated by something deeper than just rational reasoning. We can say that Freud's theory was being subc...
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Sexual Desire Sexual Problems
1,774 wordsSexual Disorder and Therapy Abstract Sexual disorders could arise from the impairment of the phases of sexual response cycle: the sexual desire disorder, sexual arousal disorder, and orgasmic disorders. There are also sexual pain disorders that have arose from intercourse. The factors that affect human sexual response may be of psychological and physical in origin. It is therefore important to improve communication to the people close to the affected person and to the health professionals so tha...
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Aging Of Sexual Function
1,998 wordsAging of Sexual Function The majority of researches and practitioners allege that sexual behavior constitutes a complex interconnection of biochemical and cognitive processes. Age is considered to be one of the main contributors to human sexuality and sexual behavior (Segraves & Segraves, 1995). The influence of age on sexual function has received much attention in contemporary studies; moreover, the studies are consistent in their findings. McCoy in conducted research suggested that the age amp...
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Chopin The Awakening Wife And Mother
3,424 wordsIn Kate Chopin 2 Sharp 1 In all of Kate Chopin s writings she placed a great deal of importance on the rights and freedom of the women of her time. Chopin believed that women should have emotional, sexual, and intellectual freedom and this belief was presented within the lines of all of her short stories, novels, and poems. (Gilbert, Gear 1012) The Awakening by Kate Chopin was considered very shocking when it was first published because of it s sexual awakening of the main character, Edna Pontel...
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Taking Sides Clashing Sides Clashing Views
2,129 wordsHow America should react to homosexuals Many experts agree that homosexuality has existed as long as human beings themselves, although the attitude towards them has undergone dramatic changes in some countries. Accepted by many societies during Greek and Roman era, most of the time homosexuals were considered to be sinners against nature and even criminals. In Medieval and modern periods homosexuals were prosecuted. Enlightenment brought some liberation, substituting death penalty by imprisonmen...
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Fruit Flies Fruit Fly
2,615 wordsSoc. 471 The Origins of Human Sexuality Daly 038; Wilson Theory: In their book Homicide, Martin Daly and Margo Wilson put forth a theory that challenges human societies common notion of human sexuality. They do this in an attempt to bring about a better understanding of homicide and male aggressiveness. According to Daly and Wilson, males instigate the overwhelming majority of dangerous altercations and they contend that this is due to status competition. Status competition is the idea that m...
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Mental Health Professionals Gay And Lesbian
3,114 wordsCounseling Homosexual Families Homosexual Families: Counseling the New Generation of Families Table of Contents I. Introduction. 2 II. Societal Issues and Beliefs Facing Gay and Lesbian Parents. 4 III. Research on the Family Environment in Gay and Lesbian Homes 6 IV. Implications for Training 9 V. Coping Strategies 11 VI. General Critique of the Literature... 12 VII. Conclusions 14 VIII. Works Cited 15 Chapter 1 Introduction As years pass, fewer families fit the traditional family mold of mother...
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Constraints Of Society Feminine Sexuality
2,399 wordsIn Kate Chopin's short story The Storm, the narrative surrounds the brief extramarital affair of two individuals, Calixta and Alc? e. Many critics do not see the story as a condemnation of infidelity, but rather as an affirmation of human sexuality. This essay argues that The Storm may be interpreted as a specific affirmation of feminine sexuality and passion conjoined with a condemnation of its repression by the constraints of society. If one is to attempt to interpret The Storm, it becomes nec...
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Diego Union Tribune San Diego Union
3,111 wordsSexuality and Sexual Identity In Social Deviance Alfred C. Kinsey argued in 1948 that It would encourage clearer thinking on these matters [of labeling homosexuals] if persons were not characterized as heterosexual or homosexual, but as individuals who have had certain amounts of heterosexual experience and homosexual experience. Instead of using these terms as substantives (real and apparent entities) which stand for persons, they may be better used to describe the nature of overt sexual relati...
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Twentieth Century Modern Art
2,030 wordsTHE MYTH OF THE OTHER: FAUVIST, GERMAN EXPRESSIONIST AND SURREALIST INTERPRETATIONS OF THE PRIMITIVE With European exploration and colonization of the new world nearing its end at the turn of the twentieth century, a collection and cataloguing of primitive objects became paramount, not only to researchers interested in other cultures but to governments wishing to strengthen public opinion regarding their colonial territories. To this end, museums displaying primitive objects became ubiquitous in...
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Sexual Attitudes Physical Attractiveness
1,550 wordsBody Size, Physical Attractiveness, and Body Image among Young Adult Women: Relationships to Sexual Experience and Sexual Esteem. Introduction: It is hardly necessary to conduct a formal scientific study in order to determine that a woman s physical appearance is an important factor in her ability to attract members of the opposite sex. This idea is nothing new to us. Although the cultural standards of attractiveness have continued to change over the years (Marilyn Monroe vs. Twiggy vs. Cindy Cr...
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Men And Women Ad
1,930 wordsPotential in the Perfect Balance of Fantasy and Reality In her 1998 Seattle Weekly article, ? You Get Me Closer to God, ? Lauren Goodlad discusses the media? s exploitation of sadomasochism and society? s inability to accept it as the norm. She believes that in such a sexually divided and competitive culture, sadomasochism is inevitable, and would not be so perverse if men and women learned to communicate. Goodlad claims that with the increase gaps between genders, everyone is expected to abide ...
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Sex Education Human Sexuality
695 wordsThere is a major controversy in the United States today involving the education of the countrys young people in public schools. This controversy is not over standard issues such as basic math versus new math. It is over the subject of sex education. There are those who believe that sex education should be taught in the public schools. Those who favor sex education in the public schools believe that sexual adjustment is a part of total personality adjustment. it is stressed as only one part of to...
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Sexual Dysfunction Sexual Arousal
2,600 wordsThe Role Of Self Focus As AThe Role Of Self Focus As A Function Of Significance In Sexual Dysfunction Introduction It is a popular belief that being physically attractive is of greater importance for women than for men in today? s society, particularly in attracting the opposite sex. Several studies have found support for this difference in the context of dating and mate selection. In an early study, Strauss (1946) asked what traits would be most critical in a marriage partner and found that mal...
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