Sexuality Papers

  • Is Bisexuality Real

    1000 words, 4 pages

    Human Sexuality has long been a heated debate in almost all societies. Initially, simply being attracted to someone of the same sex (homosexuality) was classified as a mental disorder that needed treatment. In 2006, the American Psychiatric Association (APA) discontinued considering homosexuality a psychological disorder unless “sexual orientation becomes and object of distress for the individual”. In this day and age where homosexuality is slowly beginning to become more accepted particularly in large, liberal cities - a new question arises - is it possible to be attra

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    Living Deliberate

    1001 words, 5 pages

    The terms of the human body, some might say, are determined through a theoretical dissection of both the private environments and public atmospheres in which we live. By terms, the rules and evaluations of bodily condition, I mean to establish a division of perception… The first divide is that of the social body, the perception of our bodies in relation to a larger intellectual and sexual community, one that views each other in groups. The second divide is the condition of our nature, a perception of the body without relation or comparison, a singular entity that is

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    Evolutionary Explanation Of Gender

    1004 words, 5 pages

    Outline and evaluate the evolutionary explanation of gender development. Gender refers to the concepts o masculine and feminine whereas sex is the biological fact of being a male or female. According to the evolutionary approach, gender differences are neither deliberate nor conscious; they exist because they enhanced or helped men and women perform particular types of roles in the past. Therefore, the role differences we observe are more a product of our biological inheritance than acquired through socialisation. Part of the evolutionary explanation is Trivers’ par

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    Power And Mystery Of Naming Things

    1003 words, 5 pages

    Maziar Mokarrami Professors: Forbess English 1302-7010 Analysis of “The Power and Mystery of Naming Things” Eve Ensler’s essay, “The Power and Mystery of Naming Things” was published on April 2010 on the Web. Some issues can be considered on her essay and worth to be discussed as follow. Her specific audiences are mostly whole range of women around the world. She suggests a simple way to break some unreasonable rules, habits, cultures, customs and traditions against women which has been set for many centuries. She asked women to break their silence and speak

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    Third Sex

    1012 words, 5 pages

    Individuals in our society long for certainty, for events and things to have precise, descriptive definitions so that we can feel comfortable and in control. We long for routine and normalcy in our daily lives and devise words, as best we can, to place events into categories with implications of right and wrong. This is especially true in reference to sexual matters, both biological and psychological. In most societies sexuality is defined as opposites – dimorphic, female and male. Attached to this definition are ideas of how people should groom, present and behave.

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    Discuss Cultural Influence On Gender Role

    1012 words, 5 pages

    Cross cultural studies on gender role have helped psychologists understand whether gender is affected by the culture a person grows up in or if it is innate behaviours that occur in all humans. ?There have been several different cross cultural research some suggesting social factors as an explanation for gender roles and others concluding biological factors. For example the research conducted by Williams and Best. They explored gender stereotypes with 2800 university students in 30 different nations as participants. They were each given a 300 item adjective checklist a

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    1249 words, 5 pages

    Power, dominance, and aggression are inconsistent with participation by women and homosexuals………………examined the systematic and pervasive cultural dimensions of homophobia in sport. Sport teaches men to value heterosexual masculinity (Fusco & Kirby2000)………..”other social groups(women, lesbians, gay men) are defined as inferior or deviant are denied access to the social resources and status conferred on heterosexual men”(griffin,1992,p263). To the degree that sport reflects the values and attitudes of other social institutions, considerations of and attitudes toward the lifestyle that create

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    Analysis Of Aphra Behns To My Fair Clarinda

    1491 words, 6 pages

    Aphra Behn’s ‘To the fair Clarinda’ is a love poem with surprisingly modern insight. In this candidly erotic piece, the supposedly female speaker addresses her lover Clarinda, who may be biologically female yet plays both masculine and feminine roles in the poem. Though the speaker insinuates that in any sexual relationship there are definite masculine and feminine roles to fulfill, she overturns the notion that these are necessarily related to anatomy. “ To the fair Clarinda” seems to be a poem that celebrates the exotic delights of being with a hermaphrodite. However, Clarinda’s anatomy

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    The Lgbtq African Done

    1520 words, 7 pages

    Honoring Our Children Tara Gamble English 102 S. Geitsin Being two spirited is known within Native American community. Two spirit is a Native American term used for individuals who possess both male and female spirits, it is considered to have two spirits and one body. Native cultures accept androgynous people and/or those who may be masculine females or feminine males. There are societies that are intolerant of two spirit individuals because it’s understood that it is acceptance for homosexuality. Native Americans have often held intersex, androgynous people, fem

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    Adolescence Development

    1752 words, 8 pages

    Human sexuality is the way in which we experience and express ourselves as sexual beings. The passage from childhood to adulthood is marked by a long transitional period known as Adolescence. Adolescence is generation considered to begin with puberty, the process that leads to sexual maturity or fertility. It lasts from about age eleven to twelve until late teens or early twenties, and it entails major, interrelated changes in all realms of development The stages of adolescence can be separated into three stages, early that is between 10 to 13 years of age, middle is about 14 to 16 years and l

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    Misperception Of Sexual Interest A Critical Evaluation Of Research Methods And Included Factors

    1785 words, 8 pages

    Sexual misperception within males oriented towards short term mating strategies suggest men in comparison with women are more likely to over-perceive sexual interest. This paper examines whether Perilloux, Easton, and Buss (2012) adequately support their claims as well as alternative factors that could have been included to substantiate their findings. There are significant amounts of additional research which support Perilloux et al. in their conclusion however, factors such as the average age of participants, past education and more liberal sexual views as well as participants potential ce

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