The Sexual Response Cycle

Use your own words to complete the table below with the experiences and changes in anatomy of males and females during the various sexual response phases.

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Styles of Love

Compose two scenarios, each depicting a different style of love between two people. How are these two styles of love similar? How are they different? Tell which style or styles of love have been prevalent in your life. Provide examples. I found possessive, excited love (mania) and selfless love (agape) the most interesting (Rathus, Nevid,... Continue Reading →

Sexuality and Value Systems

Answer the following: Which value system or systems discussed in the text do you most relate to? Explain your answer. I ascribe exclusively to the legalism value system discussed in the chapter. I was brought up in a Southern Baptist church and attended faithfully. As I have entered early adulthood I have sought a more... Continue Reading →

Personal Sexual Techniques

Answer the following questions. What sexual techniques are familiar to you? What questions do you have about sexual techniques? What sexual techniques make you feel uncomfortable? I admit that I have always preferred the male-superior position. This position gives me the opportunity to direct our sexual activity during intercourse. I have been married to my... Continue Reading →

Methods of Contraception

Tina and Dan are considering various birth control methods. They are a newly-married couple who practiced abstinence before marriage and plan on starting their family within a year. Choose possible methods of contraception for the couple and discuss the advantages and disadvantages they would need to consider at this point in their lives. The two... Continue Reading →

Critical Thinking and Sexual Decisions

Answer the following: How do you use the principles of critical thinking in making sexual decisions? I can remember from past classes that evidence of correlation does not necessarily mandate a direct connection. I can see now how many arguments are based on comparative logic rather than hard facts. In our text, I was particularly... Continue Reading →

Effects of the Media’s Portrayal of Sexuality

What are the effects of the media’s portrayal of sexuality on adolescents’ sexual lives? What are some negative and some positive effects of the media’s portrayal of sexuality? How has the media’s portrayal of sexuality affected your life? The effects of the media’s portrayal of sexuality on adolescents’ sexual lives are multifaceted and complex, psychologically... Continue Reading →

Sexuality at Different Life Stages

Sex is the one biological process that is completely necessary for the perpetuation of humankind. We, as a race, can eat well, sleep well, drink well, and even love well, but without the capacity to reproduce we cannot continue beyond a single generation. Yet the reproductive component of sex sometimes takes a backseat to more... Continue Reading →

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