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  Human Sexual Behavior
The sexuality of men and women was now regarded as an important aspect of their personality, a fundamental and all-pervasive characteristic, the sum total of their feelings and actions as human beings capable of sexual responses.
Sexual capacity (i.e., the ability to become sexually aroused and reach orgasm) depends on a person's general physical condition and especially on the functioning of the nervous and muscular systems.
Sexual motivation (i.e., the desire to engage in sexual activity) may be influenced by the level of certain hormones in the body, but seems mostly dependent on psychological factors.
www2.hu-berlin.de /sexology/ATLAS_EN/html/human_sexual_behavior.html   (5799 words)

 Human sexuality and gender topics
There is an amazing diversity of beliefs about human sexuality among Christians, Jews, Muslims, the followers of other faith groups, and those who are not affiliated with any organized religion.
On matters related to human sexuality, Americans tend to be polarized between social and religious conservatives and liberals.
Conservatives from all religions tend to agree with each other: that only opposite-gender sexual behavior is moral, and then only between a man and a woman who are married to each other.
www.religioustolerance.org /chr_sex.htm   (416 words)

  Human Sexuality
Human sexual behavior is different from the sexual behavior of other animals, in that, it seems to be governed by a variety and interplay of different factors.
Humans are not sexually active just for the sake of reproduction, rather, there are a variety of complex factors that lead people to have sex.
Human Sexual Response (1966) by William Masters and Virginia Johnson is one of the seminal studies examining the sexual behavior of humans via the observation method.
www.csun.edu /~vcpsy00h/students/sexual.htm   (2524 words)

  Human sexual behavior - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Human sexual behavior is therefore the behaviors that human beings use when seeking sexual or relational partners, gaining approval of possible partners, forming relationships, showing affection, and mating.
Human sexual behavior, like many other kinds of activity engaged in by human beings, is generally governed by social rules that are culturally specific and vary widely (see sexual morality, sexual norms).
Sexual behaviors that involve contact with another person or the bodily fluids of another person entail some risk of transmission of sexually transmitted infectionsThese techniques are generally seen as less necessary for those in committed fidelitous monogamous or polyamorous relationships with persons who have been demonstrated to be free of disease; see fluid bonding.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Human_sexual_behavior   (3253 words)

 Human sexual behavior
Sexual behavior is a form of physical intimacy that may be directed to reproduction (one possible goal of sexual intercourse), spiritual transcendence, the expression of affection and/or to the enjoyment of any activity involving sexual gratification.
Sexual behavior, like other kinds of social activity, is generally governed by rules which are culturally specific and vary widely (see sexual morality, sexual norms).
All sexual behaviors that involve contact with another person or the bodily fluids of another person entail some risk of transmission of sexually transmitted diseases, which is why safer sex techniques are recommended.
www.mrsci.com /Sexual-Health/Human_sexual_behavior.php   (1893 words)

Human sexual (genital) behavior is intended by God to be expressed solely within the confines of heterosexual, monogamous marriage.
Sexual intercourse is to be the same giving act that it represents - which is Jesus Christ's union with His Bride, the Church.
It is a cause for the continuation of the human race and a bonding agent for the love shared between husband and wife.
www.goodnewsmag.org /news/Sexual_Morality.htm   (1255 words)

 Social Basis of Human Sexual Behavior
Human society, unlike many animals, insists that the male take an active part in the care of the female while she's pregnant and in the rearing of children.
It is the human mind that allows her to consider the possibilities, the criteria, the future outcome of her actions.
Although the animal instinct in humans is to have children, the ability to think and project into the future have many people wishing to avoid having children: over-population, economic inability to support children, destruction of resources, interference with personal goals, etc..
www.wsu.edu:8080 /~taflinge/socsex.html   (4587 words)

 The Psychopharmacology of Sexual Behavior
These procedures allow appetitive, or incentive motivational, components of sexual behavior to be studied independently of the ability to copulate and thereby represent a useful development in dissecting the neurochemical basis of sexual motivation and performance (19) (see also Behavioral Techniques in Preclinical Neuropsychopharmacology Research and Animal Models of Psychiatric Disorders).
This in part reflects the assumption that, for the human subject, lying between a physiological state of arousal and a behavioral response is a largely imponderable complex of cognitive processes, with a wide variety of psychosocial influences.
Dopamine transmission increased comparably in both regions during sexual behavior, although the effect in the nucleus accumbens seemed to be related to the incentive quality of the stimulus male, whereas the effect in the striatum seemed to be related to the ability of the female to pace the copulatory contact (50).
www.acnp.org /g4/GN401000071/CH071.html   (8765 words)

 What Can Animal Models Tell Us About Human Sexual Response? Annual Review of Sex Research - Find Articles
In all species, sexual behavior is directed by a complex interplay between steroid hormone actions in the brain that give rise to sexual arousability and experience with sexual reward that gives rise to expectations of competent sexual activity, including sexual arousal, desire, and performance.
Identification of common neurochemical and neuroanatomical substrates of sexual responding between animals and humans suggests that the evolution of sexual behavior has been highly conserved and indicates that animal models of human sexual response can be used successfully as preclinical tools.
There is no human counterpart to lordosis (at least not as an unambiguous, estrogen-dependent postural display of sexual receptivity in females), and human sexual behavior is so shaped by experience and learning that it seems to defy hormone actions that are critical to the display of animal sexual behavior.
findarticles.com /p/articles/mi_qa3778/is_200301/ai_n9205397   (942 words)

 A Critical Evaluation of the Ontogeny of Human Sexual Behavior
In the only behavioral studies of their kind to date, Grady and Phoenix (1963), and Feder and Whalen (1965), working with William C. Young, have completed studies which show that male sexual behavior is influenced by the loss of the neonatal gonad.
Human hermaphrodites, it would seem reasonable to assume, are somehow altered in their neurophysiological capacity towards or away from certain features of sexual behavior.
The theory of inherent sexual predisposition and of a somatic basis for the patterning of sexual behavior is not original with me. Aside from mythological and religious beliefs of a similar nature, this hypothesis was advanced scientifically almost fifty years ago by Goodale (1918).
www.hawaii.edu /PCSS/online_artcls/intersex/qrb_201.html   (14662 words)

 Human sexuality 2/10/97
We generally believe that the sexual experience in other mammals is similar to man, but the lack of ability to demonstrate the presence of orgasm in other animals makes it impossible to study all aspects of sexual behavior in other animals.
There are many aspects of the behavior that are similar across species, that are easily studied (particularly in males) like erection and ejaculation and refractory period (where human males also tend to have a longer refractory period than do women), but there has been considerable difficulty in studying orgasm in non-human animals.
In humans, castration - or removal of the testes- has been used as punishment or as a consequence of triumph in war where the victors enslave a population and castrated the males.
www.umich.edu /~psycours/531/becker.chapter5.htm   (1115 words)

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Bisexuality in human sexual behavior refers to the aesthetic, romantic, and sexual desire for people of both genders and/or for people of both sexes.
Sexual health and responsible sexual behavior are both linked to the Surgeon General's Public Health Priorities and the Department of Health and Human Services' Healthy People 2010 initiative and the Guide to Community Preventive Services.
Human sexual (genital) behavior is intended by God to be expressed solely within the confines of heterosexual, monogamous marriage.
www.lycos.com /info/human-sexual-behavior--miscellaneous.html   (439 words)

 Evolution of Human Sexual Behavior
Hence behavior that is initially stereotyped or that becomes stereotyped after critical life experiences is likely to be 'genetically programmed.' If it is cross-cultural in nature, the genes controlling that behavior almost certainly became fixed prior about 30,000 years before the present.
Patterns of sexual fidelity appear to be cross-culturally consistent--serial polygamy (one wife at a time) appears to be the norm, with 10-40% of the children born to the wife not fathered by the current husband (Diamond, 1993).
The degree of sexual dimorphism seen in populations of H. sapiens and H. erectus is consistent with this pattern.
www.theworld.com /~herwin/HBES.html   (1358 words)

 Sexual Ethics Test Cluster 1
Sexual morality, so-called, does not properly apply to anybody, except for those who voluntarily decide to have it apply to themselves and for those who insist on it for others.
Do you agree or disagree with this statement: Human sexual suffering of the sort brought about by the lack of any sexual partner, though often a fact of nature, is a moral evil when deliberately imposed by others.
Sexual desire is a matter of the will; so if someone suffers from it, the fault is their own.
home.comcast.net /~walkswithastick/ethictest01.html   (887 words)

 An Assessment of Pagan Sexual Morality by Daniel R. Heimbach
The overriding goal of the pagan approach is spiritual power reached through sexual experience, and an entire framework of moral thinking about human sexual behavior is structured around ignoring, removing or destroying barriers that stand in the way of maximizing this vision of sexual spirituality.
Sexual union between human partners really can earn the favor of God, can genuinely reflect his holiness, and can express the highest purposes God intends for human beings in relationship with each other and with himself--when it is practiced morally.
The terrible irony of pagan sexual morality is that by glorifying the spiritual power encountered by men and women at the ultimate level of sexual union, it actually leads to the ultimate loss of spiritual power that results from spiritual death.
www.cbmw.org /resources/articles/sexualmorality.php   (4743 words)

 Free-TermPapers.com - Human Sexuality
Behavior is not an easy thing to study because it is subject to change and is continuously changing.
These sex strategy behaviors explain why humans today often stray from their partners because from an evolutionary stand point females are in constant search for that quality male and males are on a mission to ensure their genes in the next generation.
These displays of sexual behavior are prime clues to the origins of human sexual behavior, which is one of the rewards for anthropological studies.
www.free-termpapers.com /tp/4/alx38.shtml   (1130 words)

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At the opposite ends of the consequences of human sexual behavior are conditions of Life and Death.
A direct effect on libido -- the motivational aspects of sexual behavior, including desire and fantasies -- clearly appears to be the province of testosterone.
For instance, the effects of ACASI on self-reported sexual behavior have been found to vary as a function of research context.
www.lycos.com /info/human-sexual-behavior.html   (584 words)

 ABCs of Sex Education Psychology - Psychological Sexual Health Care
To have a primary belief that one's human sexuality is serious first and pleasurable a distant second causes the loss of much pleasure in many sexual processes.
The human sexuality sphere is one in which many men and women tend to judge the opposite sex as not being OK. Most making such sex judgments would feel better and be happier if they adopted some of the opposite sex's ideas about sex via their own personal sex education.
Human compassion (for men and women) would be a happier state for such women and also more effective in eliciting changes in men.
www.psychologyhelp.com /sex.htm   (493 words)

 How The Brain Organizes the Sexual Behavior
The human sexuality is closely related to reproductive behavior in terms of propagation and the survival of the species as well their neural and physiological mechanisms.
Sexual activity depletes the organism's energy stores; the sex drive is satiated only when fatigue and exaustion override it and it recurs when the body has replenished its energy stores.
In addition, what is considered "normal" and "abnormal" in human sexual behavior is highly variable across cultures and times; and, as such, it has changed considerably in the Western societies in the last, permissive decades.
www.cerebromente.org.br /n03/mente/sexo_i.htm   (577 words)

 eBay - sexual behavior human, Antiquarian Collectible, Nonfiction Books items on eBay.com   (Site not responding. Last check: )
BK17rt Sexual behavior in the human female A KINSEY
Sexual Behavior in the Human Female 1953 Alfred Kinsey
Sexual Behavior in the Human Male (1949) Kinsey HC
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 PGS Psychology (Social and Behavioral) Courses
Patterns of sexual behavior, including variations and deviations; theories of sexual attraction, sex differences, and sexual dysfunction and treatment.
Human social behavior, including such concepts as aggression, attraction, attribution, conformity, groups, helping, person perception, and persuasion.
Critical analysis of human social behavior for honors students; topics include stereotyping, social influence, attraction, aggression, helping, groups, and attitudes.
www.asu.edu /aad/catalogs/spring_2002/pgs.html   (681 words)

 The Kinsey Institute - Kinsey Study Data [Research Program]
To describe individual and group variations in human sexual behavior using taxonomic methods (primarily concerned with the measurement of variation in series of individuals that stand as representatives of the species being studied) from biology.
He looked at quantifiable male sexual "outlets" to orgasm: masturbation, nocturnal emissions, heterosexual petting, heterosexual intercourse, homosexual relations, and intercourse with animals of other species; and at what factors might account for variations in sexual behavior, including marital status, age, educational level, occupational class, rural-urban background, religious group, geographic origin, and age at adolescence.
Masturbation was the most important sexual outlet for single females and the second most important sexual outlet for married females, providing: 7-10% of orgasms for those 16-40 (p.
www.indiana.edu /~kinsey/research/ak-data.html   (2001 words)

 Amazon.co.uk: Sexual Behavior in the Human Male: Books: A.C. Kinsey   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Sexual Behavior in the Human Female by A.C. Kinsey
It is, however, a milestone on the path toward a scientific approach to the understanding of human sexual behavior.
His work, relating the sexual lives of men to other aspects of their lives, found that age of first coitus was an important predictor of later aspects of individuals' sexual/medical histories.
www.amazon.co.uk /Sexual-Behavior-Human-Male-Kinsey/dp/0253334128   (665 words)

 Religious Declaration on Human Sexual Morality
Sexual intercourse is to be the same giving act that it represents - which is Jesus Christ's union with His Bride, the Church.
It is a cause for the continuation of the human race and a bonding agent for the love shared between husband and wife.
God purposed in creation that human sexual interaction be a reflection of that ultimate marriage to which He has called us - that between God and man / between Christ and the Church.
masteringlife.gospelcom.net /declaration/declaration.htm   (1137 words)

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