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  1983 AC Statement, Human Sexuality From A Christian Perspective
The significance of sexuality is evident in scripture.
The importance of sexual fidelity is not to be underestimated (1 Thess.
Sexuality remains for us, as it was for adham, God's antidote for human loneliness and the answer to the human need to have a counterpart, to be one with someone, and to be in love.
www.brethren.org /ac/ac_statements/83HumanSexuality.htm   (7138 words)

 AmericanCatholic.org-Catholic Update ©2001-Human Sexuality by Richard Sparks, C.S.P.
Whether one is married, single or a vowed celibate, whether one is heterosexual or homosexual, and regardless of one's age or maturity, dealing creatively with sexuality remains a fundamental and lifelong task.
The Church teaches that human sexual intercourse is an action inscribed by the Creator with a twofold meaning, that is, with both a unitive and procreative dimension.
The section of Human Sexuality on singleness is powerful, sensitive, and one of the few official statements of the Church about the charism and cross of living singly in a largely coupled society.
www.americancatholic.org /Newsletters/CU/ac0892.asp   (2987 words)

  Aging and Human Sexuality Resource Guide
Sexual activity frequency and satisfaction prior to AMI were the major contributors to frequency and satisfaction after AMI; age and education were the major contributors to sexual activity frequency; and age was the sole contributor to sexual satisfaction.
Sexuality is a lifelong force, and there are qualitative and quantitative changes that occur with age, as they do in other areas of human activity.
Topics include: age and sexual functioning (age and decline of sexuality, cohort effects, importance of an established partner for sexual activity in older women, sexual activities apart from intercourse, health and socioeconomic status and partnered sex, biological factors and sexual activity); specific sexual dysfunctions (prevalence, sexual dysfunctions and sexual satisfaction, etiology); and management (assessment, treatment).
www.apa.org /pi/aging/sexuality.html   (6445 words)

  Reference.com/Encyclopedia/Human sexuality
Human sexuality refers to the expression of sexual sensation and related intimacy between human beings, as well as the expression of identity through sex and as influenced by or based on sex.
Human sexuality can also be understood as part of the social life of humans, governed by implied rules of behavior and the status quo.
Human sexual behavior in most individuals is typically influenced, or heavily affected by norms from the culture in which the individual lives.
www.reference.com /browse/wiki/Sexual_relationship   (1315 words)

  Human Sexuality - MSN Encarta
Human Sexuality, general term referring to various sexually related aspects of human life, including physical and psychological development, and behaviors, attitudes, and social customs associated with the individual's sense of gender, relationships, sexual activity, mate selection, and reproduction.
Sexuality permeates many areas of human life and culture, thereby setting humans apart from other members of the animal kingdom, in which the objective of sexuality is more often confined to reproduction.
Secondary sexual characteristics are attributes other than the sex organs that generally distinguish one sex from the other but are not essential to reproduction, such as the larger breasts characteristic of women and the facial hair and deeper voices characteristic of men.
encarta.msn.com /encyclopedia_761580700/Human_Sexuality.html   (999 words)

 Human Sexuality - Printer-friendly - MSN Encarta
Sexually active adolescents may wonder if their peers are abstinent, while sexually inactive adolescents may believe that their peers are sexually active.
Understanding the processes and underlying mechanisms of sexual arousal and orgasm is important to help people become more familiar with their bodies and their sexual responses and to assist in the diagnosis and treatment of sexual dysfunctions.
Sexually transmitted diseases should be diagnosed and treated by qualified medical practitioners, and all sexual partners must be treated in order to avoid reinfection.
encarta.msn.com /text_761580700___0/Human_Sexuality.html   (4626 words)

 20th WCP: Sartre and the Rationalization of Human Sexuality
Human sexuality would be no different from any other sexuality based on a physical organism which approximated human physical structure; the presence or absence of the distinctive psychical endowments of a human would make no difference for sexuality.
Sartre argues that sexuality is not just another desire, that sexuality is basic to human relations, but his qualifications are debilitating and his general satisfaction with abstractions leaves the issue hanging.
The description of the sexual relation, it develops, is interchangeable with a description of the relation of the soul to the body, or with any relation between subject and object.
www.bu.edu /wcp/Papers/Cont/ContAlex.htm   (2487 words)

 Human Sexuality
Sexuality is a natural and healthy part of life.
The Puritan ideology of repressed sexuality dates back to fifth Century theologian Saint Augustine whose concept of Original Sin became dogma: sexual desire is sinful; infants are infected from the moment of conception with the disease of original sin; and Adam and Eve's sin corrupted the whole of nature itself.
At the core of the theocratic right's political and cultural goals is an effort to delegitimize and censor all forms of human sexuality that don't fit into a narrow mold: sex between a man and woman who are married.
www.theocracywatch.org /human_sexuality.htm   (737 words)

 Circumcision: Male - Effects Upon Human Sexuality
This mucous-membrane-to-mucous-membrane contact provides the natural lubrication necessary for sexual relations and prevents both the dryness responsible for painful intercourse and the chafing and abrasions which allow entry of sexually transmitted diseases, both viral and bacterial.
Circumcision simply counteracts excessive lust; for there is no doubt that circumcision weakens the power of sexual excitement, and sometimes lessens the natural enjoyment; the organ necessarily becomes weak when it loses blood and is deprived of its covering from the beginning.
Without religious or racial prejudice, we affirm this basic human right.'' Due to the lifelong consequences of the permanent surgical alteration of children's genitals, it becomes imperative that children have the right to own their own reproductive organs and to preserve their natural sexual function.
www.cirp.org /library/anatomy/milos-macris2   (1951 words)

 Office of Marriage & Famly Life - Human Sexuality: Church's Teaching on Sexuality
Sexual intimacy is reserved for marriage where it becomes a sign and pledge of spiritual communion.
The Church teaches that, objectively, masturbation is an intrinsically and seriously disordered act because the sexual activity is meant to be shared with one's spouse in the committed relationship of marriage, not as a solitary act.
To use the sexual faculty in a way which causes the generation of new life to be impossible is to misuse it and is wrong.
www.archspm.org /family/human_sexuality.html   (1652 words)

 Human Sexuality: Polyamory: Multiple Loving, Caring Relationships   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Sexual oppression of this kind can be the source of some of the most serious and damaging psychological disorders.
Human beings need love, and they need constantly to be in relationships that develop and support each other - not to whither away in the confines of a relationship with defined parameters.
Human beings are at their most beautiful when allowed creative and emotional freedom.
www.humantruth.info /poly.html   (4462 words)

 SSRC :: Sexuality Research Fellowships Fellowship :: 2005-2006 SRFP Postdoctoral Fellowships on Sexuality and Policy
The Sexuality Research Fellowship is pleased to announce the 2005-2006 Postdoctoral Fellowships on Sexuality and Policy.
Applicants are encouraged to submit research proposals that seek to investigate a wide range of sexuality topics as conceptualized by their respective disciplines or fields.
Applicants will be expected to demonstrate commitment to human sexuality research as evidenced by publications, presentations at scientific meetings, and memberships in professional associations.
www.ssrc.org /fellowships/sexuality   (733 words)

 ELCA Task Force on Human Sexuality Works to Finalize a Third Study
The 2001 assembly mandated the church to engage in studies on human sexuality.
A proposed social statement on human sexuality is due in early 2009.
Set Free in Christ: Talking about Human Sexuality, is the third in a series of studies developed by the task force under the banner of "Journey Together Faithfully," said the Rev. Roger A. Willer, senior research associate, ELCA Church in Society.
www.elca.org /News/Releases.asp?article=3442   (728 words)

 wfn.org | WCC FEATURE: Human sexuality: body and spirit, church and
The second session examined how issues of sexuality had been addressed by the churches and theologians, and the third asked in which direction a fellowship of churches seeking unity might attempt to listen to the concerns of its members.
There were common aspects to the statements: acknowledgement of the discontinuity between traditional church positions on sexuality and the reality "out there", consideration of the Bible as the foundation for ethical decision-making, albeit in different ways and with different emphases, and the adoption of a humble approach, recognizing the need for further study and reflection.
Further discussion among participants revealed the range of experiences represented: from churches with no word for sexuality or awareness of homosexuality, to a church defined by its openness to different sexual expressions; from traditional churches with a quiet acceptance of homosexuality and churches with pastoral responses to social realities, to churches divided on the issue.
www.wfn.org /2006/02/msg00267.html   (1022 words)

 HS/HSL - Human Sexuality Resources
The International Society for the Study of Women's Sexual Health is an academic and scientific organization that provides opportunities for communication among scholars, researchers and practitioners about women's sexual function and experiences, and supports high standards of ethics and professionalism in research, education and clinical practice of women's sexuality.
National Council on Sexual Addiction and Compulsivity · The NCSAC is dedicated to the promotion of public and professional recognition, awareness, and understanding of sexual addiction, sexual compulsivity and sexual offending.
Sexual Health and Fertility after Brain and Spinal Cord Impairment · is a resource created by physicians and nurses especially trained in the area of sexuality and bladder care following traumatic brain or spinal cord injury.
www.hshsl.umaryland.edu /resources/sexuality.html   (2658 words)

 Episcopal News Service
When the House asked a group of bishops, in 1999, to prepare a study guide on some issues in human sexuality, it was conscious of the need to listen to the experience of homosexuals as called for in the 1998 Lambeth Conference Resolution 1.10.
As is stated in the Foreword to the document, 'it works within the parameters of the House's 1991 Statement Issues in Human Sexuality and does not seek to change the position of the House of Bishops from the one expressed there'.
A short accompanying booklet, A Companion to Some Issues in Human Sexuality, with study material for individuals and groups, is being provided to assist the wider Church - in the General Synod, dioceses, parishes and elsewhere - in its continuing reflection.
www.episcopalchurch.org /3577_21454_ENG_HTM.htm   (443 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)

Human sexuality is thus a good, part of that created gift which God saw as being very good, when he created the human person in his image and likeness, and "male and female he created them" (Genesis 1:27).
Awareness of the positive significance of sexuality for personal harmony and development, as well as the person's vocation in the family, society and the Church, always represents the educational horizon to be presented during the stages of adolescent growth.
Human sexuality is a sacred mystery and must be presented according to the doctrinal and moral teaching of the Church, always bearing in mind the effects of original sin.
www.christusrex.org /www1/pope/sexeduc.html   (16894 words)

 Human Sexuality
Although all persons are sexual beings whether or not they are married, sexual relations are only clearly affirmed in the marriage bond.
We believe that sexual relations where one or both partners are exploitative, abusive, or promiscuous are beyond the parameters of acceptable Christian behavior and are ultimately destructive to individuals, families, and the social order.
We insist that all persons, regardless of age, gender, marital status, or sexual orientation, are entitled to have their human and civil rights ensured.
archives.umc.org /interior.asp?mid=1728   (549 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.
All groups disapprove of sexual behavior that is non-consensual, manipulative, or unsafe.
www.religioustolerance.org /chr_sex.htm   (416 words)

 Electronic Journal of Human Sexuality
A Publication of the Institute for Advanced Study of Human Sexuality, San Francisco, California, USA
To disseminate knowledge about all aspects of human sexuality to the widest possible international community at moderate cost.
Final decisions on the content are the responsibility of the authors, but the editors will have the final say on whether the comments are published, in the absence of changes by the author, or on removal of the article if serious problems are reported.
www.ejhs.org   (380 words)

 SFSU Bulletin 2007/08--Human Sexuality Studies
Human sexuality studies provides students with knowledge about the processes and variations in: sexual functions and reproduction; intimate relationships; sexual and gender role development and behavior; and the social, cultural, historical and moral contexts of sex and love.
Sexuality education for students at the regional community colleges and at the local school boards that offer or plan to offer courses and curricula on sexuality, including counseling in the secondary schools.
Human resource departments of businesses and corporations, responsible for the provision of sexuality and sexual orientation anti-discrimination and partner benefits areas for employees.
www.sfsu.edu /~bulletin/current/programs/humsexst.htm   (966 words)

 DNK Amazon Store :: Why Is Sex Fun?: The Evolution of Human Sexuality (Science Masters)
Homosexuality is totally overlooked, yet it's one of the mayor puzzles of human sexuality- and of sexuality in general.
I realize this book is about human sexuality but too much time was spent on why men might conceivable lactate in the future to nurture their young.
So, if you are interested in reading how unique human sexuality is from other animals and would also like to read, to some extent, about shore bird and primate sexual practices with regard to monogamy, promiscuity, and harems you'll likely enjoy the book.
www.entertainmentcareers.net /book/ProductDetails.aspx?asin=0465031269   (796 words)

 Human Sexuality Syllabus
To define major theoretical perspectives that influence the scientific study of human sexuality.
To understand human sexual anatomy and physiology, arousal and response, conception and contraception, sexually transmitted diseases and varieties of sexual life styles, relationships and practices.
Understand the significant theoretical perspectives that inform the study of human sexuality.
www.ccis.edu /courses/psyc385a   (1100 words)

 Human Sexuality online   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Human sexuality includes not only the biological component of male and female sexuality but also attitudes, values, and feelings about one’s own gender and sex role.
Consequently, in dealing with sex as a natural biological function, the expression of which is a dimension of psychosocial behavior, the sexual development and/or differentiation of men and women from conception to maturity will be stressed.
Human Sexuality Online is team taught by Jody Martin de Camilo and Diane Piscreata.
www.stlcc.edu /mc/dept/biology/human_sexuality_online.htm   (1258 words)

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