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  Sexual Behaviors - DASH/HealthyYouth
The YRBSS monitors behaviors that contribute markedly to the leading causes of death, disability, and social problems among youth and adults in the United States.
See Sexual Behaviors: School Health Guidelines, developed to help school personnel and others plan, implement, and evaluate educational efforts to prevent HIV infection.
Leigh B, Stall R. Substance use and risky sexual behavior for exposure to HIV: issues in methodology, interpretation, and prevention.
www.cdc.gov /HealthyYouth/sexualbehaviors/index.htm   (813 words)

  Sexuality 2: Sexual orientation and sexual behavior
Sexual orientation is the erotic or romantic attraction (or “preference”) for sharing sexual expression with members of the opposite sex (heterosexuality), one’s own sex (homosexuality), or both sexes (bisexuality).
Sexual behaviors are actions (touching, kissing, and other stimulation of the body) related to the expression of one’s sexuality.
For example, one person may practice sexual behaviors with another person for reasons other than sexual orientation (for example, for survival, money, or power over another individual), or a person may practice sexual behaviors that conform to societal norms, even if the practice is not consistent with that person’s sexual orientation.
www.engenderhealth.org /res/onc/sexuality/understanding/pg2.html   (209 words)

 Sexual behaviors
Sexual behaviors should not be used as the sole criteria for determining whether a child has a significant problem.
The sexual behaviors of children who are engaged in the natural process of childhood exploration are balanced with curiosity about other parts of their universe as well.
Behaviors of Group II children include: excessive or public masturbation, overt sexual behaviors with adults, insertion of objects into their own or other’s genital, and talking about sexual acts.
www.cyc-net.org /cyc-online/cycol-0701-toni1.html   (1783 words)

 Child Sexual Abuse - (National Center for PTSD)
These sexual behaviors are intended to erotically arouse the older person, generally without consideration for the reactions or choices of the child and without consideration for the effects of the behavior upon the child.
Behaviors that are sexually abusive often involve bodily contact, such as in the case of sexual kissing, touching, fondling of genitals, and oral, anal, or vaginal intercourse.
However, behaviors may be sexually abusive even if they don't involve contact, such as in the case of genital exposure ("flashing"), verbal pressure for sex, and sexual exploitation for purposes of prostitution or pornography.
www.ncptsd.va.gov /ncmain/ncdocs/fact_shts/fs_child_sexual_abuse.html   (1099 words)

 1995 Sexual Harassment Report   (Site not responding. Last check: )
In virtually every case, whether the behavior was engaged in by a supervisor or by a coworker, the proportion of respondents—both men and women—who classified the six behaviors as sexual harassment rose between 1980 and 1987 and had increased again by 1994.
Individuals who were able to stop the offensive behavior by confronting their harassers or by reporting the behavior to someone in a position to help did this in widely varying ways, from the barely assertive to the unequivocally forceful.
Sexual joking or workplace conversations about sex are thought to be inappropriate by 54 percent of nonsupervisory respondents to our survey and a slightly larger number of supervisors (58 percent).
www.mspb.gov /studies/rpt_95_sexual_harassment/1995_sexual_harassment.htm   (14257 words)

 Differences in Sexual Risk Behaviors Among College Students - The Body
The goal of this research was to determine if either group engages in higher risk sexual behavior and to provide information to sexual health educators on appropriate priorities for educational programs tailored to particular groups of students.
Among men, 39% of those reporting both-sex sexual partners and 35% of those reporting same-sex sexual partners were 23 years of age or older, compared to 23% of men with only opposite-sex sexual experience.
Among women, 34% of those reporting both-sex sexual partners and 27% of those reporting same-sex sexual partners were 23 years of age or older, compared to 16% of women with only opposite-sex sexual experience.
www.thebody.com /content/art2334.html   (1075 words)

 Sexual health: How to achieve a fulfilling sexual relationship - MayoClinic.com
As long as a sexual fantasy or behavior doesn't lead to emotional or physical discomfort, conflict in the relationship, or problems in other aspects of their lives, it shouldn't be a source of concern.
When a partner's preference for a specific sexual behavior is a source of conflict, the partners need to use negotiation skills to arrive at a pattern of behavior that is acceptable to both.
For a person to become sexually aroused and to function normally, he or she needs to have a feeling of self-confidence, freedom from anxiety, the presence of arousing mental and physical stimulation, and the ability to focus attention on sexually arousing thoughts or behavior.
www.mayoclinic.com /health/sexual-health/HQ01363   (1736 words)

 Children's Department: Recognizing Healthy and Unhealthy Sexual Development in Children   (Site not responding. Last check: )
However, normative (or expected) sexual behaviors are usually not overtly sexual, are more exploratory and playful in nature, do not show a preoccupation with sexual interactions, and are not hostile, aggressive, or hurtful to self or others.
That is, sexual behaviors in children present a special concern when they appear as prominent features in a child's life, or when sexual play or behaviors are not welcomed by other children involved in the play.
Parents who have questions about sexual behavior in children should take the time to learn about sexual development in their child, and be aware of the possibility of sexual difficulties.
www.selfhelpmagazine.com /articles/child_behavior/sexdev.html   (1122 words)

 Sexual Behaviors leading to mating successes and failures in adult male and female Drosophila Melanogaster
The tracking behavior is apparently guided visually, because defects in vision tend to misorient in relation to the female, resulting in the termination of tracking, and consequently the whole sequence of courtship.(Yamamoto D 1999) Vision is extremely important for mating preferences in D. melanogaster.
This portion of the experiment indicates that rejection behavior is triggered exclusively by accessory gland secretions and that its persistence depends on the presence of sperm, which in turn may stabilize the activity of accessory gland fluid (seminal fluid).
Behaviors controlling the propensity to mate or remate can have large effects on fitness, because the decision to mate during a given period can have direct effects on current and future reproduction and hence fitness (Sgro C 2000).
www.colostate.edu /Depts/Entomology/courses/en507/papers_2001/montano.htm   (2365 words)

 97 YRBS Results - Sexual Behaviors - Massachusetts Department of Education   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Sexually transmitted diseases contribute to illness and death among adolescents, young adults, and newborns.
Among students who had been sexually active in the past three months, those who had used any alcohol or drugs before their last sexual intercourse were significantly less likely than those who had not to report any use of birth control at the time (74% vs. 86%).
Finally, the strong association between high-risk sexual behaviors and alcohol or marijuana use suggests that sexuality education may be most effective if it is part of health education, which also discusses the dangers of drug and heavy alcohol use.
www.doe.mass.edu /cnp/hprograms/yrbs/97/97yrbs06.html   (2597 words)

 Avian Health Network: AHN Happenings
It does seem to occur in cockatoos which are closely bonded to their owners and have been displaying sexual behaviors such as soliciting their owners (or other birds/animals/objects in the household) and masturbation.
Sexual behaviors tend to occur in birds that are mate-bonded with their owners.
Males may be displaying sexual behaviors toward the owner that are too subtle for the owner to notice; these behaviors may become exaggerated in a stressful situation such as a veterinary visit.
www.stoppdd.org /articles/cloacal_prolapse.html   (1267 words)

 Sexual Risk Behaviors Among Young PeopleIn Bamenda, Cameroon   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Sexuality is an area that has long attracted sociologists and anthropologists as well as demographers because of the identified relationships between sexual behaviors and certain reproductive health problems.
Sexual intercourse was identified by most of the young people (94%) as a way in which HIV is transmitted, followed by infected blood (51%), shared needles (39%) and maternal transmission (14%).
The relationship between precocious sexual intercourse and school attendance may reflect the fact that school promotes the meeting of young people of the opposite sex in an environment that is not controlled by their family.
www.guttmacher.org /pubs/journals/2611800.html   (5066 words)

 Stop Child Abuse North Dakota   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Natural and healthy sexual exploration during childhood is an information gathering process wherein children explore each other’s bodies, by looking and touching, as well as explore gender roles and behaviors.
It is a natural inclination to think that a child has been sexually abused if he or she engages in problematic sexual behaviors.
Generally, this type of sexual behavior is in response to things which go on around them or feelings which reawaken memories which are traumatic, painful, overly stimulating or of which they can’t make sense.
www.stopchildabusend.com /families/behaviors.asp   (946 words)

 ReCAPP: Journal Summary (July/Aug 2001): Sexual Behaviors and Socioeconomic Status
The relationship between race/ethnicity and sexual behavior was only slightly affected by adjustment for socioeconomic factors such as parental education, family income, and family structure.
The overall findings suggest that differences in sexual behavior by race/ethnicity cannot be attributed to the effect of a family's socioeconomic status.
Sexual behavior differences by SES and race/ethnicity were not large enough to account for differences by race/ethnicity in national STI and birth rates.
www.etr.org /recapp/research/journal200107.htm   (901 words)

 SSSS : About Compulsive Sexual Behavior
Sexual scientists have used various terms to describe this phenomenon: hypersexuality, erotomania, nymphomania, satyriasis, and most recently sexual addiction and compulsive sexual behavior.
The pathologizing of sexual behavior may be driven by anti-sexual attitudes and a failure to recognize the wide-range of normal human sexual expression.
However, there is no scientific merit to viewing these behaviors as disorders, compulsive or "deviant." When someone is distressed about these behaviors, they are most likely in conflict with their own or someone else's value system rather than this being a function of compulsion.
www.sexscience.org /publications/index.php?category_id=440&subcategory_id=334   (1687 words)

 Verbal and Nonverbal Consent - Burrow
This policy states that consent for sexual behavior must be (a) verbal, (b) mutual, and (c) reiterated for every new level of sexual behavior.
It is interesting to note that a nonverbal behavior was perceived as being the most important method for a woman to communicate consent for intercourse, while a verbal behavior was perceived as the most important method for a woman to communicate nonconsent.
Her study was an exploratory investigation and she was interested in looking at many factors including (a) what consent behaviors men and women report using the most/least and (b) whether each gender reports using different or similar consent behaviors.
www.ejhs.org /volume1/burrow/burrow.htm   (3158 words)

 Normative Sexual Behavior in Children: A Contemporary Sample -- Friedrich et al. 101 (4): e9 -- Pediatrics
Sexual behavior in 1114 2- to 12-year-old children was rated by primary female caregivers.
Sexual behavior in children can be sorted into a number of categories, all of them having an adult behavioral correspondence.
sexual behavior of 1- to 3- and 4- to 6-year-old children.
pediatrics.aappublications.org /cgi/content/full/101/4/e9   (3819 words)

A child's sexual behavior does not "go underground" as is normal when children learn that many adults are un-accepting of much of their overt exploration.
Sexually abused children may believe that their only value is in being a sexual object.
Sexual preoccupation and compulsive sexual behaviors, precocious sexual activity, aggressive sexual behaviors, promiscuity, prostitution, sexual dysfunction, flashbacks, difficulty in arousal, orgasm.
parentingtoolbox.com /hbuild/sexualabuse.htm   (4346 words)

 Assessing Normal Child Sexual Behaviors
However, a new survey of the sexual behaviors of more than 1,000 children, ages 2 to 12, may help parents and pediatricians recognize many of these activities as part of normal sexual development.
Five sexual behaviors were found to be relatively common among toddlers of both genders, being reported by at least 20% of all mothers surveyed.
Other common behaviors included exhibitionism in front of adults (15.4% in toddlers, declining sharply with advancing age), manual masturbation (16.7% in toddlers, declining to 3.7% by age 10 to 12), and rubbing, kissing or hugging adults and other children (between 7% to 15%, again, declining with age).
www.personalmd.com /news/a1998040613.shtml   (564 words)

Specific sexual behaviors that prevent infection - such as avoiding sexual intercourse with infected individuals and using condoms - are influenced both by personal factors such as attitudes, knowledge, and abilities and by more distal factors characterizing the contexts in which individuals' behaviors are carried out.
Other sexually transmitted diseases and other sequelae of sexual behavior as well as relevant aspects of sexual behavior itself also may be used as endpoints of proposed research as long as the relationship of the specific research question to HIV prevention is adequately justified.
They can be used to examine processes that influence sexual behavior regardless of HIV risk and to examine how, whether and when heightened risk of, or the perception of heightened risk of HIV affects those processes.
grants.nih.gov /grants/guide/pa-files/PAS-97-093.html   (3909 words)

 Sexual Behavior
HIV infection and sexually transmitted disease risk behaviors are included because AIDS is a critical public health threat, being the second leading cause of death for all Americans 25 to 44 years of age.
Thirty-one percent of high school students who have had sexual intercourse (31%), first had sexual intercourse at age 13 or 14, 14% first experienced sexual intercourse at 12 years of age or younger, and 10% first had sexual intercourse at age 17 or older.
Nine percent of sexually active high school students (9%) did not protect against pregnancy the last time they had sexual intercourse, and 4% were unsure of what method was used.
www.state.me.us /education/hiv/yrbs/99survey/sexual_behavior.htm   (1368 words)

 AboutOurKids.org | Towards a Better Understanding of Children's Sexual Behavior
Children around the country are being exposed to an onslaught of sexual messages that come at them with the speed of lightening, from all directions, and on an on-going and daily basis.
Adults need to know when a child's sexual expression is normative and developmentally appropriate, and when it has crossed this boundary into the realm of problematic behavior.
There are some sexual behaviors that may be problematic or at least require some adult intervention and monitoring.
www.aboutourkids.org /aboutour/articles/sexual.html   (1382 words)

 Adolescent Virginity Pledges and Risky Sexual Behaviors
The authors suggested that this risky sexual behavior, particularly anal sex, by virginity pledgers may partially account for the apparent paradox that pledgers, allegedly, do not have lower rates of infection by sexually transmitted diseases even though they delay sexual activity and have fewer sex partners.
Sexually active pledgers (those who have engaged in any vaginal, oral or anal sex) are also less likely to engage in these risk behaviors when compared to sexually active non-pledgers.
The sexual activity rates for sexually active persons (those who have engaged in vaginal, oral or anal sex) presented in the text is based on 11,128 observations.
www.heritage.org /Research/Abstinence/whitepaper06142005-2.cfm   (5756 words)

 Sex Addiction Treatment and Recovery from Compulsive Sexual Behavior
Obsessions with sexual images, compulsions to masturbate or to engage in sex with numerous partners or to avoid physical intimacy may be expressions of an underlying trauma.
The self-alienating behaviors are misguided attempts to re-engage the original injury, the underlying pain.
Phase one is the elimination or reduction of the patterned, compulsive sexual behavior.
www.life-healing.com /treatment-services/sexual-addiction-treatment.asp   (507 words)

 Trends in Sexual Risk Behaviors among High School Students - United States, 1991 to 1997 and 1999 to 2003
To determine when the majority of these improvements occurred, this paper more closely examines changes in sexual behaviors among high school students during two periods of time: 1991 to 1997 and 1999 to 2003.
Results show that sexual behaviors that place teens at risk for pregnancy and infection with HIV and STIs declined significantly from 1991 to 1997.
Sexual behaviors significantly improved from 1991 to 1997, but showed little change from 1999 to 2003 after the implementation of federally funded Title V abstinence-only-until-marriage initiatives in 1998.
www.advocatesforyouth.org /PUBLICATIONS/factsheet/fstrends.htm   (1122 words)

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