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  Human sexual behavior - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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).
Sexual masochism is the recurrent urge or behavior of wanting to be humiliated, beaten, bound, or otherwise made to suffer.
Sexual sadism is the recurrent urge or behavior involving acts in which the pain or humiliation of the victim is sexually exciting.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Human_sexual_behaviour   (3078 words)

 Human sexual behaviour: Information for students
Physical pleasure as a motivation for sexuality and as a consequence of sexual behaviour is often left unmentioned.
In general, normal sexual behaviour is not associated with undesirable sequelae either to the individual or to society.
When discussing with clients their sexual behaviour it should be pointed out that unprotected anal intercourse particularly for the passive partner (or recipient) is the most dangerous sexual behaviour.
www.stdservices.on.net /std/social_aspects/behaviour.htm   (2758 words)

 Situational sexual behavior - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Situational sexual behavior is sexual behavior of a kind that is different from what is usual for that person (or from what that person normally exhibits) due to a social environment that permits, encourages, or compels those acts.
To contrast, for those whose primary sexual identification is pedophilia, visiting foreign countries where sex with minors can be easily practiced is not situational sexual behavior.
It should be noted that many people change their sexual behaviour in different situations.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Situational_sexual_behaviour   (258 words)

 Hormones & Sexual Behaviour   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
The behavioural measure was the lordosis score, that is, the percentage of trials on which the female showed a lordosis response when the male attempted to mount.
It is tempting to think that the restoration of sexual behaviour in castrated male animals given testosterone replacement therapy is the result of the hormone reactivating 'centers' in the brain that control sexual motivation.
This experiment suggests that the effects of replacement testosterone on sexual behaviour could be mediated by changes in the sensitivity of the rats' penis rather than an effect of the hormone on brain tissue.
salmon.psy.plym.ac.uk /year1/sexbehav.htm   (3096 words)

 High-risk behaviour of primary school learners
In this study a situation analysis was made of the high-risk behaviour of primary school learners with the aim of understanding their behaviour to enable researchers to develop appropriate intervention and prevention programmes for this age group.
A questionnaire was used to evaluate the knowledge, attitudes and behaviour with regard to substance abuse and sexual behaviour of the learners.
Sexual behaviour is one of the most important high-risk behaviours as it is related to teenage pregnancy and the transmission of HIV - growing and serious problems in the community.
www.sahealthinfo.org /admodule/highrisk.htm   (2701 words)

 Sex - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
However, the degree to which biological and environmental factors contribute to the psychosocial aspects of sexual differentiation, and even the interrelationships between the various psychosocial aspects of differentiation, are less well understood (see the nature versus nurture debate).
Some people have sought to define their sexuality and sexual identity in non-polar terms in the belief that the simple division of all humans into "males" and "females" does not fit their individual conditions.
In gender theory, the term "heteronormativity" refers to the idea that human beings fall into two distinct and complementary categories, male and female; that sexual and marital relations are normal only when between two people of different genders; and that each gender has certain natural roles in life.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Sex   (1898 words)

 Adolescent sexual behaviour: Information for students
Sexual thoughts, feelings, and behaviours, present throughout life, are often accentuated during adolescence.
The normal developmental task of establishing an adult sexual identity and the capacity for intimacy may be frustrated by the prolonged interval between attainment of reproductive maturity and social permission to express one's sexuality as an adult.
Risk-taking behaviour involving driving, substance use, and/or sexual activity may have harmful consequences which the adolescent is unable to anticipate or effectively prevent.
www.stdservices.on.net /std/social_aspects/adolescent.htm   (1798 words)

 Sexual harassment -- Facts, Info, and Encyclopedia article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Sexual harassment is (The act of tormenting by continued persistent attacks and criticism) harassment of a sexual nature, typically in the workplace or other setting where raising objections or refusing may have negative consequences.
Sexual harassment is considered a form of (Click link for more info and facts about illegal) illegal (Unfair treatment of a person or group on the basis of prejudice) discrimination.
Probably the best definition of sexual harassment is sexual behaviour which the person doing it reasonably should have known was unwanted/likely to be unwanted and distressing.
www.absoluteastronomy.com /encyclopedia/s/se/sexual_harassment.htm   (422 words)

 Sexual abuse of children. Child sexuality and sexual behaviour   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
The purpose of this report is to shed light on child sexuality, primarily by reporting current research on the normal sexual behaviour of children as well as the state of knowledge of problematic child sexual behaviour.
The question of what is to be considered "common/normal" or "deviant" sexual behaviour in children has become increasingly relevant in recent years due to the attention paid to the problematic area of child sexual abuse.
Sexuality can be seen from various and, to a certain extent, opposing viewpoints, on the one hand as biologically based and thereby guided by biological processes which can be encouraged or disturbed during childhood.
www.sos.se /FULLTEXT/123/2001-123-20/summary.htm   (385 words)

 sexual behaviour, human --¬† Encyclop√¶dia Britannica
There are two major determinants of human sexual behaviour: the inherited sexual response patterns that have evolved as a means of ensuring reproduction and that are a part of each individual's genetic inheritance, and the degree of restraint or other types of influence exerted on the...
Sexual fantasy or daydreaming is another aspect of human sexuality.
Study incorporated variables like child age, maternal level of education, family views on sexuality, family stress level, and hours per week in day care in its survey of sexual behaviour in more than 1,000 children between the age group of 2-12.
www.britannica.com /eb/article-9109534   (910 words)

 Genesis: Morality, Sexual Behaviour and Depravity   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
And 'naked' is used in (Gen 2: 25) for referring to sexual behaviour between primitive male and female animals engaging instinctively in sex.
The social rules (laws) of behaviour set out in the Pentateuch enable people to resist, counter and overcome primitive instinctive urges and beastlike behaviour, enable human beings to have good lives of high quality, to know the difference between good and evil and so to choose that which is good.
Sodomy, having sexual relations between persons of the same sex, is unnatural and abnormal, corrupting and destructive of human society and humane behaviour, is punished with utmost severity.
www.solbaram.org /articles/genmor.html   (6289 words)

 Sexual behaviour in the City of Lisbon - Preliminary Results
2- To develop a methodology to study sexual behaviour in random samples of the population in general.
METHODS: 1- A questionnaire on sexual behaviour was designed upon the experience obtained in an exploratory study.
Data results indicate a strong difference in sexual behaviour, between the men and women of this sample which suggest that further studies should be undertaken as to the reasons of such.
www.aegis.com /aidsline/1990/dec/M90C3029.html   (511 words)

 Having sex for the first time
Having sexual intercourse - when a boy's hard penis goes inside a girl's vagina, or even just touches the outside of her vagina - is what leads to pregnancy.
Sexual intercourse between a boy and a girl starts with both of them getting sexually excited as a result of kissing, stroking, caressing rubbing and touching each other.
When the couple are both ready to have sexual intercourse (and this includes the boy putting a condom on if he is going to use one), it is probably easiest if either the boy or the girl uses their hand to guide the penis into the vagina.
www.avert.org /sfeel2.htm   (2290 words)

 Neurobiology of Sexual Behaviour   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
One way of approaching this controversy is to see it as an example of the nature-nurture debate, but of course the implications and emotions aroused are a long way from discussion of the development of birdsong or pecking in newborn chicks.
The term "sexual preference" was introduced in the 1970's to correct the earlier concept that homosexuality was a disease or deviation.
The sexually dimorphic nucleus of the preoptic area of the hypothalamus is much larger in male rats than in females.
salmon.psy.plym.ac.uk /year2/Sexbehav.htm   (4375 words)

 Mediaeval sexual behaviour
The free sexuality of the early Middle Ages can be traced in early court records, which list numerous sexual offences, from fornication and adultery to incest and homosexuality, and also in the complaints of moralists and Church dignitaries.
The strict sexual taboos imposed by the Church created widespread fears of impotence, as we can tell from the countless Church edicts forbidding attempts to restore potency by magical means, from the demand for restoratives, and from the fact that witches were constantly accused of blighting potency, as we shall later see in more detail.
The frank sexuality of the early Celts was associated with the worship of fertility religions; when the Christian missionaries imposed a new morality, many of the old ceremonies survived and provided occasions for outbursts of sexuality in defiance of Church law.
www.ourcivilisation.com /smartboard/shop/taylorgr/sxnhst/chap2.htm   (9661 words)

 Statistical trends, measurement and indicators (sexual behaviour)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Identification of trends in sexual ill-health relies upon a range of data.
Understanding of sexual health has also increased, for example, in relation to the epidemiology of HIV and sexually transmitted infections, and patterns of sexual behaviour.
It finds that in almost all countries, the majority of men aged 20-24 report having had sexual intercourse before their 20th birthday, and that in sub-Saharan African countries, fewer than half of sexually active men aged 15-24 use a contraceptive method.
www.eldis.org /health/sexreprostat.htm   (307 words)

 Why are health psychologists interested in human sexual behaviour and how have they attempted to study it?
The next central method of studying human sexual relations is through social constructionist studies, this approach has a meaning-centred focal point and is implemented through the use of questionnaires.
Rosario et al (1999) attempted to understand the sexual behaviour of homosexual and bisexual youths using the Cognitive-Environmental model (CEM) created by Fishbein et al (1991).
is influenced by: 1) skills or abilities to engage in the behaviour 2) intentions or commitments to perform the behaviour 3) absence of environmental constraints that prevent the behaviour.
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 Sexual behaviour in Zulu men and women with genital ulcer disease (GUD)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Sexual behaviour in Zulu men and women with genital ulcer disease.
OBJECTIVE--To investigate patterns of sexual behaviour in men and women with genital ulcer disease (GUD) and their relevance to HIV-1 transmission.
METHODS--A sexual behaviour questionnaire was administered by the same interviewer to all participants who were also entered into a study of the microbial aetiology of GUD.
www.cirp.org /library/disease/HIV/ofarrell3   (287 words)

 Family History Does Influence Sexual Behaviour
Enjoyment and curiosity, along with pressure from friends and a desire to "prove their manhood," were the main reasons they had sex, the young men told the researchers.
The fl and Hispanic teens were questioned about their own sexual behavior, family structure, parents' attitude toward sex and their peers' sexual behavior.
Teens who reported having parents with permissive attitudes about sex and who thought that their peers were sexually active were more likely to have sex themselves, the researchers found.
www.altpenis.com /penis_news/20030023013004data_trunc_sys.shtml   (1018 words)

 ParentLink - About sex (children's sexual behaviour)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Children need to feel that the sexual parts of their bodies are good, just as they feel that it is good to have arms and legs.
When parents talk to children about their bodies and about their sexual behaviour and feelings children learn that it is okay to talk about these things with parents.
Babies usually do not explore their genitals (the sexual part of their bodies) until late in the first year as they are harder to see than parts like hands and feet.
www.parentlink.act.gov.au /parentguides/parentg_aboutsex.htm   (2198 words)

 Hormones & Sexual Behaviour   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
There are individual differences in the intensity of these behaviours that may be linked to variation in circulating hormone levels.
The behavioural measure was the lordosis score, that is, the percentage of trials on which the female showed a lordotis response when the male attempted to mount.
It is tempting to think that the restoration of sexual behaviour in castrated male animals given testosterone replacement therapy is the result of the hormone reactivating 'centres' in the brain that control sexual motivation.
www.agri.ubu.ac.th /maturos/1203312/behaviour/sexbehav.html   (2322 words)

 Sexual Behaviour
It seemed extraordinary to Lenkiewicz that sexual proclivities active all day and all night in the private lives of the complainees should become an issue in law.
Heterosexual behaviour, homosexual behaviour, auto-erotic behaviour, bestiality, even necrophilia are commonplace in our society and most societies, and characterise more than 50% of all human entertainments.
The project seemed to indicate that all sexual behaviour was auto-erotic; from marriage partners to strangers' underwear.
www.robertlenkiewicz.co.uk /project16.asp   (302 words)

 Sexual Behaviour In Public
If the police charged you with ‘offensive behaviour in public’ for holding hands or kissing, they would be unlawfully discriminating against you, since this behaviour is generally accepted.
The definition of offensive behaviour was established by the courts in 1961.‘Offensive’ means potentially offensive – an actual person does not need to have been offended.
But to be offensive, the behaviour also has to be easily seen – if it ‘cannot be seen without the observer having to take abnormal or unusual action to observe it’, it isn’t offensive.
www.over-the-rainbow.org /main/topic7_3.htm   (396 words)

 Changing sexual behaviour in the UK   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
For men and women reaching sexual maturity in the 1950s, the average age at first intercourse was 20 and 21 respectively; by the mid-1990s, it was 16 for both sexes.
39% of women and 14% of men born in the early 1930s married before having sexual intercourse and a further 14% of women and 6% of men were engaged to be married before doing so.
There is near universal condemnation of sexual relationships outside of regular ones, with the majority of people of both sexes - four out of five - strongly disapproving of sexual infidelity.
www.medicalnewstoday.com /medicalnews.php?newsid=26334&nfid=mnf   (560 words)

 HotAIR - The Effect of Television on Sexual Behavior   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
This past year, an official in India proposed that televisions be given to the nation’s citizens, because televisions are an effective form of birth control.
Prior research strongly suggests that sexual intercourse is a cause of pregnancy.
Also as noted above, if individuals are not engaging in sexual intercourse, then they are less likely to get pregnant (this is especially true of females), and this in turn is likely to effect a decrease in the birth rate.
www.improbable.com /airchives/paperair/volume8/v8i2/tv-sex.html   (1107 words)

 Sexual behaviour and its medicalisation: in sickness and in health -- Hart and Wellings 324 (7342): 896 -- BMJ
Sexual behaviour and its medicalisation: in sickness and in health
The problem with an overly medical approach to sexual behaviour is that social and interpersonal dynamics may be ignored.
Sexual behaviour in Britain: reported sexually transmitted infections and prevalent Chlamydia trachomatis infection.
bmj.com /cgi/content/full/324/7342/896   (2209 words)

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