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  eMedicine - Sexuality and Disability : Article by Milton J Klein, DO
Sexual dysfunction in patients with disabling physical or neurologic conditions is often overlooked by medical personnel, but it is a topic of great importance to both the patient and those with whom they share significant relationships.
Sexual arousal is defined as increased heart rate, blood pressure, respiratory rate, and lubrication-swelling response associated with erotic psychic and physical stimulation.
Sexuality in a female patient with SCI is less studied than in male patients.
www.emedicine.com /pmr/topic178.htm   (5395 words)

The elderly often view sexuality as an expression of passion, affection, admiration, and loyalty; a renewal of romance; a general affirmation of life, especially the expression of joy; and a continuing opportunity for growth and experience.
In addition, sexual activity is a means for the elderly to affirm physical functioning, to maintain a strong sense of identity and establish self-confidence, and to prevent anxiety.
Sexuality in the elderly is particularly affected by problems that are common in this age group: eg, depression, medical disorders, or incapacitation or death of a partner.
www.merck.com /mrkshared/mm_geriatrics/sec14/ch114.jsp   (778 words)

 APA Style | Removing Bias in Language: Sexuality
Referring to sexual and intimate emotional partners by both male and female pronouns (e.g., "the adolescent males were asked about the age at which they first had a male or female sexual partner").
Using sexual terminology that is relevant to lesbians and gay men as well as bisexual and heterosexual people (e.g., "when did you first engage in sexual activity?" rather than "when did you first have sexual intercourse?").
Avoiding the assumption that pregnancy may result from sexual activity (e.g., "it is recommended that women attending the clinic who currently are engaging in sexual activity with men be given oral contraceptives" instead of "it is recommended that women who attend the clinic be given oral contraceptives").
www.apastyle.org /sexuality.html   (2181 words)

 ELCA Message on Sexuality: Some Common Convictions
Because human sexuality is a powerful, primal force in personal and communal life, both church and society seek to order sexual expectations and expression.
Sexual abuse is the sinful use of power to dominate or control another person sexually.
Sexual practices that result in physical harm to another are sinful and must be countered.
www.elca.org /socialstatements/sexuality   (2922 words)

 Disability and sexuality: Information for students
If we accept that sexual expression is a natural and important part of human life, then perceptions that deny sexuality for disabled people deny a basic right of expression..
After spinal cord injury the spinal centre for sexual function is generally intact; it is the communication from the brain to the spinal centre that is usually disrupted.
Unless some sensation in the area of the sexual organs remains, the usual sensation of orgasm is lost, but phantom orgasm elsewhere in the body may be experienced.
www.stdservices.on.net /std/social_aspects/disability.htm   (556 words)

 All Natural Male Enhancement   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Understanding the processes and underlying mechanisms of human sexuality reagrding 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.
Orgasm, or climax, is an intense and usually pleasurable sensation that occurs at the peak of sexual arousal and is followed by a drop in sexual tension.
Kinsey began interviewing people about their sexual histories in 1938, and with his colleagues he published Sexual Behavior in the Human Male (1948) and Sexual Behavior in the Human Female (1953), based mostly on interviews with 5300 white men and 5940 white women.
www.maxerectxx.com /Human-Sexuality.html   (1268 words)

 Sexuality and Reproductive Issues - National Cancer Institute
Sexuality is a complex, multidimensional phenomenon that incorporates biologic, psychologic, interpersonal, and behavioral dimensions.
The most common sexual problems for people with cancer are loss of desire for sexual activity in men and women, erectile dysfunction in men, and dyspareunia (pain with intercourse) in women.[3] Men may also experience anejaculation (absence of ejaculation), retrograde ejaculation (ejaculation going backward to the bladder), or the inability to reach orgasm.
Although the frequency of sexual thoughts was similar in both groups, the prevalence of erectile dysfunction (changes in voluntary erection in sexual situations, erection on awakening, and spontaneous erections) was higher in the radical prostatectomy group (80%) than in the watchful-waiting group (45%).
www.cancer.gov /cancerinfo/pdq/supportivecare/sexuality/healthprofessional   (1048 words)

 Humboldt-Universit├Ąt zu Berlin
However, the notion that a “sexualized” childhood is a tragic outcome of sexual abuse rests on the American premise that childhood should be devoid of sexuality.
Perhaps the zenith of models which regard adolescent sexuality as a social problem is the emergence of frameworks that explicitly define adolescent sexual behavior as a form of juvenile delinquency (Jessor and Jessor 1977; Miller and Moore 1990).
This tendency to ignore sexuality within the courtship process is unfortunate, because of the growing evidence that one of the major influences on PS behavior is the intimate relationship in which most adolescent sexual activity occurs.
www2.rz.hu-berlin.de /sexology/GESUND/ARCHIV/IES/USA08.HTM   (21852 words)

 SIECUS Position Statements
With this power goes a major responsibility to present the complexities of human sexuality at all stages of the life cycle in a manner that is accurate, sensitive to diversity, and free of exploitation, gratuitous sexual violence, and dehumanizing sexual portrayals.
The removal of the female sexual organs is a violation of the human body and of human rights and poses a serious risk to the sexual, reproductive, and psychological health and well-being of women and girls.
Sexual health encompasses sexual development and reproductive health and such characteristics as the ability to develop and maintain meaningful interpersonal relationships; appreciate one's own body; interact with both genders in respectful and appropriate ways; and express affection, love, and intimacy in ways consistent with one's own values.
www.siecus.org /about/abou0001.html   (1817 words)

 Sexuality Education and Religion?
The overall feeling I received about sexuality was: "It's a deep secret, it's kind of dirty, and you save it for the one you love!" But, I spent hours sharing knowledge and curiosity with my girlfriends and combing the drug store for 'just' the magazine that would give me the information I wanted and needed.
Because sexuality is often used to influence, manipulate, and control others in ways that are harmful and destructive to the body and spirit, faith communities are called to support an ethic of human sexuality that embraces healing and health, justice and mutuality.
Youth have told me that having sexuality education classes in their faith communities has been the best gift their church has ever given them—a place where any question will be answered and where guilt and fear have not been used as a way to control them.
www.advocatesforyouth.org /parents/experts/hanson.htm   (842 words)

It describes how important sexual expression is in a person's life; how they choose to express that sexuality and any preference they may have towards the type of sexual partner they choose.
Every survey of human sexual behaviour reveals that there is a huge variety of sexual expression - they way we choose to behave sexually is usually as individual and as complicated as the ways we choose to dress or to earn a living.
Sexuality is now often defined by whether the gender of the sexual partners we choose is the same as our own or different.
www.keele.ac.uk /depts/aa/studentsupport/counselling/problems/sexuality.htm   (1001 words)

 Sexuality : by Ray Sahelian, M.D., supplements herbs plants for sexuality
The causes of psychological sexual dysfunction and poor sexuality are numerous, and it is difficult to list them all, but most often low libido is related to depression, performance anxiety, marital stress or relationship problems, life crisis, financial difficulties, religious repression, or some type of mental illness.
Sexual dysfunction is common in men undergoing surgical treatment for prostate enlargement or cancer.
Sexuality was particularly high for men and women in their 40s, but tapered down with increasing age.
www.raysahelian.com /sexuality.html   (2192 words)

 Sexuality and Disability - MossRehab ResourceNet
All people are sexual beings and sexual expression is a natural and important part of life.
For a person with a disability, sexual activity may be a less spontaneous, more planned activity in order to address issues of fatigue, pain and bowel and bladder routines.
Sexuality is an intimate, personal area of our lives, one which may be difficult to talk about.
www.mossresourcenet.org /sexuali.htm   (547 words)

 National MS Society | Sourcebook: Sexuality   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Sexual problems are often experienced by people with MS, but they are very common in the general population as well.
Sexual arousal begins in the central nervous system, as the brain sends messages to the sexual organs along nerves running through the spinal cord.
Sexual problems also stem from MS symptoms such as fatigue or spasticity, as well as from psychological factors relating to self-esteem and mood changes.
www.nationalmssociety.org /Sourcebook-Sexuality.asp   (653 words)

 Egypt: Ancient Egyptian Sexuality, Egypt
Sexuality in ancient Egypt was open, untainted by guilt.
The Lotus was also a symbol of sexuality, as well as immortality and health.
Another sexual sketch - this time graffiti - from ancient Egypt shows a woman with a pharaoh's crown, maybe Hatshepsut engaging in sex with a male that many presume to be Senmut.
www.touregypt.net /featurestories/sexuality.htm   (1931 words)

Sexuality is more than what you do with another person sexually.
Remember that it is considered rape to have sexual intercourse with someone who is passed out, too drunk or too high to refuse.
Silence, previous sexual relations, or agreement given under the influence of alcohol or other drugs is NOT considered consent.
huhs.harvard.edu /HealthInformation/Sexuality.htm   (772 words)

 About Sexuality Information and Education Council of the United States (SIECUS) - The Body
SIECUS has helped hundreds of thousands of parents provide sexuality education to their children; professionals who have sought advice and guidance; communities in the process of implementing sexuality education in their school; and people of every age and background with a desperate need for clear and objective answers to their questions about sexual issues.
Groundbreaking projects have been launched to help communities fight attacks on sexuality education; to provide education to the physically and developmentally disabled; to assist parents in providing sexuality education to their children; and to develop culturally specific and sensitive education materials.
Committed to promoting sexual and reproductive rights as well as fighting sexual ignorance, censorship, sexism, and discrimination based on gender, age, or sexual orientation, SIECUS staff advocate for sexual health and education through public speaking, workshops, seminars, and publication.
www.thebody.com /siecus/siecuspage.html   (660 words)

 Ancient Egyptian Sexuality
Another sexual sketch - this time graffiti - from ancient Egypt shows a woman with a pharaoh's crown, maybe Hatshepsut (1473-1458 BC) engaging in sex with a male that many presume to be Senmut.
References in writing to sexual intercourse between men are as rare as those to sexual intercourse between men and women; the absence of references in writing to sexual intercourse between women reflects the general male bias of the written record.
Homosexual intercourse between a king and his general is implied in the fragmentary 'Tale of Neferkara and Sasenet', in the description of secret nocturnal visits by the king to the general, detected by the hero of the tale; although the tale is damaged, it reads as if the nocturnal visits are considered illicit.
www.thekeep.org /~kunoichi/kunoichi/themestream/sexuality.html   (2593 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)

 The Color Purple Book Notes Summary by Alice Walker: Topic Tracking: Sexuality
Sexuality 8: Shug reveals her sexual attraction to Celie when she claims she would cover her with kisses and licks if they were married.
Sexuality 10: When Celie sleeps next to Shug, she is no longer sexuality excited, and is consequently worried about her sexual identity and excitability.
Sexuality 12: Celie is miserable when Shug decides to leave her for a young man named Germaine.
www.bookrags.com /notes/tcp/TOP3.htm   (632 words)

 Sexuality   (Site not responding. Last check: )
ASA Section on Sociology of Sexualities - For the Sociology of Sexualities to gain status as an ASA Section would be very beneficial to all academics and practitioners who conduct and/or value research in the area of sexuality.
Sexual and Relationship Therapy - is an international refereed journal for everyone professionally concerned with sexual and marital function.
Sexual and marital difficulties, and their alleviation, are an increasing part of the workload of professionals from many different disciplines, including medicine, psychology, psychotherapy, nursing, counselling and social work.
www2.pfeiffer.edu /~lridener/DSS/sexuality.htm   (1291 words)

 FS: The National Coalition to Support Sexuality Education
Sexuality education is the lifelong process of building a strong foundation for sexual health.
Sexuality education addresses the biological, sociocultural, psychological, and spiritual dimensions of sexuality from the cognitive domain (information); the affective domain (feelings, values, and attitudes); and the behavioral domain (communication and decision-making skills).
Sexuality education seeks to assist young people in understanding a positive view of sexuality, provide them with information and skills about taking care of their sexual health, and help them make sound decisions now and in the future.
www.siecus.org /pubs/fact/fact0007.html   (4934 words)

 Sexuality Index
The goal is to create a high sexual self esteem and release from sexual taboos, disorders, and dysfunctions.
Sexual techniques, sexual intercourse or positions are mostly not covered here as there are many fine books on the subject.
Your sexual health and attitude are determined by multiple influences -- your parents, friends, teachers and your environment and culture -- but the most important influence is you.
www.innerself.com /Sex_Talk/index.shtml   (646 words)

 Sexuality - Chemotherapy Side Effects
Intimacy and sexuality are very important to us as human beings.
Intimacy and sexuality are intricate- being emotional and physical in nature.
Many symptoms of treatment that lead to a lack of sexual desire, including, nausea, diarrhea, pain and depression, can be alleviated or controlled by medications.
www.chemocare.com /MANAGING/sexuality.asp   (1133 words)

If your child perceives that you are uneasy about sexual matters, he or she may conclude this is a "bad" subject or these are "bad parts." They are good parts, but they are private parts.
You are applying the same principles to sexuality as you do to all discipline matters: parents set the rules and then set the conditions that make the rules easier to follow.
To foster healthy sexual identity and help a child be proud of the body he or she is developing, give genitalia the proper names, beginning with naming body parts when changing your toddler's diaper.
www.askdrsears.com /html/10/T105300.asp   (4972 words)

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