Describe the various components of human sexuality.
Our sexuality is both broad and complex and it consists of all of the aspects mentioned in the following.
-Sex, reproductive roles, gender roles, sensual and sexual pleasure, romantic and intimate relationships, sexual expression throughout the life span, sexual dysfunction's, problematic sexual expression, and concerns regarding sexually transmitted infections (STI'S).
Sex: has two general meanings.
Refers to genetic endowment, anatomical features, and physiological functions. Specifically refers to if one is male or female.
The term also refers to lovemaking or genital contact between two people, as in having sex.
Reproductive Roles: depending on our anatomical sex, we secrete eggs or produce sperm, and can either impregnate or gestate and birth offspring.
Gender Roles: at the moment of birth we are labeled according to or biological category (Male or Female) and then assigned to our social category girl or boy, and culture shapes us into masculine or feminine based on the society we live in.
Sensual and Sexual pleasure: how we go about pleasuring ourselves when alone or with others is another important aspect of our sexuality.
Romantic and Intimate Relationships: For most human beings, reproduction and sexual pleasure take place in the context of relatively lasting EMOTIONAL RELATIONSHIPS. In our society romantic love and monogamy are ideals for these relationships.
Sexual expression throughout the life span: as we move from infancy through childhood, adulthood, and ultimately old age, our sexuality might be expressed in different ways.
Sexual Dysfunction: how people with disabilities are having trouble with sexual conduct. This is related to the topic of Problematic Sexual Expression.
Sexually Transmitted Infections: to fully enjoy and express our sexual selves, we must attend to the troublesome issue of Sexually.... [continues]
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