Week 8 Assignment 2
Four major points discussed in the article are no play without a script, childhood, adolescence, and adulthood. No play without a script is visualizing sexual behavior as scripted behavior instead of a primordial drive. Individuals can learn can learn sexual behavior as he or she learns other behavior, through scripts give the self, other persons, situations erotic abilities or content (Psychosexual Development, pg. 61). This is where foreplay comes in action. Foreplay can be defined as merely progressive physical excitement generated by touching naturally erogenous zones. Authors have referred to this conception elsewhere as the “rubbing of two sticks together to make a fire” model (Psychosexual Development, pg. 61). It is valuable to think of this activity as the body being eroticized through mute, inarticulate motions and gestures translated into a sociosexual drama. Psychosexual development is universal, but it comes in many forms and paces. Different cultures construct scripts differently, and in our society different segments of the population act different psychosexual drama. Secondly in childhood, after infancy there is what seems to some real sex play. About half of all adults report that they did engage in some form of sex play as children (Psychosexual Development, pg. 61). Childhood role-playing interprets adult meaning and attributed to the behavior that is ill-formed. Some adults can recall that, at the time, they were concerned with being found out. Values (or feelings, or images) are of great importance that children pick up as being related to sex. The learning of sex roles, or sex identities, involves various things that are remote from actual sexual experience, or become involved with sexuality after puberty. Masculinity and femininity, their meaning and postures, are rehearsed before adolescence in many nonsexual ways (Psychosexual Development, pg. 62). The crucial period of childhood has significance not because of...
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