Sexuality at Different Life Stages

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Week 7 Assignment: Sexuality at Different Life Stages

LaShawne Johnson - Kidwell

PSY/265

November 07, 2010
Angela Kolter

Sexuality at Different Life Stages

Sexuality is a topic that has drawn up many conversations from all types of individuals. The truth is that one’s sexuality develops as we as individuals mature. With that being said, there are various distinctive aspects that affect one’s sexual development and behavior (i.e. upbringing, religion, or even culture). In the paper there are three scenarios, all of them experiencing a different phase of life, which will ultimately bring forth different stages of sexuality. I will then give viewpoints from a therapist perspective; this will in turn hopefully aid the individuals in making choices, as well as ways to overcome obstacles that are currently disturbing the individuals with expressing their own sexuality. Scenario 1. Anna, an adolescent girl, is very much in love with her boyfriend who is three years older than she. He is putting a lot of pressure on her to have sex. At the same time, she is anxious about her parents’ attitude towards her boyfriend. Her mother constantly warns her about dating an older boy and assumes that he intends to take advantage of her. Result. Anna at this stage in your life, I know you are experiencing a huge amount of various feelings, as well as the pressure from not only your boyfriend but those of your peers. You are experiencing the abundance of feelings due to the hormones that are beginning to flow through your system, and this is because your body is producing Estrogen. Estrogen is responsible for so many changes that your body is experiencing right now like your breast getting bigger, as well as your hips and butt. Because you are experiencing this fluctuation of hormones, you may not be capable of thinking rationally, and you have to try very hard to not let these factors shape your perspective on such a big decision. I believe that this is...
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