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Psychology Applied Modern Life Chapter 12 Vocabulary
Exam 3: Chapters 12
The principle class of male sex hormones.
Both classes of hormones are found in both genders but in different proportions.
The sex glands
The principle class of female sex hormones.
Both classes of hormones can be found in both genders but in different proportions.
Females first occurrence of menstruation.
(occurs around ages 12-13)
Males first ejaculation.
No clear-cut age
Incomplete Sexual Differentation
Born with ambiguous genitals, sex organs, or sex chromosomes.
Absolutism- No sex outside of marriage
Relativism- Relationship determines sexual activity
Hedonism- Anything Goes
“Those whose sense of themselves as gender people is incongruent with their gender at birth."
“People who see themselves as members of the opposite sex and desire a sex change."
The Four Key Aspects of Sexual Identity
1) Sexual Orientation- one’s preference for emotional and sexual relationships (heterosexual, homosexual, or bisexual)
2)Body Image- how one sees themself physically
3)Sexual Values and Ethics
4)Erotic Preference- attitude toward self-stimulation (oral, intercourse, or other sexual activities).
Complex set of personal qualities that guides one’s sexual behavior.
Sexual Socialization Factors for Women
Fear of pregnacy
Negative message about sex and men- “men only want one thing”
Women experience periods, fear of penetration
Five Key Gender Differences in Sexual Socialization
1)Men have more interest in sex
2)The connection between sex and intimacy is more important for women
3)Men are more aggressive, initiation
4)Women are more easily shaped by cultural and situational factors
5)Men are the initiators and Women are the “gatekeepers"
Impairments in sexual functioning that cause subjective distress.
When a man is persistently unable to achieve or maintain an erection adequate for intercourse.
Over the age of 57, 37% of males have this problem
Occurs when sexual relations are impaired because a man consistently reaches orgasm too quickly.
Occurs when people experience sexual arousal but have persistent problems in achieving orgasm.
Involves professional treatment for sexual disfunctions.
An experience in which partners take turns pleasuring each other while giving guided verbal feedback and in which certain kinds of stimulation are temporarily forbidden.
Avoiding intercourse relives the male of the pressure to perform.
Hypoactive Sexual Desire
The lack of interest in sexual activities.
General Suggestions Towards Sex
1)Pursue adequate sex education
2)Review your sexual values system
3)Communicate about sex
4)Avoid goal setting
5)Enjoy your sexual fantasies
6)Be selective about sex
Areas of the body that are sexually sensitive or responsive.
A time following a male orgasm during which males are largely unresponsive to further stimulation.
Engorgement of blood vessels
Produces penile erection
The Sexual Response Cycle
Involves putting the penis in the vagina and pelvic thrusting.