Describe changes in sexual functioning and the role of sexuality in relationships during infancy & early childhood, school-aged years, puberty/adolescence, young adulthood, middle adulthood, and older adulthood.
The first three years of life are crucial in the development of gender identity.
During school age years they expand their horizons from parents and family. They generally have questions regarding the physical and emotional aspects of sex.
During adolescence the task of establishing a romantic relationship begins.
The adult has gained physical maturation but is continuing to explore and define emotional maturation in relationships.
Later in the adult years, individuals may be adjusting to the social and emotional changes associated with children moving away from home.
Studies of sexual behavior and interest in the behaviors among older adults have been limited and inconsistent in their findings.