week 7 Assignment Sexuality at Different Life Stages
week 7 Assignment Sexuality at Different Life Stages
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Sexuality at Different Life Stages Axia College of University of Phoenix By Sexuality at Different Life Stages Anna an adolescent girl The adolescent stage is one of the most complex and confusing time for many adolescent boys and girls This important point in a young person s life brings many changes physically emotionally and sexually This stage may bring exciting new experiences for some but others may find the experiences confusing and upsetting These changes will bring feelings that one has never experiences before and some may find them difficult to handle emotionally In the case of Anna an adolescent girl is in love with her boyfriend of three years The boyfriend has been putting pressure on his girlfriend to be sexually active Even though Anna may be in love for the first time she needs to be advised to wait to become sexually active Because the boyfriend is three years older he may have already had sex before and may make him feel experienced The boyfriend needs to understand that putting pressure on his girlfriend to have sex is wrong If the boyfriend had mutual feelings and respect for Anna he would not feel he needed to put those sexual pressures on her Ultimately the choice remains in Anna s hands and needs to be educated on the subjects of contraception pregnancy and sexually transmitted diseases Anna feels her boyfriend is putting pressure on her to have sex which may indicate that she may not be ready to have sexual intercourse If Anna had not stated that she may believe that she is ready to move forward with sexual intercourse at this point in her life only because she wanted to and not because someone pressured her do Because everyone matures at different rates Anna may be ready to have sex both physically and mentally Saying that she may be ready to have Sexuality at Different Life Stages sex as long as she wants too but not because of peer pressure Anna may have certain attitudes due to the feelings that her family holds towards her boyfriend In today s time attitudes towards premarital are more open versus time of when Anna s parents were adolescents Sexual behaviors many years ago may have taken on a different meaning and Anna s parents may have certain beliefs or views about sex Anna s parents are just that Anna s parents and are just looking out for what is best for their daughter Anna should not have negative feelings towards her parents and needs to understand why her parents carry the views they have Anna needs to consider that perhaps her parents may carry views towards premarital sex and realize what negative impact Anna may face if word gets out she is having sex At this point communication is crucial and her parents need to sit her down and explain why they carry these opinions towards her boyfriend and her having sex Anna s parents could get information for their daughter and the risks and consequences of having sexual intercourse This information could be the additional information Anna need to make the correct choice No matter what decision Anna makes her parents need to trust their daughter to make the right choice and realize all they can do is be there for their daughter Tom and Susan an elderly couple Cognitive and physical changes occur in late adulthood The cognitive changes that occur diminish the ability to receive and process information as well as memory changes The physical changes that occur are wrinkled skin as well as hair changing color and thickness Stamina changes begin to diminish as well as one s ability to react and are often based off of one s activity level Sexuality at Different Life Stages Tom and Susan may be on different levels when it comes to their sexuality Susan does not seem as concerned with her sexuality as Tom Because of age Susan may have noticed changes with her body especially in her vaginal area Her vagina may have become less lubricated and the less inelastic even though she does not seem to be concerned Susan who recently retired has extra time on her hands and may be experiencing these increased sexual feelings due to not having the added pressures of work and may be more relaxed because of it Tom has different feelings towards sexual interest and may not be coping with his aging Because he has been retired for several years his relaxed state may have taken a toll on his stamina and may be in poor physical shape Tom may be have thoughts about his abilities towards sex and may even think he may disappoint Susan Due to the renewed interest of Susan s sexual interest may have sparked concerns for Tom s ability to achieve or keeping an erection Even though Tom has reason to be concerned about his sexual ability he needs to understand that they are completely normal and can be easily fixed Tom and Susan need to discuss the concerns and what they expect to gain out of rekindling their sexual romance Trying different techniques that may have once worked for them may still work If there are problems both need to be honest and possible try alternatives such as foreplay and new and exciting places Bill paralyzed waist down Bill has been paralyzed since he was a child Even though his feelings are understandable his disability is visible and therefore his partner may share his concerns Even though Bill has a known disability there is no information that Bill can or cannot obtain an erection and if he can or cannot reach ejaculation Bill wants a sexual relationship with his partner and needs to Sexuality at Different Life Stages understand that love is not solely based off of one s ability to perform sexually Bill needs to understand that he needs to be honest to his partner and even though he has a disability his partner needs to love him Whether he can perform sexually or not As one can see everyone s level of sexual interest and response are different One needs to understand that life Will make many changes and to keep in mind that one needs to adjust accordingly Sexuality at Different Life Stages References Rathus S A NeVid J S and Fichner Rathus L 2005 Human sexuality in a world of diversity 6th ed Boston MA Allyn and Bacon
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