Class Notes February 3rd
Class Notes February 3rd HLTH 22800
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This 1 page Class Notes was uploaded by cwilson9 on Monday February 15, 2016. The Class Notes belongs to HLTH 22800 at Ithaca College taught by Rachel Gunderson in Winter 2016. Since its upload, it has received 34 views. For similar materials see Human Sexuality in Health Sciences at Ithaca College.
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Date Created: 02/15/16
1) Hysteria – medical term used to describe women who had symptoms of faintness, nervousness, irritability, etc. (aka sexual frustration) - This was treated by doctors bringing women to orgasm. This led to the invention of the vibrator. - This “treatment” stopped when vibrators appeared in pornography 2) Freud’s theories on female sexuality were still very male centered 3) Alfred Kinsey – pioneer of sexuality research - Kinsey Scale measured homosexuality/heterosexuality levels Issues with research: - Sample size (finding a varied population to study) - Publicizing research (Society being hesitant to publish it) - Cultural norms (Society not approving of research) - Lack of journals (Not many journals that will publish it) - Pleasure vs functional research (reproductive health is seen as functional, and more likely to be funded) 4) Masters & Johnson studied human sexual response, specifically physical signs
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