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GWS 103 Week 5 Lecture Notes and BW Quizlet

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These are lecture notes from 2/15 and 2/17. The last document contains a link to a quizlet along with the password. This quizlet contains terms from the BW chapter for this week.
Women & Their Bodies in Health and Disease
Araceli Alonso
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GWS, 103, Gender and Women's Studies, Women and Their Bodies in Health and Disease
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Date Created: 02/20/16
Lecture Monday, February 15th  "Let's talk about sex" o Everyday 2400 teens become pregnant o Teen pregnancy costs 8 bill a year o 95% of Americans have sex before they are married o Abstinent brings a lot of baggage when heard o In the Netherlands, they actually are open and talk about sex. o Finish at 25 mins  Sexuality o Encompasses: Sex, gender identities, sexual orientation, eroticism, pleasure, intimacy, reproduction o Can be experienced and expressed through: Thoughts, fantasies, desires, beliefs, attitudes, values, behaviors, practices, roles and relationships o Influenced by interaction of many factors  Biological, psychological, social, economic, political, cultural, ethical, legal, historical, religious, spiritual o Sexual Health:  "A state of physical, emotional, mental and social well-being in relation to sexuality." W.H.O. o Sexual health requires:  Positive and respectful approach to sexuality through pleasurable and safe sexual experiences o Sexual rights:  Consensual sexual relations/marriage  Whether or not, when, to have children  Satisfying, safe, and pleasurable sexual life  Highest attainable standard of sexual health  Access to sexual/reproductive health care services  Seek, receive, and impart information related to sexuality (education)  Choose partners  Decide to be sexually active or not o Our discussion on sexuality tend to be:  Heterosexists (sexual double standard)  Narrowly focused on reproduction and sexuality (not asexuality)  Biological essentialists o What we learn about sex and sexuality helps create the "orgasm gap" (WH 466-479)  Sex education  Sex = reproduction = penises + vaginas  Foundation for inequality:  No pleasure or intimacy mentioned  No names for female genitalia  Females are more likely to know males' parts  Males have greater permission to explore themselves  29% of female can orgasm during sexual experience with male  80% of male can with female o Looked at a kid's first book about sex 2 Lecture Wednesday, February 17th  Is there a reason for the orgasm gap in terms of biology? o Are biological essentialists right in assuming differences in sexual response?  Only by focusing on reproduction, NOT in sexual response  Embryonic sex differentiation: o Gonads become ovaries or testes o Genital tubercle became the tip of the clitoris or the head of the penis o Labio-scrotal folds became the outer labia or scrotum o Urogenital groove became the inner labia or underside of the penis o Urethral sponge became female urethral sponge or prostate gland  Known as g-spot in female bodies o We can see there aren't many biological differences for a difference in orgasms  Female urethral sponge (recognized as the G-spot; lower anterior vaginal wall) o "Female prostate" o Composed by erectile tissue; gets swollen with blood during sexual arousal o Feels firm to the touch when stimulated o Direct or indirect stimulation may trigger orgasm (thicker tissue > orgasm) o Contains paraurethral glands (Skene's) that may produce ejaculate-- few drops or much more (Half a coffee cup)  There are two (right and left)  Not all female bodies present these  Ejaculate lubricate the urethra  Contains glucose, prostate specific antigen (PSA), prostatic acid phosphatase (PAP)  Same as male prostate fluid--major components of male seminal plasma)  Nipples o Erectile tissue, sensitive to touch and temperature] o Stimulation -> arousal (orgasm possible)  Anus o Many nerve endings = erotic sensitivity o Close proximity to perineal sponge (erectile tissue) o Massage/penetration potentially pleasurable o Orgasm triggered by:  Direct stimulation  Indirect pressure on the cervix during penetration  Vaginal penetration o Can produce orgasm regularly in about 1/3 of females  May happen through indirect stimulation of the clitoral structures  Close proximity to the urethral sponge  Direct rhythmic pressure on cervix  Potential trigger for uterine contractions  Mytonia--contraction and relaxation of muscles Vasocongestion--swelling of bodily tissues caused by increased vascular blood   Excitement, plateau, orgasm, resolution, refractory (males)  We know that: o More than one neural pathway that connect sexual organs to the brain o Orgasm can feel different depending on the source of trigger o Females' erotic experience of stimulation varies greatly  How do we as a society interpret the "orgasm gap"? o 80% of female can orgasm with female o 80% of females can through masturbation o We treat it as a disease that needs medical intervention.  "female sexual dysfunction" (FSD)  "hypoactive sexual desire disorder" (HSDD)  "Orgasm INC" film 2 Quizlet for BW Ch Female Sexuality Terms password: week5


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