Sexuality across the lifespan notes
Sexuality across the lifespan notes CDFR 4006
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This 2 page Class Notes was uploaded by Shabree Bost on Sunday February 21, 2016. The Class Notes belongs to CDFR 4006 at a university taught by Dr. Kate Harcourt in Spring 2016. Since its upload, it has received 35 views.
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Date Created: 02/21/16
Sexuality across the Lifespan During Childhood Learning about body parts Explore body o Self-touching (normal for children to masturbate for comfort not for sex) Start to form a gender identity Ask about basic reproduction Show affection appropriately Want body privacy Age 0-3 Are curious and explore their body and others bodies Talk about their body Mimic parents of same sex Able to achieve an erection and vaginal lubrication Able to understand and use appropriate words for body parts (need to be taught what appropriate words to use) Age 4-5 Still curious Feel sure about their gender Able to recognize males and females Recognize traditional gender roles Become conscious of their own body (appearance, function, etc..) Age 6-8 (less questions more learning from peers) Believe in cooties Recognize social norms around sexuality and ask less questions (understand not appropriate to ask questions in public) Look at peers, media, and other sources to get information about sex May engage in same-gender exploration Adolescence Communicate and make decisions regarding sexuality Choices, consequences, responsibility of sexual behavior Human reproduction and conception HIV/AIDS and other STDs Relate to the other gender appropriately Sexual orientation Positive body image Ages 9-12 Emerging since of self Conscious of sexuality and how to express it Understand jokes with sexual content Concerned about being normal Feel weird about puberty Feel shy about asking questions to caregiver Highly value privacy Ages 13-17 Understand they are sexual, options and consequences of sexual expression Recognize aspects of a healthy and unhealthy relationship Clear understanding of possible consequences of sexual intercourse Have ability to make reasonable choices about sex (pre-frontal cortex not finished growing until 25-26 years old) (pre-frontal cortex helps process logical thoughts) Recognizes the role media plays with sex Capacity to learn about intimate, loving, long-term relationships Have an understanding of their own sexual orientation (sexual orientation different than sexual behavior) Global Perspective USA teens and European teens have similar rates of sexual activity but European teens use contraception more often Worldwide half of all teen births happen in seven countries o Bangladesh o Brazil o Congo o Ethiopia o India o Nigeria o United States