Psyc 474, Week 8 notes
Psyc 474, Week 8 notes Psyc 474
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Chapter 9 Sexual Behaviors and Fantasies Sexual behavior is determined not only by biology but cultural expectations personal values and individual experiences as well Masturbation touching the genitals by oneself by oneself for comfort or stimulation Dildo a penisshaped sex toy sometimes used for masturbation or partner sex Early christens believed masturbation was sinful because it did not lead to procreation Coitus interruptus also called the withdrawal method or pulling out removing the penis in a heterosexual encounter before ejaculation in an attempt to prevent pregnancy This is not a reliable method of contraception People historically believed masturbation could cause diseases such as poor eyesight memory loss tuberculosis and epilepsy They believed eliminating meat coffee tea and chocolate as well as increasing consumption of grains and bland foods could decrease masturbation Kellogg believed signs of masturbation included paleness weak backs and rounded shoulders He believed parents should discourage masturbation and even introduced dangerous genital traps to prevent this He also believed masturbation encouraged same sex behavior There is no psychological problem with masturbation as long as the person is still interested in having sex with their partner People are masturbating at younger ages and men are more likely to masturbate than women Women who masturbate are more likely to find pleasure in sex Women are more likely to achieve an orgasm during masturbation than during sex Most cismen masturbate by jerking their penis up and down Some will rub the penis and testes on clothing or another object In the shower cismen will use a lubricant such as soap or petroleum jelly Many will use sex toys such as blowup dolls artificial vaginas or vibrators as well looking at pornographic images to become aroused Ciswomen usually masturbate by massaging their labia mons or clitoral area in a circular or back and forth motion Some will also touch their breasts Many ciswomen masturbate in the shower Lesbians are more likely than straight ciswomen to use dildos or other vibrators Relationship quality and emotional connection are most important in partnered sex Communication is the most important sexual technique The experience is more enjoyable when both people are comfortable and sensitive to each other s needs Foreplay behavior done prior to intercourse Can include kissing touching and manual stimulation Fellatio the equivalent to a blow job Sucking one s male genitals Cunnilingus sucking female genitals Missionary position coital position with the man on top most common technique The woman on top is typically used for couples who sexual difficulties The lateralentry position is good for when couples are tired or the woman is pregnant The rear entry position is good for women in the last trimester of pregnancy Some don t like this doggy style position because of its association with animal mating behaVior This position can also feel impersonal because the couples aren t facing each other Anal sex is sometimes Viewed as unnatural immoral or risky People are more likely to engage in anal sex when they are well educated Analingus oral anal contact 0 This can cause bacterial infections and STI s Gay men are haVing anal sex less than they used to When they do they are less likely to use condoms if they are drunk Most women have fantasized about being victimized Women have more fantasies during ovulation Fantasies about other people are normal and do not mean one in unsatisfied with their partner Women are most exible about the gender of their fantasies than men Nonheterosexual men are more exible in their fantasies than straight men