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Definition of sex
the biological distinction between females and males
Primary sex characteristics
organs used for reproduction
Secondary sex characteristics
Bodily development, apart from the genitals, that distinguishes biologically mature females and males
Intersexual people
people whose bodies have both male and female characteristics
Hermaphrodite
intersexual
Transsexuals
people who feel they are one sex even though biologically they are the other
Incest taboo
a norm forbidding sexual relations or marriage between certain relatives
Sexual orientation
a person's romantic and emotional attraction to another person
Heterosexuality
sexual attraction to someone of the other sex
Homosexuality
sexual attraction to someone of the same sex
Bisexuality
sexual attraction to people of both sexes
Asexuality
no sexual attraction to people of either sex
True or False:
Sexual attraction is the same as sexual behavior
False
Homophobia
discomfort over close personal interaction w/ people thought to be gay, lesbian, or bisexual
___% of teens pregnant keep their babies
57%
Pornography
sexually explicit material intended to cause sexual arousal
Prostitution
the selling of sexual services
Rape
an expression of power, a violent act that uses sex to hurt, humiliate, or control another person
Queer Theory
a growing body of research findings that challenges the heterosexual bias in U.S. society
Heterosexism
a view that labels anyone who is not heterosexual as "queer"
Sturctual-functional view of sex
society needs to regulate sexual activity (incest taboo)
Symbolic-interaction view of sex
societies differ from one another in terms of sexual attitudes and practices
Social-conflict view on sex
men use women as sexual objects