Biological Aspects Of Sexuality: Biology, Evolutionary Psychology, And Social Constructionism

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When it comes to sexuality theories such as biology, sociobiology and evolutionary psychology, and social constructionism have different perspectives on the topic. On the Biological aspect of sexuality, we as human beings are attracted to each other. Genetically we all interpret sex differently and based on different levels of hormones and testosterone in each individual it affects our sexual arousal and sexual response. Biology is the key pillar that holds the structure of sexuality either in heterosexuality, homosexuality, or bisexuality. It is in our genetic makeup to be drawn to each other. Humans do not only rely on their genital for reproducing. Genital for humans could also be used for pleasure instead of reproducing. The human body …show more content…
As humans it is in our DNA to pass on our genetics through sexual intercourse. Sociobiology and evolutionary psychology has the notion that humans constantly spread their genes to have a more efficient impact on the populace. The average lifespan is 70 years old in a conventional method so genetic offspring comes into the frame. Since life expectancy is low for humans they rely on sexual reproduction to pass on their traits to the next generation. It is in our nature to reproduce and survive and by having sexual relations with multiple individuals we have a greater chance of staying in the general gene pool. By doing this process it is a method of living on thought your child and have some form of attachment to the world after death. When women mate they are selective in their chose of partner, because they need a grantee that the male will provide protection and resources after childbirth. Infants are dependent individuals that need constant shelter and care; this takes two able body individuals for the task of caring for the child. For a male to stay in family unit, the women must create enticements for the male to stay in the relationship. When comparing the reproductive process of humans and salmon, salmon have a greater reproductive margin. Since female salmon can produce so many more eggs they have a …show more content…
In the field of social constructionism our social behavior reflects human sexuality. Depending on an individual 's cultural background sexuality can be experienced differently. As I discussed earlier in my section of biology certain sexual acts such as masturbation can be seen as forbidden in certain cultures. A person raised in a strict religious household will be less sexually liberated compared to someone who is not constraint by religion or family. Traditionally strict cultures can lead to a detrimental decline in sexual behavior. For example Pepper Schwartz and Virginia E. Rutter state, “Swedes are likely to associate sex with pleasure in this "sex positive" society. In Ireland, however, Catholics are supposed to heed the Church 's strict prohibitions against sex outside of marriage, birth control, and the expression of lust”(pg. 183). Sex is experienced differently depending on the culture involved. The strict sexual guidelines set by society could lead to dysfunctional outcomes in a person’s sexual life. Societies strict guidelines on masculinity and femininity put both sexes in a box. By both sexes being forced to live by the guidelines set by Society it sets boundaries that can never be reached. According to society men can never emotionally express themselves they must always be athletic. Men must always be in charge and second to no one or men are respectable at

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