Essay on Human Sexuality And Sexual And Domestic Violence

1145 Words Dec 13th, 2016 5 Pages
At the beginning of the semester, I was not sure what I was getting into by taking this course. I figured I was not only going to learn new things, but also be disgusted or uncomfortable about some of the topics and information. Human sexuality is not a topic that people are very open about, which can lead to confusion or misunderstanding surrounding certain topics. After a few weeks into the course, I quickly realized I did not know near the amount of information I thought I did regarding human sexuality. Even some of the basics, like the correct name for certain actions or areas of the body, I was unaware of. That being said, there were three main areas where I experienced a considerable amount of growth over the semester: Sexually Transmitted Infections, prostitution, and sexual and domestic violence. Each of these topics opened my eyes to new viewpoints, but also concepts in general that I was previously not aware of. When I opened my book, and realized that one of the chapters we would be discussing was Sexually Transmitted Infections, I immediately became “grossed out”. All the knowledge I really had on Sexually Transmitted Infections came from my high school theology class where the teacher brought in a gynecologist to talk to us about these issues. As a high schooler, I did not consider the seriousness of the topic and assumed I would never get one. Based on the articles that we read for class, I quickly became aware that STIs were more prevalent than I originally…

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