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  • Bisexuality In The 21st Century

    and emotional feelings for people of different genders, although this may occur at different points of their lives. The history of contemporary bisexuality can be traced back to the middle of the 19th century. This is due to the fact that until recently, the history of research into the area of bisexuality has been nearly non-existent. The purpose of this essay is to examine the development of bisexuality from its point of origination up till the present day, in order to define the term. The essay will begin by tracing the root of the term in the 19th century and the theories from Henry Havelock Ellis and Charles Darwin that were formed during this period. The essay will then proceed to explore the development of new concepts from Alfred Kinsey and Fritz Klein in the 20th century that affected the formation of the term bisexuality and how they were able to triumph over earlier theories. The essay will conclude with an overview of the history of bisexuality in the 21st century to observe the changes that contributed to its burgeoning popularity. This essay is fully aware that there were many events that affected the history of bisexuality but the focus will remain on a handful of issues that had greater impact on the course of bisexuality. In this essay, I will argue that each individual defines bisexuality differently. Firstly, the history of contemporary bisexuality can be traced back to have its origins in the middle of the 19th century. This does not imply that…

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  • Summary Of Bogle's Hooking Up

    In the book Hooking Up, Sex, Dating, and Relationships on Campus, the goal Bogle seems to have in mind in her research was to contribute to the growing body of literature on the changing nature of relationships. She pays particular attention to the beginning of a relationship, how it takes root and forms. This entails how individuals find each other, and upon meeting, how they proceed. The beginning stages of relationships varies depending on the time period, and when holding the time period…

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  • Essay On The Sexual Revolution Of The 1960's

    birth control pill and abortion legal, and finally showing that a person should be in control of choosing their own sexual orientation and not be judged for it. By the early 1960’s America took a turn for what some would call a shock. Sex, at one time a taboo subject, now came to be openly discussed by all. Culturally, the act of sex needed to be kept private between that of a married man and woman. American society became falsely under the impression that each and every young single citizen…

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  • The Role Of Sexuality In The Media

    repressed sexual discourse. Sexuality is seen as taboo and should be avoided at all costs, making it more desirable to talk about and still even less well understood. Should sexual discourse become a more open topic to speak about, these hierarchical values placed upon sexual acts in film would be far less debated, allowing for a more open sexual discourse among parents and their children. Similarly, Kinsey would argue that the ratings system inhibits individuals from experiencing true exposure…

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  • Sexuality Is Socially Constructed Essay

    ‘Sexuality is culturally constructed '. Explain and discuss this statement with reference to studies which explore sexuality in different parts of the world? In this essay I will assess the various cultural views, values, and treatments of sexuality, as well as the power relations connected to them. I will weigh the amount of research done on men against the amount of research done on women and try to explain this difference, in addition to exposing the liberties men are given in expressing…

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  • The Negative Consequences Of Pornography

    Pornography is harmful to relationships, deceptive because it gives unrealistic expectations, and addictive in and of itself. Although it is viewed by many as normal and natural, pornography is dangerous, and more dangerous for adolescents because of their brains’ physical immaturity. Increased normality of pornography and easier access has made it more present than ever. Many view pornography as a normal and natural behavior, however pornography is harmful to relationships, deceptive because it…

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  • Sexual Identity Sociology

    However others take the position that biological influences may also play a significant role. The social constructionist perspective on human sexual identities hold that sexual identities are entirely socially created (Cherlin, p182). The kinsey report is a 1948 book by Alfred Kinsey detailing the results of thousands of interviews with men about their sexual behaviors. His findings on homosexuality shocked the country because half of all men in his sample admitted to having erotic feeling…

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  • Discovering My Sexuality

    Through the years I experienced, ignorance, injustice and discrimination by my family and including at my Pentecostal Church. Probably they didn’t understand or they didn’t want to talk about sexuality, including sexual issues, gender, sexual orientation or sexuality as a multidimensional (Thorson-Smith, p. 232) spectrum. My life and human sexuality were replaced by worship and church, always with spiritual disciplines. Discovering my sexuality changed my whole life affecting my ethics and…

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  • Prostitution, Pornography: The Struggle Between Sexuality And Society

    The concept of sexuality is quite tangible as there are varying layers to an individual which can lead to distinct and new perspectives upon sexual orientations and behaviors. The delicate topics of prostitution, pornography, and sexuality can cause a controversial barrier between society, which can furthermore lead to the destruction of ideal social constructs. In this day and age, societal norms are pushed down the throats of society so when something quite new and out of the ordinary is…

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  • Essay On The Counterculture Movement

    cultures. On the other hand, an argument can be made that it led to the eradication of American traditional values and the formation of the new Right Party. Counterculture is characterized as any culture whose values and lifestyles are opposed to those of the established mainstream culture. One of the most significant characteristics of the counterculture movement of the 1960s was the sexual revolution. It was a shift in sexual attitudes and sexual politics. The sexual revolution broke…

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