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    Introduction Ideas about sexuality and what is considered “normal” sexuality is ever-changing in our society. There has always been a back and forth about the criteria that differentiates between “normal” and “deviant” sexuality. The media has the most power when it comes to changing the ideas about sexuality. It is used by millions of people all around the world, and the constant advancement of new technologies makes the media easily accessible. Due to this, the media has the power to change…

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    Sandra Cisneros’ novella The House on Mango Street the main character Esperanza begins to learn about sexuality through her transition from childhood to adolescence. Through the first vignettes of the novella Esperanza has shown innocence in not recognising the effect that sexuality can provide. However as Esperanza is growing up and maturing she begins to find out what kind of impact sexuality has. In the vignette “The Family of Little Feet” Esperanza and her friends find some new shoes and…

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    ‘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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    Sexuality and Aging Jamalih Phillips Human Sexuality July 19, 2015 There is a culture-bias in today’s society, with culture telling society that sex isn’t something that older adults should be thinking of. Instead sexuality has become associated with youthful looks and vitality. More and more people tend to think that as a person ages they look and become less desirable as a sexual being. There are some older adults that may buy into this stereotype and think that they are not supposed…

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    Gender and Sexuality from the Medieval to the 19th Century Throughout written history there have been a set of rules about typically anything one can fathom, from style of dress to the way one could worship, from who could own land to how a certain person could wear their hair. It is no surprise that these rules, enforced by society through social and judicial means, extended themselves into the subject of sexuality even if the terminology was different during the period. We get concepts of…

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    Exploring how sexuality is depicted in some of Picasso’s paintings is an intriguing process that entails a close consideration of Picasso’s biography in order to assess the extent to which such a phenomenon or concept figures in the artist’s painting. The process of assessment is believed to require consideration of some of Picasso’s paintings such as that of Les Demoiselles D’avignon in order to determine whether Picasso’s perception of women is affected by certain life experiences that he…

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    Cultural construction of sexuality can be defined as the view that perceptions and attitudes towards sexuality varies due to the diversification in values and practices amongst various cultures. In this essay, I will argue that sexuality is culturally constructed and explore the different ways in which it is perceived and understood, as well as analysing the reasons for these differences. Firstly, I will look at sexually restrictive cultures and discuss how religion and ethos cause some cultures…

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    Girls & Sex by Peggy Orenstein portrays teenage sexuality as anything but light-hearted. While the title would lead a person to believe that the book is all about girls sexuality, it is not because it seems that sexuality in and of itself, is about boys and not girls. It is a grim and detailed account of today’s teenager and the so-called hook-up culture that seems to be driving our teenagers into impersonal sexual acts. This is a book for educators, mothers, fathers, Aunts, Uncles, and so on,…

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    After reading the entry “Sexuality and Sport” it is argued that sports as a socio-cultural institution is behind the times compared to the rest of western society (Fusco 2011:545). The existence of a variety of different types of sexuality, does not appear to be openly discussed, explained Fusco (2011:545). It is uncommon to hear about an athlete coming out as gay, and there are some theories as to why this is: One theory, Fusco (2011) explains, is called the “conspiracy of silence” where it is…

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    about asexuality in a human sexuality class. For the first time, he felt quiet relief when…

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