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    option I am thinking about doing, this would have been at the very bottom of my list. I briefly read the description and moved onto the next option. “Sex is interiorized-private and shameful.” (Lecture 9/14) In lecture, we learned that studying sexuality could be difficult for this reason. Coming back to actually pick the paper option, I thought about why this would be shameful for me. Am I embarrassed to do this, or is it just uncomfortable to do? Still feeling awkward about picking this prompt…

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    wrote The History of Sexuality , which is a three volume analysis of sexuality in the western world. Foucault balanced this archaeological approach with a genealogical approach that he borrowed from Nietzsche. In the first volume, Foucault explorers the “repressive hypothesis” in which he says that the history of sexuality over the past three hundred years or so has been a history of repression. Repression is a manner in which a person is barred from expressing his or her sexuality, this is…

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    Coming from an Asian household, sexuality was a very hush-hush topic. My mother gave me a few lessons on what certain bodily functions would occur once puberty hit, like my period and the sanitation that comes along with it. My public school did not teach sexual health in our biology classes either. Although my mother gave me a few lessons, I ended up learning about sexuality from dating experiences, older friends, and the media. While growing up, my mother would pull me aside after dinner to…

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    Being a part of a Human Sexuality course has definitely opened my eyes to many different topics and issues that are occurring around the world. I believe I have lived a very sheltered life after learning about some of these topics, because I hadn’t even heard of most of them. I liked to think I knew all there was to know about human sexuality simply because I understood sexual intercourse, STI`s, and using protection. But human sexuality involves much more than those three things. Three of the…

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    Sexuality provides the opportunity to express feeling of love, strong feelings of pleasure and wonder, and true and positive statements of one’s body and its functioning. Many people judge others because of a stereotype or based off of what others say. I think that, as a community of people we tend to suggest that as we get older we lose interest in being sexual. Sexuality is something that is looked at as a younger generation activity for either just fun, or for reproduction. Younger…

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    The Fence to Adulthood: Sexuality in The Sound and The Fury Throughout William Faulkner’s The Sound and The Fury, the patriarchal construct of virginity controls women through the creation of fences -- both physical and metaphorical barriers. Traditionally, when a Southern girl reaches adulthood, she is expected to settle down and raise her children, obeying her husband as the family patriarch. These Southern power structures are like fences in that they have traditionally restricted women’s…

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    The concept of sexuality in the social context of the society. However, the construction of sexuality is a complicated interactions between the body, the self, culture, divinity and the state. Sexuality is a natural phenomenon which some principle and ethic are being taught for guidance. This author described how sexuality from the western is a crime from the Christian perspective, which babies are born when a man as a husband lays with wife as God stated in the Holy Bible. Nevertheless, parents…

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    When sexuality is brought up in conversation, many times, individuals’ minds jump to who someone is sexually attracted. Sexuality also deals with reproductive rights, from birth control to abortion. Thus, sexuality is essential to feminism, even if many people would rather ignore this link. The link between sexuality and feminism is what both Allen and Sanger discuss within the writing, even from different time periods. In addition, these two authors are essential to explaining the different…

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    The journal article I found is about gender and sexuality. The article title is “Sex Rules: Emerging Adult’s Perception of Gender’s Impact on Sexuality.” The article’s authors are Megan Maas, Cindy Shearer, Meghan Gillen, and Eva Lefkowitz. This article was taken from a journal named “Sexuality & Culture” published in December 2015. In the article it explains a study done on men and women with a question of if gender impacts their sexuality. The participants’ were mostly young men and women and…

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    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.…

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