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Flashcards in Ch 9: Sexuality Deck (30):
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Permissiveness with Affection Standard

People find premarital sex okay as long as partners are in a committed and loving relationship

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Hookups

Sexual interactions with non-romantic partners

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Sexual Double Standard

Judging one sex more harshly in terms of their sexuality

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People are more accepting of homosexuality when they perceive it as ___ rather than ___

Innate; choice

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Extra-dyadic Sex

Sex that occurs outside of a committed relationship

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Sociosexual Orientations

A set of beliefs and behaviours that describe our feelings about sex

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Unrestricted Sociosexual Orientation

People who do not seek commitment before sex

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Restricted Sociosexual Orientation

People who prefer to have sex in a committed relationship

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Sperm Competition

Occurs when sperm from 2+ men is in a woman's vagina at the same time

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Sex Drive

The motivation to engage in sexual activity

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Cybersex

Online interactions involving sexual chat for sexual gratification

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Illusion of Unique Variability

Belief that bad things are less likely to happen us than to others

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Alcohol Myopia

People's ability to process information is decreased when they're intoxicated

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Pluralistic Ignorance

People wrongly believe that their feelings are different that those of others

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Sexual Coercion

When an individual persuades/pressures their partner to engage in sexual activities

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Types of Pressure

Verbal Pressure
The Use of Alcohol/Drugs
Physical Force

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Sex/Gender Role

Attitudes and behavioural norms for a certain sex/gender

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Sexual Orientation

Who we are emotionally and sexually attracted to

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Chromosomal Sex

Define by X/Y gene

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Turner's Syndrome

Only an X chromosome
Female genitals, but no reproductive system/puberty

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Klinefelter's Syndrome

XXY chromosomes
Male genitals (although small and sterile)
Low testosterone = little interest in sex

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Androgen Insensitivity Syndrome

Body not sensitive to androgens, which leads a male to develop female genitals

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Fetally Androgenized Females

Genetic females develop male genitalia because of high androgen levels

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DHT-Deficient Males

Testosterone not converted into DHT, which is necessary for male genital development
At puberty, male hormones enlarge the clitoris and cause the scrotum to descend

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Transexual

An individual who identifies with the opposite gender, and want to surgically change their bodies to fit this gender

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Gender Dysphoria

An individual who feels trapped in a body of the wrong sex

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Transgender

An individual whose appearance/behaviour does not fit the typical gender roles

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Plasticity

Degree that someone's sexual beliefs/behaviours can be shaped by external factors

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Sexual Identity

A person's sexual self-concept

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Terror-Management Theory

We are aware of our mortality, which creates panic/fear