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Running Head: Sexuality at Different Life Stages
Sexuality at Different Life Stages
Her . To truly exercise critical thinking. Her current circumstances may cause her to feel an increase in her anxiety levels since she is placed between her parents and her boyfriend in this situation. She can also evaluate the advantages and disadvantages of engaging in sex with her boyfriend. She also has to take her mother’s perspective into account. Issues arise throughout our lives that can have both positive and negative effects on our sexual behaviors. Anna must put her own feelings out in the forefront to use them as a basis for her evaluation. This is an opportunity for her to learn more about herself and to deal with the sexual decision making process in a direct way before she decides whether she will have sex with her boyfriend.Sexuality at Different Life Stages |2 Many issues surround human sexuality in today’s society. She can evaluate both her mother’s and her boyfriend’s motives in this light. In this paper. I will discuss adolescent sexuality. She can use her critical thinking skills in this situation to reach a clearer analysis of all the facts she has in hand. It is normal for her to experience anxiety about sexual issues. The range of sexual situations and orientations varies greatly. mature adult sexuality. The first step in this decision process involves her looking at her own personal values to determine her value system. Her boyfriend should support her no matter what choice she makes in this situation. She will develop and grow as an individual during this stage and she will have to face sexual situations. and the sexuality of physically disabled individuals. Adolescent Sexuality Anna is in her adolescent stage.
Mature Adult Sexuality Mature adults face the psychological and physical challenges that come with age that may impair their ability to perform sexually. Two individuals who actually share respect for one another and care for each other will be willing to accept the other person’s decision to abstain from sexual activity if that is their preference. There are concerns about sexually transmitted diseases and the possibility of unwanted pregnancy that are important to take into account. These changes influence their perceptions of themselves. It would be clear that if Anna’s boyfriend pressures her to have sex when she says that she does not wish to that he does not have her best interest at heart. They face many decisions about sexuality. Tom may have doubts about his performance. It is common in late adulthood for men to become insecure about their ability to perform sexually. Susan may feel confident about her own. The dilemmas that Anna faces in this situation are common for young adolescents. These are the factors that parents most often stress when encouraging their children to abstain from early sexual activity. Some of these changes include weight shifts or gain. This is precipitated by the physical changes they undergo at this time. She is also aware of the age and maturity difference between Anna and her boyfriend.Sexuality at Different Life Stages |3 mother is most likely to be concerned with sexually transmitted diseases and the possibility of unwanted pregnancy. These cause some anxiety for people when they are in sexual situations since we may feel less attractive than we were when we were . a loosening of the skin and wrinkles.
It may also affect their sex drive negatively. Sexuality and Physical Disability Bill is paralyzed. There are many paralyzed people who are impaired by their paralysis from the waist down who are still able to perform sexually. his issues seem to be purely psychological. These changes do not mean that older couples cannot enjoy sex fully. 2005). desires and fears to one another in a mature and loving way so that they can move past them and enjoy their lives together more fully.Sexuality at Different Life Stages |4 younger (Nevid. Both men and women experience these changes. There are internal changes as well. This is the result of lowered testosterone production in their bodies. but in this relationship Tom is the one who has his doubts. This means that he is relatively insecure about his ability to perform in sexual situations. they find it more difficult to achieve and maintain an erection. Susan can help Tom to see that these changes are natural and do not have to impair their sexual intimacy. As men age. estrogen production drops. Susan is more secure with herself and less affected by the changes she is experiencing. The stereotype of disabled . but it does not make him any less desirous of the human sexual contact. Their sexual arousal may be lowered and/or vaginal elasticity and lubrication can be lessened. These are external changes. and Fichner-Rathus. In Tom’s case. They have to be able to communicate their own needs. It would help if Tom were intimate enough emotionally with her to be open about his feelings. In women. The role of communication in this situation is paramount. Rathus.
Bill can learn to be more open about his sexuality so that he can explore this part of his life.Sexuality at Different Life Stages |5 individuals as asexual is both socially imposed and parentally reinforced. Having a supportive partner will help him with this. We can better use the sexual decision making process to our best advantage by being thoughtful and communicative with the people that we care about in our lives. This will give him the freedom to relax and see what they are able to enjoy together. By initiating communication on the subject with his partner. he can begin to work through his issues and insecurities and express his desire to be intimate with his partner. Sex crosses all cultural and social barriers and classes. . Sexuality presents us with many challenges and issues as we go through our lives.
A. L. Nevid.) Boston. Human sexuality in a world of diversity.. and Fichner-Rathus. MA: Allyn and Bacon .Sexuality at Different Life Stages |6 Reference Rathus.. J.S. (6th ed. S. (2005).