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Furthermore, I will discuss sex and gender and the role gender plays in modern American society with a focus on the social implications being transgendered. What issues are raised by attaching a label to someone’s gender identity or sexual identity? Should we give labels to the gender identity of other people? Should the medical profession be engaged in helping people change their genders? I will conclude with a conclusion of the research explored here and discuss the ramifications of gender role construction today.
Unlike sex, gender is artificially imposed and although based upon biological differences between men and women, gender is socially constructed. As a social construct, gender roles, behaviors, attitudes and expectations are created by society and enforced by social norms. The funny thing about gender is that we are led to believe that it is innate and something that we are born with. Accordingly, “children themselves become active participants in the gendering process by the time they are conscious of the social relevance of gender, typically before the age of two” (Kivel 2000). As I child I always felt that gender was natural but now I know that it is the product of social forces. As transgendered male Aaron Devor so eloquently points out in his ground-breaking and incredibly illuminating essay, “Gender Role, Behavior and Attitudes”, gender is created, acquired and constructed by the greater society at large. Sex has a biological basis and is predetermined at birth. Gender, on the other hand, is a social construction and gender roles and expectations are unique to each and every society.
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Some people defined it as a behavior which a person develops when he or she reaches adolescent stage while others define it as the hormonal change in a maturing person. Scholars however, define human sexuality as the sexual attraction to the opposite sex on attaining maturity stage (Bolin & Whelehan, 2009). Other scholars still go ahead and provide that human sexuality not only encompasses attraction, but it also includes the sexual beliefs, knowledge, perception, values and behaviors of an individual (Greenberg, Bruess, Conklin, 2010).
By the time one enters middle adulthood, strongly defined self and well-developed relational skills are in place and most of the people during this stage have already established deeply satisfying relationships with same-sex and opposite-sex partners. People in the middle adulthood embrace their sexuality and find meaningful ways to express themselves as sexual beings.
From a primal consideration, the human beings desire to engage in sexual activity, is linked with the innate desire for procreation and increasing the species.A topic that can be seen from both the social, as well as the scientific standpoints. One such researcher would be Alfred C. Kinsey. Every researcher, throughout the course of their career, will find themselves at a point in time where their findings will have an impact upon the viewing public.
Human sexuality indicates the participation of the humankind in the wider reality – that sexuality forms the dynamic that unites a man and a woman together in order to form a unity of persons. Procreation links the human race to the rest of the life order and the sharing of love makes the human sexual act unique, one of the main factors why humans are given a special status in creation.
Examining the film Secretary it becomes obvious that human sexuality is an expression of sexual sensations related to intimacy between human beings, as well as an expression of identity through sex or is based on it. There are many
This point of view is not supported by the latest researches. Moreover, chronic alcohol intake decreases sexual activity, effects negatively on sexual organs and can lead to male and female infertility (Aluko et al. 1279-1292).
The reputation of alcohol as an
Human sexuality in the best clarity is the appearance or manifestation of sex-related closeness and fervent feelings between human beings. Mentally, sex is the mechanism or method through which a man and