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Rutgers University Circles of Sexuality Discussion

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  • Write a personal essay about your own life experiences with five sections that relate to each of the five “Circles of Sexuality”
  • Identify each of the five Circles you address using a heading according to APA at the top of each section. Headings and sub-headings help ensure I know which part of the rubric you are addressing in a particular section. I won’t hunt for information.
  • For each Circle, pick two of the sub-constructs for that Circle and discuss your personal sexual development in that specific area. For example, pick a life experience that relates to a specific Circle and apply the model.
  • Must include an introduction and conclusion
  • Each Circle section should be 1– 2pages, for a completed essay of 6-11 pages
  • (double spaced) (including introduction and conclusion)

  • It's OK to go a bit longer than required, but don't go shorter.
  • White paper, typed double spaced in 12-pt. Times Roman font. 1” margins.
  • Edit and proofread, as errors will affect your grade
  • Follow APA guidelines
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    Psychology of Human Sexuality Circles of Human Sexuality Paper Circles of Sexuality: Reflections on Oneself & One’s Own Life Experiences (Submitted by class time, March 24, 2020, 100 points, 20 %): • Write a personal essay about your own life experiences with five sections that relate to each of the five “Circles of Sexuality” as presented in class (see Circles of Sexuality Handout for full description). • Identify each of the five Circles you address using a heading according to APA at the top of each section. Headings and sub-headings help ensure I know which part of the rubric you are addressing in a particular section. I won’t hunt for information. • For each Circle, pick two of the sub-constructs for that Circle and discuss your personal sexual development in that specific area. For example, pick a life experience that relates to a specific Circle and apply the model. • Must include an introduction and conclusion • Each Circle section should be 1– 2pages, for a completed essay of 6-11 pages (double spaced) (including introduction and conclusion) • It's OK to go a bit longer than required, but don't go shorter. • White paper, typed double spaced in 12-pt. Times Roman font. 1” margins. • Edit and proofread, as errors will affect your grade • Follow APA guidelines • Submit a hard copy to the professor (confidentiality assured). Circles of Sexuality Rubric Items addressed Introduction Identifies, describes, and analyzes their personal experience as it relates to Sensuality Identifies, describes, and analyzes their personal experience as it relates to Intimacy Identifies, describes, and analyzes their personal experience as it relates to Sexual Identity Identifies, describes, and analyzes their personal experience as it relates to Sexual Health & Reproduction Identifies, describes, and analyzes their personal experience as it relates to Sexualization Conclusion Length: At least 8 pages Collegiate-level writing style, grammar, editing, readability Formatting: Follows APA formatting Total Comments: 1 Possible Points 5 15 15 15 15 15 5 5 5 5 100 Points Earned Psychology of Human Sexuality Circles of Human Sexuality Paper An Explanation of the Circles of Sexuality1 Sexuality is much more than sexual feelings or sexual intercourse. It is an important part of who a person is and what she/he will become. It includes all the feelings, thoughts, and behaviors associated with being female or male, being attractive and being in love, as well as being in relationships that include sexual intimacy and sensual and sexual activity. It also includes enjoyment of the world as we know it through the five senses: taste, touch, smell, hearing, and sight. Circle #1—Sensuality Sensuality is awareness and feeling about your own body and other people's bodies, especially the body of a sexual partner. Sensuality enables us to feel good about how our bodies look and feel and what they can do. Sensuality also allows us to enjoy the pleasure our bodies can give us and others. This part of our sexuality affects our behavior in several ways. • • • • • 1 Body image—Feeling attractive and proud of one's own body and the way it functions influences many aspects of life. Adolescents often choose media personalities as the standard for how they should look, so they are often disappointed by what they see in the mirror. They may be especially dissatisfied when the mainstream media does not portray or does not positively portray physical characteristics the teens see in the mirror, such as color of skin, type or hair, shape of eyes, height, or body shape. Experiencing pleasure and release from sexual tension—Sensuality allows a person to experience pleasure when certain parts of the body are touched. People also experience sensual pleasure from taste, touch, sight, hearing, and smell as part of being alive. Satisfying skin hunger—The need to be touched and held by others in loving, caring ways is often referred to as skin hunger. Adolescents typically receive considerably less touch from their parents than do younger children. Many teens satisfy their skin hunger through close physical contact with peers. Sexual intercourse may sometimes result from a teen's need to be held, rather than from sexual desire. Feeling physical attraction for another person—The center of sensuality and attraction to others is not in the genitals (despite all the jokes). The center of sensuality and attraction to others is in the brain, humans' most important "sex organ." The unexplained mechanism responsible for sexual attraction rests in the brain, not in the genitalia. Fantasy—The brain also gives people the capacity to have fantasies about sexual behaviors and experiences. Adolescents often need help understanding that sexual fantasy is normal and that one does not have to act upon sexual fantasies. Retrieved October 3, 2007 from http://www.advocatesforyouth.org/lessonplans/circlesofsexuality3.htm 2 Psychology of Human Sexuality Circles of Human Sexuality Paper Circle #2—Sexual Intimacy Sexual intimacy is the ability to be emotionally close to another human being and to accept closeness in return. Several aspects of intimacy include • • • • • Sharing—Sharing intimacy is what makes personal relationships rich. While sensuality is about physical closeness, intimacy focuses on emotional closeness. Caring—Caring about others means feeling their joy and their pain. It means being open to emotions that may not be comfortable or convenient. Nevertheless, an intimate relationship is possible only when we care. Liking or loving another person—Having emotional attachment or connection to others is a manifestation of intimacy. Emotional risk-taking—To have true intimacy with others, a person must open up and share feelings and personal information. Sharing personal thoughts and feelings with someone else is risky, because the other person may not feel the same way. But it is not possible to be really close with another person without being honest and open with her/him. Vulnerability—To have intimacy means that we share and care, like or love, and take emotional risks. That makes us vulnerable—the person with whom we share, about whom we care, and whom we like or love, has the power to hurt us emotionally. Intimacy requires vulnerability, on the part of each person in the relationship. Circle #3—Sexual Identity Sexual identity is a person's understanding of who she/he is sexually, including the sense of being male or of being female. Sexual identity consists of three "interlocking pieces" that, together, affect how each person sees him/herself. Each "piece" is important. • • Gender identity—Knowing whether one is male or female. Most young children determine their own gender identity by age two. Sometime, a person's biological gender is not the same as his/her gender identity—this is called being transgender. Gender role—Identifying actions and/or behaviors for each gender. Some things are determined by the way male and female bodies are built or function. For example, only women menstruate and only men produce sperm. Other gender roles are culturally determined. In the United States, it is considered appropriate for only women to wear dresses to work in the business world. In other cultures, men may wear skirt-like outfits everywhere. There are many "rules" about what men and women can/should do that have nothing to do with the way their bodies are built or function. This aspect of sexuality is especially important for young adolescents to understand, since peer, parent, and cultural pressures to be "masculine" or "feminine" increase during the adolescent years. Both young men and young women need help sorting out how perceptions about gender roles affect 3 Psychology of Human Sexuality Circles of Human Sexuality Paper whether they feel encouraged or discouraged in their choices about relationships, leisure activities, education, and career. Gender bias means holding stereotyped opinions about people according to their gender. Gender bias might include believing that women are less intelligent or less capable than men, that men suffer from "testosterone poisoning," that men cannot raise children without the help of women, that women cannot be analytical, that men cannot be sensitive. Many times, people hold fast to these stereotyped opinions without giving rational thought to the subject of gender. • Sexual orientation—Whether a person's primary attraction is to people of the other gender (heterosexuality) or to the same gender (homosexuality) or to both genders (bisexuality) defines his/her sexual orientation. Sexual orientation begins to emerge by adolescence although many gay and lesbian youth say they knew they felt same sex attraction by age 10 or 11. Between three and 10—percent of the general population is probably exclusively homosexual in orientation. Perhaps another 10 percent of the general population feel attracted to both genders. Heterosexual, gay, lesbian, and bisexual youth can all experience same-gender sexual attraction and/or activity around puberty. Such behavior, including sexual play with same-gender peers, crushes on same-gender adults, or sexual fantasies about same-gender people are normal for pre-teens and young teens and are not necessarily related to sexual orientation. Negative social messages and homophobia in the wider U.S. culture can mean that young adolescents who are experiencing sexual attraction to and romantic feelings for someone of their own gender need support so they can clarify their feelings and accept their sexuality. Circle #4—Reproduction and Sexual Health These are a person's capacity to reproduce and the behaviors and attitudes that make sexual relationships healthy and enjoyable. • • Factual information about reproduction—Is necessary so youth will understand how male and female reproductive systems function and how conception and/or STD infection occur. Adolescents often have inadequate information about their own and/or their partner's body. Teens need this information so they can make informed decisions about sexual expression and protect their health. Youth need to understand anatomy and physiology because every adolescent needs the knowledge and understanding to help him/her appreciate the ways in which his/her body functions. Feelings and attitudes—Are wide-ranging when it comes to sexual expression and reproduction and to sexual health-related topics such as STD infection, HIV and AIDS, contraceptive use, abortion, pregnancy, and childbirth. 4 Psychology of Human Sexuality Circles of Human Sexuality Paper • • Sexual intercourse—Is one of the most common behaviors among humans. Sexual intercourse is a behavior that may produce sexual pleasure that often culminates in orgasm in females and in males. Sexual intercourse may also result in pregnancy and/or STDs. In programs for youth, discussion of sexual intercourse is often limited to the bare mention of male-female (penile-vaginal) intercourse. However, youth need accurate health information about sexual intercourse—vaginal, oral, and anal. Reproductive and sexual anatomy—The male and female body and the ways in which they actually function is a part of sexual health. Youth can learn to protect their reproductive and sexual health. This means that teens need information about all the effective methods of contraception currently available, how they work, where to obtain them, their effectiveness, and their side effects. This means that youth also need to know how to use latex condoms to prevent STD infection. Even if youth are not currently engaging in sexual intercourse, they probably will do so at some point in the future. They must know how to prevent pregnancy and/or disease. Finally, youth also need to know that traditional methods of preventing pregnancy (that may be common in that particular community and/or culture) may be ineffective in preventing pregnancy and may, depending on the method, even increase susceptibility to STDs. The leader will need to determine what those traditional methods are, their effectiveness, and their side effects before he/she can discuss traditional methods of contraception in a culturally appropriate and informative way. • Sexual reproduction—The actual processes of conception, pregnancy, delivery, and recovery following childbirth are important parts of sexuality. Youth need information about sexual reproduction—the process whereby two different individuals each contribute half of the genetic material to their child. The child is, therefore, not identical to either parent. [Asexual reproduction is a process whereby simple one-celled organisms reproduce by splitting, creating two separate one-celled organisms identical to the original [female] organism before it split.] Too many programs focus exclusively on sexual reproduction when providing sexuality education and ignore all the other aspects of human sexuality. Circle #5—Sexualization Sexualization is that aspect of sexuality in which people behave sexually to influence, manipulate, or control other people. Often called the "shadowy" side of human sexuality, sexualization spans behaviors that range from the relatively harmless to the sadistically violent, cruel, and criminal. These sexual behaviors include flirting, seduction, withholding sex from an intimate partner to punish her/him or to get something, sexual harassment, sexual abuse, and rape. Teens need to know that no one has the right to exploit them sexually and that they do not have the right to exploit anyone else sexually. 5 Psychology of Human Sexuality Circles of Human Sexuality Paper • • • • • Flirting—Is a relatively harmless sexualization behavior. Nevertheless, it is usually an attempt to manipulate someone else, and it can cause the person manipulated to feel hurt, humiliation, and shame. Seduction—Is a more harmful behavior. It always implies manipulating someone else, usually so that other person will have sexual intercourse with the seducer. The seducer is using the person seduced for his/her own sexual gratification. Sexual harassment—Is an illegal behavior. Sexual harassment means harassing someone else because of her/his gender. It could mean making personal, embarrassing remarks about someone's appearance, especially characteristics associated with sexual maturity, such as the size of a woman's breasts or of a man's testicles and penis. It could mean unwanted touching, such as hugging a subordinate or patting someone's bottom. It could mean demands by a teacher, supervisor, or other person in authority for sexual intercourse in exchange for grades, promotion, hiring, raises, etc. All these behaviors are manipulative. The laws of the United States provide protection against sexual harassment. Youth should know that they the right to file a complaint with appropriate authorities if they are sexually harassed and that others may complain of their behavior if they sexually harass someone else. Rape—Means coercing or forcing someone else to have genital contact with another. Rape can include forced petting as well as forced sexual intercourse. Force, in the case of rape, can include use of overpowering strength, threats, and/or implied threats that arouse fear in the person raped. Youth need to know that rape is always illegal and always cruel. Youth should know that they are legally entitled to the protection of the criminal justice system if they are the victims of rape and that they may be prosecuted if they force anyone else to have genital contact with them for any reason. Refusing to accept no and forcing the other person to have sexual intercourse always means rape. Incest—Means forcing sexual contact on any minor who is related to the perpetrator by birth or marriage. Incest is always illegal and is extremely cruel because it betrays the trust that children and youth give to their families. Moreover, because the older person knows that incest is illegal and tries to hide the crime, he/she often blames the child/youth. The triple burden of forced sexual contact, betrayed trust, and self-blame makes incest particularly damaging to survivors of incest. Adapted from Life Planning Education, a comprehensive sex education curriculum. Washington, DC: Advocates for Youth, in press. 6 ...
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    CIRCLES OF SEXUALITY
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    Introduction

    Sexuality is a broad issue that people should go deep to understand it, and it is not
    limited to only sexual intercourse and feelings but more of it. People start to become aware of
    their Sexuality early in the infancy stage; Sexuality in people develop stage by stage when
    they grow up. In the infancy level children play with their genitals as they grow up they
    realize the difference in their Sexuality from others. At around the age of 5-6 years children
    become more aware of their sexual differences and they even feel shy to bath in front of
    people. Sexuality ranges from touch, smell, and taste, sight and hearing too different people
    have found different thing to be sexually appealing to them. As we grow up we may want to
    be touched, hugged and enjoy company of the people we love. Sexuality brings about love
    and caring in people. This paper will aim at explaining the five circles of Sexuality, namely;
    sensuality, sexual intimacy, sexual identity, sexual reproduction and health and finally the
    last circle, which is sexualization.
    Sensuality
    Sensuality is the self-awareness and feels about our own bodies, as we develop, we
    realize how we can derive pleasure from our own bodies or other people’s bodies. Individuals
    realize how touching some parts of their bodies can bring about pleasure to them. This is the
    aspect that affects people in the sense of how they see themselves and how they feel about
    their bodies. It is through sensuality that people would want to resemble the figures they see
    on TVs. I started having feelings for my body when I was in my early stages of adolescence. I
    felt so happy when I hug my friends, and sometimes I would give tight hugs just to feel the
    pleasure even more.

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    Fantasy
    Fantasizing is a normal thing among adolescents because it helps people to satisfy
    their imaginations. I started fantasizing about scenes that I had been exposed to I wanted to
    feel what p...

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