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Biological aspects of sexuality

Sexuality is about reproduction (including raising children to maturity), our sex and gender; responsiveness, orientation and personality; and about appreciating the sexual anatomy & development of both genders.

At puberty girls develop a child-bearing capacity

To be willing to care for children, women need certain personal characteristics. Foremost they need to be less driven than men are about following their own pursuits. Secondly they need to be relatively passive to be willing to subjugate their own activities and focus on nurturing others. The lack of sex drive is probably linked…

How we know that someone has had an orgasm

A sex education should include a description of sexual techniques that may be used to pleasure men and women. These should differentiate between those techniques which assist with orgasm and those which provide sensual pleasure. We orgasm with a frequency dictated by our responsiveness. We think about sexual activity because some trigger causes us to…

Justifying biological & evolutionary precedents

Humans belong to the animal group called mammals and within mammals we also belong to the subgroup called primates. Mammals have been around for about 225 million years. The first primates appeared around 55 million years ago. Given our ancestry, we need a strong supporting argument for suggesting that human sexuality differs significantly to our…

Why women cannot orgasm through intercourse

Orgasm is vital for men, so it is assumed to be equally vital for women. (1) A woman is impregnated regardless of orgasm Male orgasm triggers ejaculation, which is vital for reproduction. A woman cannot ejaculate because she lacks the male glands. Since ovulation occurs automatically, there is no reason for a woman to orgasm…

Characteristics of low responsiveness

Female mammals are involved in the daily care and affectionate play with their young. They also engage in grooming of their cubs. The male only has contact with others for breeding purposes. Male mammals fight other males for breeding rights. They only engage with females to mate. Male mammals do not typically raise young. Women…

Men tend to focus on opportunities for regular sex

Once a man has experienced intercourse, sexual frustration tends to be felt more acutely. There are many triggers that cause male arousal throughout the day. This constant rearousal causes intense frustration if a man has no opportunity to release sexual tension by ejaculating through intercourse. Penetrative sex completes a man’s arousal cycle (from erection to…

Factors that affect the strength of male sex drive

Factors that affect men’s orgasm frequencies include their age, the age at which they reached adolescence, as well as their level of education and whether they feel restrained by the judgement of religious teachings. Frequencies of sexual activity vary but almost all men (92%) orgasm quickly and easily through masturbation as well as through intercourse…