Learn About Sexuality

Human reproduction

Sexuality is about reproduction (including raising children to maturity), our sex and gender.

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…

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…

Young men tend to focus on enjoying their arousal

Some young men can become erect many times through the day. At puberty a boy’s mind naturally focuses on his penis and its responsiveness. Boys enjoy the visual stimulus of nude pin-ups from adolescence onwards. Girls are not similarly aroused and men are expected to keep their genitals out of view to avoid giving offense.…

At puberty boys develop a reliable arousal cycle

From a young age, most boys already demonstrate a more active and outgoing personality than most girls. This gender difference is apparent before the onset of adolescence and is not attributable solely to hormones. Once a boy becomes sexually responsive he also develops a degree of emotional insensitivity. Male ego, arrogance or assertiveness is vital…

The influence of religious beliefs on sexuality

Each culture has its own set of values. Some people consider these beliefs to be more important than others. While we are children, our parents make choices for us in the belief that they are for our benefit. Once we are adult, we can decide on our own values. It is likely have the way…

Responsibility for contraception and abortion

Even with the availability of reliable contraceptives, parents still tend to protect daughters more than sons. Fathers appreciate that young women do not have the same carnal instincts of young men. Most parents accept that girls are focused on a relationship and love. Girls don’t want to be ‘used’ for a one-night stand. For boys,…

Diversity: our sex, our personality and our gender

Sexuality includes our sex, our personality and our gender. The reason we have two sexes is for diversity. Some people like being different. They like the attention they get and they may take steps to differentiate themselves from others by dressing or behaving differently. Others have no choice in being different from others and they…