Learn About Sexuality

Social aspects of sexuality

Sexuality is about a committed relationship (including social, emotional & sexual activity); observing, talking or interacting with others in return for payment or other non-relationship rewards; and about enjoying sexual pleasure with a lover

Men tend to focus on opportunities for regular sex

Men’s goal when engaging in sexual activity is simple. Men want to enjoy their own arousal by close contact with a lover’s body, enjoy various forms of penile stimulation but ultimately to obtain the sexual satisfaction of penetrative sex by thrusting until ejaculation. Men can enjoy sex regardless of a relationship because they don’t obtain…

Sex as a competitive sport & entertainment

Human sexuality is often presented in terms of a relationship. This allows male and female sexuality to be viewed purely through social liaisons and reproduction. Little importance is placed on the massive sex industry because of the taboo over men paying women for sex. Men are quickly aroused and they orgasm easily. They don’t make…

How to make the most of sexual pleasuring

Sexuality is about enjoying sexual pleasure with a lover. We experience pleasure both psychologically and physically. Men enjoy the erotic and genital stimuli that lead to orgasm. Women need to make more of the sensual and emotional stimuli sex may provide. Any part of the body may be involved in sexual activity. There are three…

Key aspects of heterosexual relationships

Sexuality is about a sexual relationship, which involves a combination of social, emotional and sexual aspects. Long-term committed relationships are vital to supporting families over the decades needed to raise children. From a purely biological perspective (ignoring modern contraception) intercourse results in the satisfaction of ejaculating for a man but pregnancy for a woman. Inevitably…

The sex industry focuses on male gratification

Sexuality is about talking, observing or interacting with others in return for payment or other non-relationship rewards. Depending on our personality and emotional make-up we may employ a variety of behaviours and attitudes to impress or attract a potential lover. We motivated to different degrees to engage in sociable activity, to want to impress others…

Difficulties in assessing women’s sexuality

Men’s sexuality is straightforward. They see an attractive woman, they get an erection and they are enthusiastic about engaging in sexual activity that leads to reproduction. Orgasm is the physiological event that causes (rewards) the male for the reproductive act of ejaculation. Women’s sexuality is much less intuitive and cannot be rationally explained as long…

Sexual pleasure need not always focus on orgasm

A sex education should include a description of the main techniques that can be used to pleasure men and women. It should be made explicit whether such techniques are intended to assist with orgasm or whether they involve purely emotional and sensual sensations. When we suggest that a couple spends some ‘sexy’ time together, the…