Biology Discussion Board Q’s

8 Questions a Paragraph for each questions:

 

1)  Why is it SO hard to talk about sex? Since SEX is such a Taboo subject, some individuals may be participating in risky behavior without understanding the possible consequences or how to protect themselves and their partner. Should appropriate sex-talk destigmatized?? What do you think??

 

2) Read the article on Female Circumcision and post your comments on the Week 4 DISCUSSION BOARD.

 

https://www.guttmacher.org/journals/ipsrh/1997/09/female-circumcision-rite-passage-or-violation-rights

 

Is this ‘barbaric’ or a ‘right-of-passage?’

 

3) OK… I know you might be saying, “Now wait a minute! I have plenty of sexual desire!” While that may be true, what humans experience is NOT “estrous” (or being “in heat”). Interestingly, despite having similar anatomy and bio-identical hormones, only humans and some very close relatives have menstrual cycles instead of estrous cycle. Read the article below to find out some of the guesses as to why humans are so unique in this aspect. Post your comments on the WEEK 5 DISCUSSION BOARD.

 

http://www.bbc.com/earth/story/20150420-why-do-women-have-periods

 

4) Please read this fascinating article on the differences between genders found at http://www.apa.org/research/action/difference.aspx

 

Men and Women: No Big Difference

 

Studies show that one’s sex has little or no bearing on personality, cognition and leadership.

The Truth about Gender “Differences”

 

5) Post in Week 7 Discussion Board – topic, “How do you feel knowing and understanding reproductive biology affects one’s opinions of sexual equality, gender roles, etc?”

 

6)  Week 8 Discussion Board – “What are the differences between Gender and Sex?”  http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/232363.php  Post Comments

 

7) https://www.psychologytoday.com/conditions/fetishism

 

Read the article on Fetishism in the PSYCHOLOGY TODAY WEBSITE. Post your ideas on what the article has to say about when fetishes

 

cross the line from a simple fetish to a sexual disorder.

” Fetishism is characterized as a disorder when there is a pathological assignment of sexual fixation, fantasies or behaviors toward an inanimate object — frequently an item of clothing — such as underclothing or a high-heeled shoe — or to nongenital body parts — such as the foot. Only through use of this object can the individual obtain sexual gratification. The fetishist usually holds, rubs or smells the fetish object for sexual gratification or asks their partner to wear the object during sexual encounters. Fetishism is a more common occurrence in males, and the causes are not clearly known.  Fetishism falls under the general category of paraphilias, abnormal or unnatural sexual attractions.”

 

8) Taboo?” on the Psychology today website. https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/the-big-questions/201104/why-is-sex-so-taboo

Post your comments on how/why sex is taboo?

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