A comprehensive framework for understanding human sexuality
Sexualityis an essential aspect of being human and contributes to the development of our identity throughout our lives. As a construct, sexuality is not easily defined. What do you think when you hearthe word sex? If “intercourse” is the first thing you think of, congratulations, you’re among the norm. Human sexuality, however, is far more than simply a physical thing. Although it canbe physical, it is also mental, emotional, relational, biological, spiritual,cultural, and psychological.
Since the beginning of the fall 2014 school semester, I've had the pleasure and privilege to teach my class "Sexuality Concepts for Social Workers" at two different college campuses. In my course, students are required to use my textbook with the same title. That textbook is scheduled to be released nationally near the end of January 2015 from Cognella Publishing. When that historic event happens, I'll write all about it here.
On the topic of publications, I'm proud to announce that my Human Sexuality dissertation has been made available in book-form through LAMBERT Academic Publishing.
A good sexuality policy for retirement and
assisted living facilities espouses the ideal that all people, of all ages,
deserve and are entitled to a superior quality of life. Creation of a sexuality policy which
gives sanction to sexual expression, while taking into consideration the
realities of residents with different levels of cognitive and physical impairment,
would achieve such an ideal. In our society sex and desire are falsely believed to be
solely the realm of the young and able.
A:What we know about trans-related (i.e.,
transgender, transsexual, intersex) topics has grown significantly over recent
years. However, individuals who identify as being neither “male” nor “female”
or of being something entirely different, a third gender if you will, is a
human reality depicted in our earliest writings and artworks. Before getting to
the answer, I feel it’s necessary to provide a brief historical background of
indigenous American Two-Spirit people.
North and South America, many of the native population’s creation myths
What exactly is premenstrual syndrome?A syndrome is a group of symptoms that
occur together, and in the case of PMS those symptoms are in relation to the female
menstrual cycle. With PMS, physical symptoms may include cramps, dizziness,
backache, fatigue, nausea, a tingling in the extremities, abdominal bloating, breast
tenderness, breast swelling, change in appetite, thirst, edema, and increased body weight.
Psychoemotional symptoms may include anxiety, tension, irritability, depression, mood
swings, crying spells, decreased interest, insomnia, feeling out of control, and an
Question: Is Frigidity Real?
A little background about the word “FRIGID”
Before I get into whether the condition of frigidity is real or not, it’s important to inform that the word “frigidity” is an
outdated, sexist term. There was a
time in most world societies (not that long ago to be honest) that women were
more likely to be seen as domestic livestock, as being voiceless, powerless and
inherently inferior to men. Their
husbands and boyfriends expected them to demonstrate their appreciation for
everything a man provided for them, by enthusiastically, passionately having
sex with them whenever it was required.
There may be many paths toward the possible
truth in answering this series of questions. However, I feel it is important to
offer some concrete possibilities.
It is possible for both men and women to have sex with people that they
don’t love. One-night stands and
occasional hook-ups are a reality for many sexually active people throughout
the world. I’m not endorsing such
behavior, rather I’m simply acknowledging that it happens. I believe that the best sexual
experiences involve intimacy, trust, open communication and spiritual
connection; all of which are difficult to obtain in a one-night stand.
Why many girls call
their female friends “my wife”, ”Honey”, etc, but boys think it’s sick.
What make girls do
that? Does it mean they changed their sexual orientation?
What makes girls do that? Doesn’t
it mean they changed their sexual orientation? I find these to be interesting questions. All stereotypical “male” and “female”
behavior has to do with socially-constructed gender roles and gender-based
Even though there are very happy
men and women who do not have much interest in sex, I think that one’s sexual
satisfaction can be a very important factor in whether or not some people feel
happy with their romantic relationships; married or not. To directly answer your question, my opinion
is that some marriages do fail because one or both partners are unhappy with
their sex life. However, the reasons
behind such unhappiness can have a variety of sources, including past sexual
experiences, communication issues, and even the loss of sexual attraction
toward one’s partner.
Do you agree that we are all bi-sexual?
No I don’t. However I
do agree with the growing volume of research that asserts the majority of human
beings are bisexual to some degree; with individuals being purely attracted to
the opposite sex or purely to the same sex being the true sexual minorities. And when I refer to the term “bisexuality”
I’m defining it as a sexual orientation in which the individual is capable of
being romantically and/or sexually attracted to members of both sexes (i.