This would be important in determining the best model to use on a homosexual based on the person’s personal information. Psychotherapy should view homosexuality not just as an opposite sex problem, rather it should be viewed as the difficult parties involved in go through when trying to relate with people of the same sex. This explains why majority of people who seek psychotherapy treatment are disillusioned. For people to respond well to therapy, they should not be stressed, be motivated to change and should also have previous histories of being heterosexual and changed into homosexual
Inside and beyond the myth and the social impact of the subject as One or Substance. Alan H. Goldman’s essay ‘Plain Sex’ is a central contribution to the academic debate about sex within the analytic area, which has been developing since the second half of the ‘90s in Western countries. Goldman’s purpose is encouraging debate on the concept of sex without moral, social and cultural implications or superstitious superstructures. He attempts to define “sexual desire” and “sexual activity” in its simplest terms, by discovering the common factor of all sexual events, i.e. “the desire for physical contact with another person’s body and for the pleasure which such contact produces; sexual activity is activity which tends to fulfill such desire of the agent” (Goldman, A., 1977, p 40).
These accounts of power show in terms of what sexuality is doing to society and individuals. Sexuality is everywhere and guides a person’s thoughts and actions in how they understand the world and themselves; this is how society has such an array of sexualities and discussions on sex. This in turn strengthens, or self-preserves the power relations in place; how society still talks in “types” and populations like in past, historical contexts. However, there is a resistance in confronting this narrative of power, where there are new strategies in shifting trends for people to understand power relations, and seeing it move in
His concept of transgression, i.e. events resulting in the crossing of limits into formerly forbidden zones, explains the re-discussion as well as re-evaluation of such limits in discourses. To him, the language of sexuality is the primary factor to determine the limits of law or, in other words, taboos. In contemporary Western civilizations, however, Foucault perceived that the process of sexual discourse has developed into profanation, i.e. the lack of any sacredness regarding sex (cf. Rungo 228-31).
Emile Durkheim social facts Social in this culture, were sexuality out of heterosexuality has been frond upon, and how society has held itself together. Emilee Durkheim theory allowed to observe the normal and abnormal functioning and how to look at change and handle change. He was the founder of the structural functionalist paradigm and social facts, “- consisting of manners of acting, thinking, and feeling external to the individual which are invested with coercive power and virtue of which the exercise control over him.” This is important to understanding why individuals are influenced by social facts. Many American’s do things because they see everyone else doing it and think they must follow along.
Sociological Perspectives Sexuality has three assumptions to it 1. Sexuality of members 2. Institutions of society such as family, religion, 3. What is appropriateness or inappropriateness of sexual behavior with in the cultural it occurs in.
Traditional approach and set of expectations imposed by society make sex and gender intermingled with one another. But Woolf has questioned this social practice. In this thesis , I will try to explore the androgynous mind of Orlando in the light of Woolf’s ‘A Room of One’s Own’ and performativity in the context of Judith Butler’s theory . Judith Butler’s discussion of sex and gender essentially disengages the misguided notion that sex and gender are intrinsically linked to each other. There is a stereotypical concept that a male has a masculine gender, whereas a female possesses a feminine gender.
This excerpt from St. Augustine’s Confessions, illustrates two points. Firstly, it illustrates a divergence from ancient western understandings of desire/sex as they relate to the body. The paper will show this divergence by comparing the work of Augustine (and his understanding of desire as it relates to the body) with the work of ancient physician Galen. Secondly, this excerpt centralizes the act of confessing one’s bodily desires as a process by which the soul is purified and the truth about the self and about God is obtained. The paper will show the significance of confession by locating this excerpt within Augustine’s larger text and within the larger paradigm of early Christianity.
Branstetter uses the word promiscuous because it is a rhetorical approach that focuses on those people who are deviant from the norm. A promiscuous approach “wants to ‘have sex’ with lots of different kinds of projects in lots of different ways and understand those projects on their own terms in order to bring something unique out of the result” (20). Therefore, “...there should be room for promiscuous approaches, topics, perspectives, and styles” in rhetoric (20). Hence, rhetorical promiscuity is a way to refer to rhetorics and rhetors that do not fall within the dominant and celebrated sphere of the field of rhetorics, or academia as a whole. To Branstetter, by “exploring the value” of “perspectives that have traditionally been denigrated or dismissed [so, promiscuous perspectives], we enhance possibilities for scholarly invention and persuasive action” (18).
Acceptance of others sexual beliefs has been an evolutions for myself; however, this acceptance and respect occurred through evolutions of thoughts and beliefs system. The first completion of the TBSAQ challenged me to access not only how I viewed my own sexual belief system, but also my thoughts and beliefs about
It has many faces, but encompasses maleness and femaleness; self concept; self esteem; sensuality; the state of being sexual; as well as sexual expression, which may or may not include sexual intercourse. As such it cannot be separated from the total personality. Personality in turn is influenced by
It is recognised that people with intellectual disabilities have the same sexual needs and desires as persons without an intellectual disability (Mitchell & Butler, 1978). Disability Case Managers play a critical role in supporting people with intellectual disabilities on the journey to becoming sexually active, and potentially a parent. From a Disability Case Management perspective, this means they need to be a facilitator of discussion about sexual health, as well as be able to provide an unbiased recommendation of what should happen, and the supports that should be allocated (Brantlinger, 1983; Trudel & Desjardins, 1992; Murray & Minnes, 1994). This article will focus on the experiences of people with intellectual disabilities through pre-
Carl Degler argues that the popular literature regarding marriage and sexuality do not create an accurate portrait of the actual sexual tendencies of 19th century women. The publications created by William Acton suggest that women are naturally devoid of sexual desire and healthy women might only feel some desire during menstruation. Furthermore, he noted that unlike men who were habitually bound to experience the temptation of sex, women who felt the same were unnatural exceptions. Although, as Degler points out, many medical writers of the time were not concerned with disseminating facts and instead intended to set the sexual doctrine for the era. As a result, the writings of those like Acton are not representations of the feelings of women
ZZ Packer’s “Drinking Coffee Elsewhere” is a story that proves that not all two things can bind together and form something extraordinary. Between two people who thought to have found comfort in each other finds later on that their friendship was nothing more than false beliefs. The narrator Dina is a black woman who's past and choices she has made has only outlined her personality and future in a damaging way that she was never able to craw out of. No specific details has been shown of her childhood other than her mothers death, but even though her attitude towards life is clear: that she is a distant lone wolf that only cares for herself. Choices made by Dina throughout her college life has given her the realization of who she might be.