Personal Response on Sexuality Identity

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Personal Response on Sexuality Identity Lillian M. Floyd PSY/265 Lauren Lappe February 16.2014 A person’s sexual identity may seem like something obvious, something that should be an essential characteristic of our lives. However as we have found, these things are not always so simple, often finding that our sexual identity, is ever changing most of our lives. I have given my own identity some thought and I find for me it wasn’t easy. In this essay I will be discussing my own identity and my reasons for coming to the conclusions that I have come to, and why I came to them (Rathus, Nevid, & Fichner-Rathus, 2005) Sexuality is and will always be a natural and healthy part of living. All of…show more content…
Some researchers state that genetics and environmental factors are important determining element of homosexual behavior. They also state that birth place relates to the sexual orientation of marriage partner. Being born in urban settings increased the probability of homosexual marriage and decreased the probability of heterosexual marriage. Everyone environment effects your sexuality in some way or another either negative or positively by supporting or repressing it. It plays a role in whether your homosexual, heterosexual, or bi-sexual. (Rathus, Nevid, & Fichner-Rathus, 2005) Our text states that history places sexual attitudes and behavior in context. It informs us as to whether sexual behavior reflects trends that have been with us through the millennia or the customs of a particular culture and era. History shows little evidence of universal sexual trends. Attitudes and behaviors vary extensively from one time and place to another. (Rathus, Nevid, & Fichner-Rathus, 2005) As stated in our text, gender identity is our psychological awareness or sense of being male or female, and it’s one of the most obvious and important aspects of our self-concepts. Gender identity is almost always consistent with chromosomal sex, but such
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