Sexual Sexuality And Sexual Practices

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Sexual Normalcy Sexuality and sexual practices play a crucial part in how one defines oneself. The moral struggle between sinful or normal has a dramatic effect on how one views themselves, and one is perceived. When we can gain knowledge of how people process their own attitudes towards sexuality we can learn more about how humans tick.

RUBIN’S RESEARCH Rubin’s prior research on the normality of certain sexual practices were the basis of this study. Rubin developed a sexual hierarchy where at the top were “good/normal” practices emphasizing monogamy and heterosexuality. While at the bottom were the “bad/abnormal” practices involving homosexuality, fetishism etc.
Their research also looked at the heavy social influence on human sexuality. Rubin grouped western nations into 4 separate “sexual regimes”, the two mentioned in this study are The Sexually Conservative Cluster and the Homosexual Permissiveness cluster.

PURPOSE AND HYPOTHESES The purpose of this study was to investigate Rubin 's sexual hierarchy using a tailored behavior inventory in which participants indicated their perceptions of normality and abnormality about a wide range of sexual behaviors. There were 5 clearly defined hypotheses in this study.
Hypothesis 1: Males participants would be more likely to perceive sexual practices as "normal."
Hypothesis 2: all participants would perceive a greater number of the sexual practices as "normal" when performed by a male actor versus a female actor
Hypothesis 3:…
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