Sexuality: Vagina and Open Sexual Behaviors Essay

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Margaret Sanger wrote a book about birth control to educate women
Kinsey wrote sexual behavior in the human male about facts that were happening
Freud talks about sexual psychology
Huey Hefner releases Playboy for romantic sexual pleasure
Anthony Comstock in 1800’s tried to ban all open sexual behaviors, no contraceptives info/supplies, public displays of affection and pornography

The early 20th century
Women had to go into the work force because men were going to war
They wanted them to abstain from sex so they don’t get venereal disease
Automobile was like an accessory to sex to have privacy
Felons that needed punishment received vasectomy’s

1920’s
Prohibition was happening
New behaviors of women: Jazz clubs and danced, cigarettes and alcohol, rode bikes and drove cars

1930’s and 1940’s
The great depression makes women return to being more conservative
New laws for women’s right to legal access to contraceptive info/devices

World War II
Post war back to traditional roles
Baby boom began because all men were coming back from the war
Televisions became a “must have”
Development of penicillin to cure STI’s
There was a different outlook on the war for men to have something to be excited about after war

1950’s -1970’s
Alfred Kinsey published book about male and female sexuality
1960: FDA approved distribution of Enovid (1st oral contraceptive)
Men are volunteering vasectomies
1973: Roe vs. Wade – abortion is legal
Homosexuality no longer labeled a mental disorder

1980’s
First AIDS diagnosis
LGBTQ first male-male romantic kiss
More Internet available for pornography and cybersex
HPV vaccine
1988 Viagra approved and available

In what ways are the views of sexually in the United States the same from the early 1900’s to today? How are they different?
What/who are the key influences responsible for any changes in views about sexuality?

What is your opinion regarding the state of sexuality in the United States today?

Vulva: includes the mons pubis. Clitoris, labia majora and labia minora
Often incorrectly referred to as the “vagina”
Mons pubis (pubic mound)
Pad of fatty tissue, 6 inches below naval
Clitoris: center of sexual arousal -Glans clitoris= the tip - Clitoral hood = covers glans when it’s not engorged -Crura = 2 internal branches holding 2 corpora cavernosa
Labia Majora: 2 outer folds of vulva, extends from mons pubis, may have hair
Labia minora: 2 smaller folds within labia majora, hairless
During sexual arousal, Labia minora widens:
Exposing vaginal opening (introitus)
Within are Bartholin’s glands – produce some secretion during sexual arousal
Do not serve reproductive functions, but can be involved in sexual activity
Urethra – urethral opening
Anus: opening of the rectum…