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Any act or activity of a sexual nature.
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There is no evidence that this class is changing the students' fundamental values but rather succeeding in its aim to encourage them to appreciate the variations of typical human sexual behavior.
And if he uncovers an extraordinary amount of clinical truth about the varieties of human sexual behavior, he repeatedly displays an almost willful blindness regarding the relational, emotional, and moral meaning of human love, bonding, and attachment.
While it is true that sexology, psychology and anthropology seek constantly to explain human sexual behavior and have contributed significantly to the construction of a theoretical framework for recognizing diversity, the political drive came from another source--from sexual minorities themselves.
While biological influences on human sexual behavior are present, it is important for us to recognize that we are much less subject to such influences than are animals (Kalat, 1995).
A relational frame approach to the analysis of human sexual arousal is then outlined and its interpretative power in dealing with a range of complex human sexual behavior is demonstrated.
While crude and simplistic, the Kinsey Scale is somewhat helpful in looking at the spectrum of human sexual behavior.
If it can be empirically demonstrated that human sexual behavior habituates in the long term, it becomes important to consider the possibility that habituation processes may have relevance to understanding the genesis and maintenance of sexual dysfunctions (Plaud & Holm, in press).
Apart from the problems of its representativeness, the Kinsey data are an extremely rich source of information about the variety of human sexual behavior.
The research carried out at the Department of Psychopharmacology, Utrecht Institute for Pharmaceutical Sciences, Utrecht University, The Netherlands, discovered that beta-lactamase inhibitor clavulanic acid, the primary compound in Rexahn's Phase II drug candidate Zoraxel[TM], produced a remarkable increase in the sexual activity in rats, offering important insight for how Zoraxel may positively affect human sexual behavior.
Upon completion of a semester long human sexual behavior course, undergraduate students were hypothesized to 1) show changes in attitudes which reflect greater tolerance for differences in sexual beliefs and practices, and 2) report positive outcomes, resulting from completion of the course, related to their personal sexual knowledge, sexual self image, and close relationships.
This war on premarital sex is of a piece with the religious Right's war on gay and lesbian sex: an ongoing attempt to police human sexual behavior while demonizing those who act outside their narrow definition of what is acceptable--indeed joyfully eroticized--sexual expression.

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