sociosexual


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sociosexual

Sexology
adjective Referring to the (human) social aspects of sexuality.

Zoology
adjective Referring to sexual relationships between animals in groups, which relates to social hierarchy—e.g., alpha-male status, sneaky mating, etc.
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On the other hand, evolutionary behavioural scientists have also demonstrated that a wide variety of evidence indicates that while humans are of course capable of engaging in uncommitted sexual activity, human sexuality likely evolved to have somewhat socially monogamous long-term sociosexual relationships with tendencies for sexual polygyny (Gray & Garcia, 2013).
Under the heading of development are addressed topics such as physical puberty, prepubertal sexual behavior, the construction of the sociosexual self during adolescence, contraceptive use, the influence of drugs and alcohol, and challenges faced by sexual minority or gender non-conforming youth.
Attitudes toward engagement in uncommitted sexual activities was evaluated with the Sociosexual Orientation Inventory (SOI; Simpson & Gangestad, 1991), and with the Casual Physical Acquaintance Scale (CPA; Johnson, Marelich, & Lundquist, 2007), assessing attitudes toward "friends with benefits" relationships.
Sociosexual knowledge and attitudes assessment tool-revised (SSKAAT-R).
Sociosexual institutions connected to marriage, property ownership, and suffrage as well as to the prohibition of same-sex relationships and cross-dressing, for example, have always been prescriptive rather than descriptive, crafted and organized to ensure the perpetuation and maintenance of categories that helped uphold goals connected to nation and family, as these structures took on their centrality.
A wide variety of behavioral handicaps are available to humans, indeed nearly any behavior that is either costly or dangerous can be used to increase a male's sociosexual status.
Effects of perinatal exposure to bisphenol A on sociosexual behavior of female and male rats.
George Robb (1996: 603; 1997; 1998) has demonstrated how feminists used eugenics to give "scientific credence" to their feminist claims, to advocate for greater sociosexual freedom for women and to show that women were morally and evolutionary superior.
Incongruous ecclesiastical overtones aside, this notion of a battle with tormenting spirits, taking place along a continuum from the ecstatic to the psychotic, does provide a useful way to think about the simmering sociosexual tensions that have fueled Nakadate's projects of the last half-decade, as well as to process the states of emotional extremity and moral ambivalence that they not only depict but, to their credit, also manage to stir in viewers.
It is the responsibility of social services departments to encourage the sociosexual norms of marriage for the young people in their care, and it was not prepared to debate the philosophy of homosexuality.
For individuals with autism, developing peer relationships and grappling with the emotional, physical, sociosexual facets of adolescence and adulthood can be especially difficult.