sexual behaviour


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A person’s sexual practices—i.e., whether he/she engages in heterosexual or homosexual activity

sexual behaviour

any behaviour associated with courtship and reproduction.
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London [UK], December 1 ( ANI ): Matt Lauer, the long-time host of the 'Today' show, has issued a statement after being fired by NBC News over allegations of inappropriate sexual behaviour.
Social awareness, reciprocal social interaction and adequate communication skills are essential in the learning and understanding of appropriate sexual behaviour.
Different combination of the following search terms were used: sexuality, sexual behaviour, sex practices, sexual pleasure, sexual satisfaction, sexual enjoyment, sexual assault, sexual coercion, forced intercourse, unwanted sex, gender roles, gender norms, and sub-Saharan Africa.
Detective Superintendent of British Transport Police, Richard Mann, said: "Everyone has the right to travel on the transport network safely and we will not tolerate any unwanted sexual behaviour.
In line with this view, it has also been suggested that SEM may positively impact sexual behaviour by providing exposure to explicit illustrative models of various sexual techniques (see Bandura & Waiters, 1963; Byrne, 1977; Goleman & Bush, 1977; Striar & Bartlik, 1999), though clear empirical support for this position is currently lacking in the literature.
Several evaluations highlight the importance of broad social factors that shape young people's sexual behaviour, one of which is parental influence.
The investigators found that some employees enjoyed sexual behaviour - 25 per cent of those exposed to it said it was fun.
While working in a New Zealand AOD Service in 2006, the author worked with female clients who discussed individual interactions between sexual behaviour and their substance use.
The term describes a condition in which abnormal sexual behaviour is associated with sleep disorders.
Sexual behaviour and condom use among individuals with a history of symptomatic genital herpes, Sexually Transmitted Infections, 2006, 82(1): 69-74.
Comment upon sexual behaviour has always been part of religious freedom and expression.