Sexual Motivation 374-378. Sex Is Natural. We are all motivated to have sex. Without that motivation, none of us would be here . . How do we (as scientists) find out about sex?. We ask!!!!. Sex is a basic (biological) human motivation… but NOT an instinct.
How do we (as scientists) find out about sex?
Good Start- but major problems with his study- sampling, questions etc….
Masters and Johnson's study
The Sexual Response Cycle (Four Stages)
1. Movies of women being coerced or forced into sex tend to increase the viewer’s acceptance of the false idea that women can enjoy it.
2. Viewing X-Rated films can diminish people’s satisfaction with their own partners. Expectations change.
3. After viewing attractive women or men on TV- people judge their own partners as less attractive.
Does a woman really want a Fabio taking advantage of her in reality?
Also change over time in the same culture: in 1900 3% of women reported having sex by 18. Now that number is around half.
We have discussed the energizing of sexual motivation but have yet to discuss its direction:Sexual Orientation
Thus, it is likely that sexuality is biologically determined.
What does this mean?