There are four questions which need to be about 7-10 lines each, about a full page in total. I have provided a link to the articles, under the question, which should be used to answer to questions. The questions are the following:
1. Researchers investigating the etiology (origin) of various maladaptive behaviors and mental disorders have identified a correlation between traditional masculine gender roles and a host of maladaptive behaviors (especially externalizing behaviors). Read The Culture of Masculinity. What types of maladaptive behaviors might be associated with the traditional masculine role?
2. Childhood sensuality (notice I did not say sexuality) is poorly understood and in many cases – totally denied by most adults. A majority of parents (in the U.S.) remain uncomfortable with the subject and most kids learn about sex outside the home. At the same time, “healthy” childhood sensuality (ages 0-10) is extremely susceptible to disruption. If you walked in on your 6 year old boy or girl touching themselves or outright masturbating, what would/should you do? Does the gender of the child make a difference? NOTE: Answer this question BEFORE you read the article here. Then go back and read the piece. By honest, how would have responded to the scenario before and after reading? Also read the second piece. What should parents know about their children’s sensuality and how could they promote healthy sensuality/sexuality?
3. It is a common misconception that the frequency of sexual activity and of sexual satisfaction diminishes as we age, and the thought for many, of our grandparents in their 70s and 80s having and enjoying sex, is difficult to fathom. Yet, research tells us that for the vast majority of those in their 60s, 70s, and beyond (assuming good health), sex is better than it ever was and more satisfying! How is this possible? What do you think?
4. What unique challenges are faced by sexual minority youths as they attempt to forge an identity apart from their heterosexual counterparts?