Flashcards in Exam II Review Deck (69)
The biological characteristics of male or female
The sex that one most closely identifies with
Define sexual orientation
Romantic or sexual partners of choice
Norms rules and guidelines regarding sexual behavior
Newly married couples' sexual frequency was about ______ times weekly, but after the first year this number dropped to about _______ times per week.
Romantic or sexual relationship with someone outside of a marriage
Types of conflict
Theories of power and empirical support
Principle of least theory
Relative love and need theory
Where do Arranged marriages occur?
South Asia, India, Egypt, China
Coontz's Myths about Marriage (3)
People don't value marriage the same way we used to
Married women who work put in second shift at home
Married couples are building blocks of community life
2 Perspectives on marriage today
Marital decline: institution of marriage is being threatened by individualistic needs and pursuit of personal happiness
Marital resilience: marriages today aren't any weaker than in the past; real threat is social problems we face
Marriage rates in US
How many adults in US at any given time are married?
What percentage of Americans support same sex marriage?
Just over 1/2
Just over 1/2
The marriage premium
Psychological, physical and economic well being that Married people have
Marital satisfaction over time
Reasons for decline
Inverted j over a lifetime
Time effect, more realistic expectations, hassles of daily life and children
Anyone born with non standard sexual anatomy
Person feels just as comfortable or more so in expressing gender traits associated with the other biological sex
Person feels there is a mismatch between self concept and anatomy may have sexual reassignment surgery
How are sexual scripts learned?
What are some more contemporary sexual scripts?
Both partners involved and honest, both willing to hear other partners needs
What percent of all couples reported satisfaction with their sexual relationships?
Does sexual satisfaction differ with sexual frequency? How?
Yes. Sexual satisfaction is more associated with the quality of communication rather than the frequency
Types of marital infidelity
Split self affairs
Difficult time working through conflict
Have trouble getting close to one another
Using sexual behavior to numb inner pain
Split self affair
Being somewhat satisfied but feel like own emotional needs have not been satisfied; deciding between two relationships
Using affair as a way to get out whenever one foot is already out the door in the relationship
Consensual affairs between other people are allowed