Notion that sex is natural, biological v culture/society ? Maines- more going on then just bodies Social constructionism: product of human endever ? Aka human beings built it ? Result of product of human endeavor(behavior) ? Action itself occurs through atmosphere of meanings o Everything you do is meaningful ? Making love/fucking-structure what you do in a certain way ? The way you interact is shaped by meanings ? Not just stimulus-response ? Meaning related(relational) to context 1. Historical (time)-ex maines, historical relativity 2. Cross cultural: Variability between cultures (space) a. Different views in different countries i. Age of consent, monogamy v many wives 3. Intra-social (space) a. Inside a society i. Ex. Polygamy in Mormons ii. location iii. Social structural space 1. Age 2. Race 3. Class 4. gender Meaningful ? Different groups can disagree ? Political : group struggles over power o Ex same sex marriage Maines: Vibrators: sex toys v not, ? History o Not always sex toys o 1920s-sex toys ? medical treatment o treatment for hysteria ? genital massage: real effects, aka ORGASM ? not at that time sexual or orgasm ? maines: 3 parts to be a sexual act o forplay o penetration ? clotus: penis in vag o male orgasm o no penetration by male, NO SEX ? Women show signs of arousal but don?t feel it themselves Lauren Kapnick Microsoft Word - Document29
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