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Which of the following statements regarding hormones in men and women is false?
Which of the following statements regarding testosterone is false?
The effect of castration on sexual desire and erotic functioning in men is:
When hormone replacement therapy is administered to hypogonadal men:
Which of the following best describes the effects of "pleasure center" stimulation on rats and humans?
a.Both the rats and the human subjects were unaffected by the stimulation.
Which of the following is the most accurate summary of research on the effects of visual erotica on men and women when measured physiologically?
Nicotine slows sexual motivation and function by:
Research indicates that when men and women are asked to write their subjective descriptions of orgasm:
Which of the following statements most accurately summarizes the effects of aging on female sexuality?
a.Due to the reduction in vaginal lubrication and loss of vaginal elasticity, intercourse is extremely uncomfortable, and so women lose interest in sexual expression.
Which of the following statements concerning multiple orgasms is true?
The dominant androgen in both males and females is testosterone.
The cerebral cortex and limbic system both play important roles in sexual arousal.
Of the major senses, touch tends to be the most important during sexual sharing.
Dopamine tends to inhibit sexual arousal while serotonin tends to facilitate it.
Cantharides ("Spanish fly") functions as an aphrodisiac by stimulating genital tissue.
In the orgasm phase of the sexual response cycle for women, the uterus, orgasmic platform and rectal sphincter all contract rhythmically.
Freud viewed "vaginal" orgasms as superior to "clitoral" orgasms.
Men and women have similar refractory periods.
All women have a Grafenberg spot, but its position varies from woman to woman.
Men experience multiple orgasms, although much less commonly than women do.
Jason and Joan have known each other since elementary school. They've been close friends since high school. Recently they started dating and are now making plans to marry. Which of the following best describes their relationship?
The physical chemistry that existed when Linh and Bryan met at a psychology conference was overwhelming for both of them. They are enjoying the sexual energy in their relationship and are becoming more intimate as they take time to get to know one another, but neither one is discussing long-term plans or commitments, as they both wish to pursue their education and careers. Sternberg would characterize their love experience as:
According to John Lee, an altruistic love style is characterized by:
The neurotransmitters that are partially responsible for the "high" that is associated with passionate love are chemically similar to:
When we are repeatedly exposed to a person who lives or works near us, we tend to find them more appealing. This is called:
Children who display insecure attachments might be categorized as either:
Which of the following best summarizes recent research findings regarding how heterosexual men and women view love and sex in relationships?
Which of the following was NOT one of the traits possessed by people prone to jealousy?
According to the authors, couples should be having sex ________ in order to maintain intimacy.
When we value our partners regardless of what they say or do, we are:
Passionate love is typically long-lived.
According to Sternberg, the three dimensions of love are passion, trust and commitment.
Lee suggested that a successful loving relationship is more likely with a mate who shares the same approach to and definition of love.
Neurotransmitters are produced by the endocrine system when we experience feelings of love.
The mere exposure effect explains, in part, why we are attracted to people in close proximity to ourselves.
Recent research indicates that men place greater value on women who are physically attractive while women place greater value on men who are somewhat older and are financially stable.
A number of studies consistently reveal that women link love and sex to a greater extent than men do.
People who place a high value on wealth, fame, popularity and physical attractiveness tend to experience more jealousy in a relationship.
One of the reasons couples find it difficult to communicate effectively within relationships is because of the mixed messages and lack of common sexual language in U.S. culture.
Being an active listener, maintaining eye contact and providing feedback are all aspects of good listening.
If you wanted to find out how your partner felt about your sexual relationship, that information could best be obtained by asking an open-ended as opposed to a yes-or-no question.
If you wish to turn down an invitation for intimate interaction, be sure to say no in an unequivocal and clear fashion.
Nocturnal orgasm is another term for:
Which of the following is true regarding fantasies about being forced to have sex?
In 1976, the Vatican issued a "Declaration on Certain Questions Concerning Sexual Ethics," which described masturbation as:
Rebecca has herpes, and although she is sexually active, she does not share this information with her partners for fear of their rejection. According to the Maltz hierarchy of sexual interaction, Rebecca would probably be at level:
A classic study (Harlow and Harlow) demonstrated that when baby monkeys were denied physical contact with their mothers:
A recent study comparing rates of oral sex experience between African-American and white men indicated that ________ may be more important than race in sexual behavior.
Kinsey's research revealed that the ________ was most likely to have experienced oral-genital sex.
Which of the following statements regarding lesbian sexual expression is true?
Many lesbians enjoy tribadism because:
In a recent survey, when college men and women were asked to respond to the question, "What is your favorite intercourse position?", the majority of women said ________, and the majority of men said ________.
There are two types of celibacy: celibacy as a result of religious devotion; and celibacy as a commitment to personal and physical health.
A recent research summary revealed that 95% of men and women reported having had erotic dreams.
Tissot, a European physician during the 18th century, felt that masturbation was healthy during childhood, but could result in unhealthy sexual relationships if practiced as an adult.
Masturbation is generally considered a healthy practice throughout the life cycle, although it is discouraged while in a relationship because it excludes the other partner and deprives him or her of pleasure.
Level -1 in the Maltz hierarchy of sexual energy describes sex that is used to express anger.
The Kama Sutra describes seventeen kinds of kisses.
Socioeconomic status may be more important than race in comparing oral sex experience between African-American and white men.
Some women experience orgasm as a result of being anally penetrated by their partners.
Anal intercourse is the least common sexual behavior used by homosexual men.
Sexual orientation is best evaluated by:
Casey is equally attracted to men and women, both sexually and emotionally. She is always involved in monogamous relationships that are usually heterosexual, primarily because she feels the social pressures of same sex relationships are difficult to manage. Casey would best be described as:
According to Bell's research, which of the following statements is true?
A homosexual orientation appears to be the result of:
In the United States the only church(es) that currently sanction same-sex unions is (are):
Which of the following is NOT part of the coming-out process?
Approximately ________ of lesbian couples and ________ of gay couples are raising children.
It is difficult to define sexual orientation in concrete, black-and-white terms.
There have been numerous studies that have indicated a typical family pattern among homosexual clients: most commonly, an authoritarian, domineering father and a passive and detached mother.
Most sexologists believe that ultimately people are born with a sexual orientation and this thinking is supported through biological research.
Those who believe that homosexuals are born that way are more likely to be accepting of homosexuality.
The predominant Christian view of homosexuality throughout history is a rejecting non-punitive position.
If science does conclude that homosexuality is genetically or biologically determined, it is likely that homophobia will cease to exist.
The American Psychiatric Association no longer considers homosexuality to be a mental disorder.
PFLAG is an organization of gay men and women who are committed to civil rights legislation for gays.
Research has indicated that children of lesbian mothers are essentially no different from other children in terms of self-esteem, gender-related problems and general development.
The gay rights movement has been heavily invested in decriminalization, the elimination of laws making same-sex behavior illegal.
Which of the following statements regarding infertility is false?
Which of the following statements regarding a varicocele is true?
Lynn misses one menstrual period and three weeks later confirms the fact that she is pregnant. She decides to have an abortion and she schedules the procedure to occur in two weeks. The type of abortion procedure that will be used at this stage of her pregnancy is:
John claims his position is pro-choice. John most likely:
One study of expectant fathers found that when men shared their feelings with their partners:
Which of the following blood tests should a woman have before becoming pregnant?
________ is the leading cause of developmental disabilities and birth defects in the United States.
Which of the following is the most accurate statement regarding pregnancy after age 35?
All of the following are reasons for performing a cesarean section except:
How does cigarette smoking affect breastfeeding?
Studies show that marriages without children are happier and more satisfying than are marriages with children, especially in the years following a first child's birth.
New technology allows parents to "choose" the sex of their baby.
One of the most common causes of male infertility is undescended testes.
Zygote intrafallopian transfer and gamete intrafallopian both involve implanting a fertilized ovum into the uterus.
Most pregnancy tests involve detecting the presence of human chorionic gonadotropin.
Having two or more abortions may result in birth defects in future pregnancies.
Sexual desire typically diminishes throughout a woman's pregnancy, although there may be an increase in desire during the second trimester for some women.
Fetal Alcohol Syndrome is responsible for more birth defects in the U.S. than any other cause.
Second stage labor ends when the baby is born.
Postpartum depression affects only about 1% of new mothers.
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