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Understanding oneself sexually and having interpersonal sexual skills and integrity are two characteristics we consider to be part of
Which of the following best defines the psychosocial approach to understanding human sexuality?
The view that emotions, attitudes, motivations, and social conditioning have a strong impact on sexual attitudes, values and behaviors
Two of the themes from our cultural legacy that have had a profound impact on our current views of sexuality are:
The idea that procreation is the only legitimate reason for sex and the rigid distinction between male and female roles
Which of the following would be a negative consequence of the belief that penile-vaginal intercourse is the primary definition of sex?
All the above. (It perpetuates the notion that sexual response and orgasm are supposed to occur during penetration, It excludes certain groups (e.g., gays and lesbians) from the definition, It devalues nonintercourse sexual intimacy)
Several possible consequences have stemmed from the view that reproduction is the only legitimate reason for sexual activity. Which of the following is NOT suggested as one of these?
The frequency of intercourse outside of marriage is decreased
Sexual behaviors that provide pleasure without the possibility of procreation have been viewed at various times as
Thinking of intercourse as the only “real sex”
May devalue sexual behaviors other than intercourse
The sex for procreation legacy is MOST clearly shown in which of the following statements?
Midori thinks she is still a virgin because she has not yet had intercourse, although she has engaged in oral sex and mutual masturbation
Jamal believes that a "real" man always makes the first sexual advance in a relationship. Jamal's thinking BEST reflects
adherence to rigid gender roles
Which of the following statements is FALSE?
Visitors to the Museum of Sex are encouraged to touch, lick, stroke and mount the exhibits
If you want to have a successful conversation with one or both of your parents about sexuality, which of the following guidelines might be helpful?
A review of sexual attitudes and behaviors indicates that
Hispanic culture, on the whole, often endorses
According to Poulin & Rutter (2011), what percentage of the general population has dated someone from a different racial group?
Which of the following forbids sexual intercourse during menstruation?
Since China’s economic reform and the Open Door policy of the 1980s, changes in Chinese sexual attitudes and behaviors have manifest as
Which of the following belief systems actively promotes sexual activity—oral sex, sensual touching, and intercourse—for spiritual growth and harmony in addition to procreation?
Diversity within a subculture or ethnic group is influenced by
Which of the following religious groups MOST emphasizes caring in a relationship and appreciates how contraception can enhance sexual intimacy?
Which of the following individuals proclaimed, “Almighty God created sexual desire in ten parts: then he gave nine parts to women and one to men”?
The writings of Augustine and Aquinas
Which of the following happened during the Victorian Era?
Which of the following is NOT true concerning gender role influences?
Which of the following best describes Victorian attitudes toward morality?
Which of the following individuals would MOST disagree with the philosophies of Mary Wollstonecraft?
Which of the following was true during the Protestant Reformation?
The opposing images of women as the virgin Madonna and evil temptress Eve was crystallized during
Which of the following statements regarding the practice of courtly love is FALSE?
The dominant image of Black womanhood, the Jezebel, was a(n):
Which one of the following individuals asserted that premarital and extramarital sex were NOT sinful?
Which of the following statements was consistent with nineteenth-century beliefs in the U.S.?
Two of the early church fathers in Christianity who expanded on the theme of sex as sin were
Who saw celibacy as superior to marriage?
Which of the following is NOT an accurate statement of the views of those within the Christian religion?
The ultrafeminine clothing of the 1950s and ‘60s reflected the cultural emphasis on
According to your text, which is the MOST accurate statement?
Whose pioneering studies that revealed surprising statistics on same-sex behavior, masturbation, and novel acts in the bedroom helped lead to a greater acceptance of a variety of sexual behaviors?
According to the text, which one of the following was found in an analysis of music videos?
A study of sexual health behaviors and magazine reading among college students found that more frequent reading of mainstream magazines was associated with
The first cable programs portraying the lives—and highlighting the sex lives—of lesbian and gay individuals were
Which is MOST accurate with respect to sexualization of the media?
Which of the following is NOT true concerning sexuality on television?
Which of the following is MOST true regarding the amount of sexual content on television in the 21st century?
Research has found that MOST people use adult Web sites for
What was the most used language on the Internet in 2010?
With respect to Internet usage, which of the following is NOT occurring now?
With respect to Internet usage and sexuality, which is the MOST accurate statement?
Which of the following countries has the most number of Internet users?
T/F: The authors believe that the gender-role legacy produces a negative impact on our sexuality
Which of the following goals of sexology is MOST difficult to comprehend?
A science writer hears of a 35-year-old male who lost his penis at circumcision. He interviews all the family members, reads medical records, and writes a book about the topic. This is MOST likely an example of which of the following?
Most of our scientific information about human sexuality has been obtained through
Which of the following is NOT associated with the survey research method?
An advantage of the direct observation method is that
In order to learn about the sexual attitudes and behaviors of all the students attending Cleveland High School, Professor Brewer randomly selected and surveyed 50 of the students. In this case, all of the students attending the high school are called the:
In order to generalize accurately, it is important to survey a ____ sample of cases.
In written or oral surveys, a relatively small group, called the ____, is used to draw conclusions about a larger group, called the ____
Which of the following is an advantage of using questionnaires instead of interviews?
Questionnaires and interviews
Interviews have an advantage over questionnaires in that:
the interviewer can clarify confusing questions
Assume that you wanted to research a sensitive subject and that you planned to have a fairly large sample size. Helping the respondents to feel at ease as well as giving them an opportunity to elaborate on their answers is crucial. Adequate funding for your study is not a problem. Which of the following research methods would BEST suit your needs?
One of the problems with sex survey research is ____, which occurs when a person refuses to participate in a study.
The degree to which research data may be biased as a result of the differences in the people who volunteer to participate in a study, as opposed to those who do not, is called
Research (Boynton, 2003; Plaud et al., 1999) suggests that:
You are conducting a large scale sex survey and want to ensure that the results are representative of the larger population. In other words, you want to minimize the problem of:
Who conducted the first extensive survey of American sexual behaviors?
Kinsey's studies on American sexuality were pioneering but limited, because his sample included ____.
a disproportionate number of better educated persons
Which of the following statements regarding Kinsey's research is FALSE?
All of the respondents were married and age 30 or older
Which of the following statements regarding Kinsey's research is TRUE?
Which of the following statements MOST accurately describes Kinsey's research?
It described patterns of sexual behavior in men and women
Many researchers consider which of the following to be the single best survey conducted of adult sexual behavior to date?
The National Health and Social Life Survey
Survey studies of various populations of men have indicated that exposure to sexually violent pornography may lead to all of the following EXCEPT
Evidence from some case studies suggests that at least among chronic alcoholics subjects have shown:
Masters and Johnson's research findings would be LEAST likely to be applied in
If you wanted information on how men and women respond physiologically during sexual arousal and orgasm, your BEST source of information would beM
Most information about human sexual behavior has been obtained through
A kind of sampling bias in which certain segments of society (such as White, middle-class, white-collar workers) are disproportionately represented in a study population is known as
One specific advantage of the case study method is that it allows
great flexibility in data gathering while allowing for precise control of variables.
Which of the following research methods allows us to draw cause-and-effect relationships?
Since case study evidence demonstrates that rapists often report high exposure to sexually violent pornography, we can conclude that:
there may be an association between the exposure to violent pornography and rape
After helping two of her psychotherapy clients deal with the impact of viewing excessive amounts of pornography in their intimate relationships, Dr. Kamari began to grossly overestimate the negative effects of viewing sexually explicit materials. Dr. Kamari should be reminded of the limits of:
Studies have shown that circumcision is one of many effective strategies for reducing the spread of:
What is a major advantage of the experimental method?
Control over variables that influence the behavior being studied
A group of college men is exposed to films with nonviolent sexual themes. A second group is exposed to R-rated films in which men commit sexual violence against women. Several days later, all men complete an attitude questionnaire. The results demonstrate that the second group of men is more accepting of violence toward women than the first group. What is the dependent variable in this study?
In one high school, condoms are freely available. In another similar high school, students must request condoms from the school nurse. The number of pregnancies among both groups of students are compared. The dependent variable is:
Which of the following research methods would be MOST appropriate if you wished to examine the effects of different room temperatures on physiological sexual response?
A matched group of rapists and non-rapists listen to taped descriptions of sexual activity, one involving rape and the other involving consensual sexual interaction. The researcher measures the degree of penile engorgement in each group. The independent variable is:
The penile strain gauge:
has been used to measure arousal in experimental research
At present, a “digital divide” exists, meaning that:
researchers conducting sex research on the Internet find it difficult to recruit hidden populations of geographically isolated participants
How many varieties of CASI technology are currently used?
Which one is NOT true concerning computer-assisted self-interview technology?
Key elements of questions’ presentation and measurement are not standardized
One drawback of the Self-Administered Questionnaire (SAQ) is that:
Which of the following is NOT an advantage of computer-assisted self-interviews?
Which is NOT an advantage of Web based research?
Between 1946 and 1948, U.S. government researchers experimented without consent on more than 5,000 Guatemalan soldiers, prisoners, prostitutes, orphans, and people with:
Ethical guidelines for doing sex research with humans require which of the following?
Which of the following criteria would be MOST useful in evaluating a particular piece of research?
Find out if other research confirms or contradicts the study in question
T/F: Much of the knowledge that we've gained in the field of human sexuality has been obtained through surveys.
T/F: Kinsey's research exemplifies a representative sample of the American population
T/F: A research method that is being used with increasing frequency is experimental research, because it allows for more investigative control.
T/F: A vaginal photoplethysmograph is a device used to measure blood flow to the walls of the vagina.
Which of the following statements regarding the clitoris is FALSE?
The clitoris is located within the introitus
The function of the hymen is
to help protect vaginal tissues early in life
The labia minora join at the
The ____ is composed of the external shaft and glans and the internal crura
Bleeding and pain that lead to shock and death occurs as a result of
Euphemisms such as cherry or maidenhead have been used to describe the
Which two structures are found on each side of the vaginal opening?
Bartholin's glands & G-spot
The vestibular bulbs
engorge with blood during sexual arousal
Once the egg is released from the ovary into the fallopian tube, it remains viable for fertilization for approximately:
twenty-four to forty-eight hours
The highest concentration of vaginal musculature is located
around the vaginal opening
All of the following are layers of the walls of the uterus EXCEPT the
The Grafenberg spot is believed to be the female counterpart to the male
Which of the following statements regarding vaginal lubrication is FALSE?
The primary source of the fluid is the vestibular bulbs
Douching on a regular basis is MOST likely to have which of the following effects?
It is likely to increase a woman's susceptibility to various infections
can increase a woman’s susceptibility to sexually transmitted diseases?
Which of the following terms does NOT belong with the others?
A ____ is the instrument that is used to hold the walls of the vagina open during vaginal exams.
The year of the cleavage of the melon refers to:
menarche in Japanese culture
Mittelschmerz occurs during
Which of the following would be LEAST likely to cause secondary dysmenorrhea?
Dysmenorrhea refers to:
Which of the following BEST describes possible symptoms of menopause?
sleep disturbances, hot flashes, severe headaches, and short term memory loss?
____ refers to the cessation of menstruation
The most widely used estrogen in the United States, conjugated equine estrogen (CEE), is made from:
All of the following are symptoms of urinary tract infections EXCEPT:
losing urine while coughing or sneezing
To minimize the possibility of vaginal infections, a woman should
wear cotton underpants rather than pantyhose
The risk of vaginitis may increase if a woman
uses a petroleum-based lubricant?
Increased risk of cervical cancer has been associated with all of the following EXCEPT:
having frequent urinary tract infections?
Surgical removal of the uterus is called a(n):
secondary sex characteristics
are benign breast tumors
Which of the following is a risk factor for breast cancer?
All of the following are components of the penis EXCEPT the:
At the head of the penis, a spongy body expands to form the
The thin strip of skin connecting the glans to the shaft on the underside of the penis is known as the:
Which of the following is NOT one of the benefits of doing Kegel exercises?
more rapid erection
strengthen the muscles usually only contracted during ejaculation
Undescended testes remain at the internal body temperature, which is
too high for normal sperm production?
The condition whereby one or both testicles fail to descend from the abdominal cavity to the scrotal sac is called
Which of the following BEST describes the composition of the penis?
nerves, blood vessels, fibrous tissue, spongy tissue
Penile cancer usually begins as a small, painless sore on the glans or, in the case of uncircumcised men, the:
Which one is TRUE concerning the penis?
The two areas of the glans that are MOST sensitive to stimulation are the:
corona and frenulum
The spermatic cord contains the
All of the following are related to sperm production and storage EXCEPT the:
The Cowper's glands are located
at the base of the bladder?
At the beginning of its journey from the testis, a sperm cell is transmitted through an elaborate system of ducts by the continuous movement of:
The seminal vesicles produce what proportion of semen?
Which of the following statements regarding the male ejaculate is TRUE?
It consists of fluids that come from multiple glands, including the seminal vesicles and prostate.
When a man becomes sexually aroused, the Cowper’s glands secrete a fluid:
that may contain active sperm.
Which one is NOT true concerning male genital self-examination?
Which of the following statements concerning seminal fluid is TRUE?
The amount of fluid is approximately three to four tablespoons?
In ____, semen is expelled into the bladder.
Which of the following is NOT true concerning erections?
They are solely a physiological response
In which of the following situations would a man be LEAST likely to experience an erection?
while swimming in a cold pool
Which of the following is NOT true of erections?
In order for the penis to become erect, which of the following must occur?
accumulation of blood in the spongelike tissues of the three erectile cylinders?
Brian is having surgery performed, which involves making an incision at the base of his penis and severing the ligaments that attach the penile root to the pelvic bone. Brian is MOST likely having this surgery performed for which of the following reasons?
To cosmetically augment his penis size
Which of the following should be taken into consideration before undergoing penile augmentation surgery?
The surgery is potentially dangerous and may cause disfigurement
Genital retraction syndrome (GRS) is an unusual, culture-bound phenomenon that has attracted considerable attention in many areas of the world community, especially in:
Research regarding penis size indicates that:
a large penis is not necessary for female sexual pleasure during coitus
Which of the following statements concerning penis size is TRUE?
A condition known as ____ exists when a man has an extremely tight foreskin.
For an uncircumcised male, retracting the foreskin and practicing daily hygiene can help avoid the problem of:
Which of the following statements regarding smegma is FALSE?
Which of the following statements concerning a penile fracture is TRUE?
It involves a rupture of the cavernous bodies when the penis is erect.
For which of the following conditions would regular genital self-examination be MOST beneficial?
Testicular cancer accounts for approximately ____% of all cancers that occurs in males. It is the MOST common form of cancer in males aged ____.
All of the following are risk factors for developing penile cancer EXCEPT:
Which of the following would be LEAST symptomatic of testicular cancer?
A lesion on the scrotum
Which of the following would NOT be used to detect prostate cancer?
DRE and PSA are screening tests for:
Which of the following statements regarding treatment of early detected prostate cancer is MOST accurate?
In the 1870s, who was instrumental in enacting national laws that prohibited the dissemination of contraceptive information through the U.S. mail?
In 1972, the Supreme Court case ____ extended the right to privacy to unmarried individuals by decriminalizing the use of contraception by single people.
Eisenstadt v. Baird
Which of the following is TRUE of the Catholic Church and contraception?
Even though the Church still objects to contraception, many of its members in the U.S. use contraception.
Which of the following is TRUE of previous federal administrations and contraception?
The George W. Bush administration’s policies decreased the availability of contraception, not only in the U.S. but in other countries as well.
Anti-contraceptive religious groups view contraception as a slippery slope toward
Research has indicated that individuals who feel guilty about sex are
less likely to use contraception effectively.
Which of the following is TRUE with respect to contraceptive failure?
Which of the following statements regarding outercourse is FALSE?
Those LEAST likely to have a contraceptive failure are
unmarried women younger than 30 years old?
Under which of the following circumstances should a backup method of contraception be used?
is an injectable contraceptive that needs to be given once every 12 weeks
Which of the following is a good option for women who prefer or require a non-estrogen pill?
Seasonale reduces the number of menstrual periods from 13 per year to
Which of the following pills acts primarily by altering the cervical mucus to a thick and tacky consistency that effectively blocks sperm from entering the uterus?
Hormone-based contraceptives can work in all of the following ways EXCEPT by
constricting the fallopian tubes to block passage of the fertilized egg
The MOST commonly used oral contraceptive in the United States is the
____ releases a constant dose of estrogen and progestin.
Which of the following is TRUE regarding Seasonale?
It reduces the number of menstrual periods per year.
All of the following are advantages of taking oral contraceptives EXCEPT
In order to maximize the effectiveness of oral contraceptives, users should
take the pill at the same time each day.
Which of the following is TRUE regarding progestin-only pills?
Which of the following contraceptives may NOT be effective for women more than 30% heavier than their medically ideal weight?
When using the transdermal patch, which of the following techniques for use is CORRECT?
A woman replaces the old patch with a new one on the same day each week for three weeks, then takes a seven-day patch free week
A woman would have to be fitted for which of the following cervical barrier devices?
In order to correctly use condoms to prevent pregnancy,
The female condom is made of
Which of the following statements regarding the female condom is FALSE?
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