Research Papers on Sex & Sexuality

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  • Concepts in Human Sexuality

    This 15 page paper provides an overview of a PowerPoint presentation that applies human sexuality concepts to understanding family and couples functioning. This paper uses the slide presentation notes feature of PowerPoint to discuss the application of these concepts. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

  • Program Proposal for the Prevention of HIV and AIDS in Teens

    A 5 page research paper that takes the form of a hypothetical proposal for initiating an HIV/AIDS prevention program for teens, age 11-18. The parameters of the proposed educational intervention are outlined in 4 pages, with a 1 page abstract. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Plan B/Political Issues & Emergency Contraception

    A 6 page research paper that consists of a 1 page proposal for the research paper and then a 5 page paper that describes the political issues that characterize the debate over the use of Plan B, a form of emergency contraception. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

  • Elementary School and Family Life Education

    A 3 page position paper that defends the role of family life education at the elementary school level, arguing that open and honest answers to all student questions concerning sexual matters serve to protect children from peer and media sexual pressure. While parents would like to protect their children from sexual messages until a later age, the truth is that children are bombarded with sexual images from television, billboards, movies and other media. Research shows that between sixth grade and junior high school, students' intentions to become sexually active increase (Price, et al, 2003). Therefore, the upper elementary grades provide an ideal time to provide a positive influence on sexual behavior by providing honest answers to sexual issues. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Sexual Orientation and Sex Education in School

    This six-page-paper discusses whether or not sexual orientation should or should not be part of the sex education curriculum in our nation's schools. It opens with a definition of sexual orientation and outlines what is currently being taught in sex education. It then discusses the many reasons sexual orientation should be part of the overall sex education curriculum. Bibliography lists seven sources.

  • Female Sex Offenders and the Prison Environment

    This 7 page paper considers the issue of childhood sexual abuse and the increasing number of women who have been charged with this crime. This paper defines the largess of the problem, the increasing number of women in the prison setting who have committed sexual crimes against children and the need to define a treatment model that takes into consideration the causative factors and characteristics of female sex abusers. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

  • Human Beings and Sexual Arousal

    6 pages in length. More than any other innate human attribute, sex resides at the forefront of man's desires. What is sexual arousal and why are certain stimuli more effective than others? This question dates all the way back to the beginning of man's existence but can be better assessed when examining later periods. The writer discusses various stimuli of sexual arousal. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • The Issue of Sexual Abuse of Children

    A 5 page paper discussing different aspects of childhood sexual abuse. Topics include how sexual abuse is defined, incidence, effects on the victim as a child and adolescent and how those effects carry through to adulthood. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • All About Necrophilia

    (7pp) The first thought that may pop into you mind about necrophilia is "making it with a dead person." And the live ones are such fun, why would someone want to consider a dead one. However there is some scientific research that associates this condition with brain circuitry links between aggression, sexual and feeding functions. If we are to research areas of the brain and collect helpful factual data, we must explore all possibilities of these connections and overlaps. This discussion will also look at some of those factors that connect violence and sexual dysfunction. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Sexual Matters and Parental Enlightenment

    This is a 16 page paper which discusses the benefits of parents communicating with their children about sexual matters. The bibliography has 5 sources.

  • Health and Gender Inequality

    This 8-page paper discusses gender bias in health in terms of doctor-patient relationships. Also discussed are potential reasons why such bias continues to exist today. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

  • Intimacy, Love, and Sex

    A 3 page paper which examines the interrelatedness of these three concepts by comparing articles from Gerald and Marianne Schneider Corey’s “I Never Knew I Had a Choice,” Andrew Sullivan’s article, “What are Homosexuals For?” and Michael Lassell’s poem, “How to Watch Your Brother Die.” No additional sources are used.

  • AIDS and Accusations Haiti and the Geography of Blame by Paul Farmer

    This 7 page paper examines the social inequalities that have shaped the epidemiology of AIDS. Furthermore, this paper examines the cultural implications of the disease as well as the specific problems associated with the Haitian population. Bibliography lists 1 source.

  • Abortion Theme in Literature Compared

    This 7 page paper examines how the theme of abortion is addressed in Hemingway's "Hills Like White Elephants" and Gwendolyn Brooks' "The Mother". Both of these works examine the ramifications of abortion without producing moral judgment. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Educating About the Risks of Hepatitis B

    This 9 page paper provides an overview of the design and success rates of three educational interventions for Hepatitis B. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Program for Reducing STIs in Mentally Disabled Populations

    This 4 page paper describes the findings to date on sexually transmitted infections in mentally disabled young adults from review and analysis of literature. This paper is based on the development of a health care program evaluation for the mentally disabled residents in facilities. Bibliography lists 5 sources Please see below.

  • Assessment of HIV Prison Population Plan for Nursing Management

    This 4 page paper provides an overview of a study of a prison population with HIV status. This paper defines a management plan for evaluating this population. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • The Role of the Registered Nurse in Educating Teens about STDs/HIV

    This 6 page paper describes the way in which RNs can educate teens about sexually transmitted diseases, and why a nurse, rather than another medical professional, is the person to do so. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • The Role of the Registered Nurse in Educating Teens about STDs/HPV

    This 6 page paper describes the way in which RNs can educate teens about sexually transmitted diseases, in particular the human papillomavirus, and why a nurse, rather than another medical professional, is the best person to do so. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • The School Nurse and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder

    This 11 page paper provides an overview of the issues faced by school nurses in addressing students with ADD/ADHD. This paper outlines the basic problems, and issues like medication and its use. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

  • The Psychological, Biological, and Social Science Obstacles in Understanding Bisexuality

    In six pages this paper addresses the past and present confusion that exists within scientific, psychiatric, and social literature which impacts the acceptances of bisexuality by society. Two sources are listed in the bibliography.

  • Transsexualism

    ( 5 pp). Transsexuals have the strong feeling, often from childhood onwards, of having been born the wrong sex. The possible psychogenic or biological etiology of transsexuality has been the subject of debate for many years; the morality debate has been going on much longer. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

  • Anxiety and Male Sexual Anxiety as addressed in Philaretou's The Perils of Masculinity

    This 3 page paper examines a chapter in this book and how it relates to male sexual anxiety as well as anxiety. No bibliography.

  • Media Takes a Constructionist View When Reporting on Sexual Behavior

    This 7 page paper examines two articles that look at public sex scandals. The articles are reviewed from different perspectives. Different theoretical positions of looking at sex in society are examined. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • Sexual Activity and Societal Prohibition

    This 8 page report discusses the socially-imposed prohibitions against prostitution, pornography, and homosexuality in the context of the sociological understanding of the interactive dynamics of the people who condemn and of those who are condemned. Boundaries and prohibitions are established and maintained through the assertion of a moral or spiritual authority that calls for condemnation. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Transsexuals and Their Legal Rights

    This 5 page paper discusses the legal rights of transsexuals. Exmples are given as well as information on recent legal cases. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Social Problems of Homosexual Behavior

    A 5 page review of the many social problems that are encountered as a result of homosexual behavior. This paper contends that while the tendency is to blame these problems on homophobia, they really result from social policies implemented for very real concerns about the unhealthy and aberrant nature of homosexuality. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Elderly Sexuality: Gender Differences

    A 3 page discussion of the importance of sexuality among older adults. This paper defines the term “elderly” and explores the literature for insight on gender differences in elderly sexuality. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • Dysfunction and Sex

    This 3 page paper looks at this topic from a psychological perspective. Tradition therapy is recommended for couples who have ruled out physical or physiological problems. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Sexuality and Aging

    This 3 page paper looks at the myths and the reality of sexuality as people age. The benefits of sex is the focus of attention. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Connection Between Sexuality and Pop Music

    This 10 page paper asserts that there is a direct connection between popular music and the expression of sexually explicit messages. This paper sites many examples which support this thesis. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

  • Sexuality and Teens

    5 pages in length. The writer discusses teenage sexuality and pornography, as well as provides statistical information on sexual frequency. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Sexuality Regulation

    A 4 page exploration of attempts by organizations such as the World Association for Sexology (WAS) and the Sexuality Information and Education Council of the United States (SIECUS) to define and protect sexuality. This paper points out that because sexuality is so culturally variable such a task is an impossibility. Bibliography lists 1 source.

  • Masturbation

    A 6 page paper which examines various aspects of masturbation. The paper examines history, social, religious and other perspectives concerning masturbation. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • Teaching Our Children About Sex

    This 4 page paper contends that our complex society has necessitated a shift in the way our children learn about sex. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Vaccinations Do Not Translate Into Sexual Promiscuity!

    A 6 page consideration of the controversy surrounding vaccinating young girls against cervical cancer. Some interpret it as giving a stamp of approval for promiscuity. This paper argues to the contrary. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Sexual Issues in My Life

    This 4 page paper is written in first person from a male heterosexual perspective. Sex and sexuality are explored in the context of this paper. No bibliography.

  • Psychological and Medical Knowledge on Homosexuality

    A 9 page paper which discusses the various medical and psychological knowledge associated with homosexuality. Both sides of the argument are provided, that being homosexuality is normal and abnormal. The paper concludes that homosexuality is an abnormal medical condition that is genetically inherited, much like alcoholism. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

  • Does School Based Intervention Help Prevent Teen Pregnancy

    This 5 page paper analyzes the data provided by researchers Charles L. Thomas and Dimiter M. Dimitrov. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • How Mass Media Can Impact Teenage Girls.

    (7 pp) Almost all of us are affected by mass media in one form or other: films, television, radio, music and music videos, magazines and other print media, and now, the internet. We delude our selves, when we say that, we are not influenced by media: it comes in with the oxygen and leaves with the Co2. Yet of all those under the "spell" of the media, it appears that adolescent girls are the most vulnerable. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

  • The Pharmaceutical Industry and Erectile Dysfunction

    This 7 page paper examines the causes of this condition and discusses various treatments that are available. The potential negative consequences of using drugs like Viagra and Levitra to treat this condition are emphasized. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Transsexualism

    ( 5 pp). Transsexuals have the strong feeling, often from childhood onwards, of having been born the wrong sex. The possible psychogenic or biological etiology of transsexuality has been the subject of debate for many years; the morality debate has been going on much longer. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

  • College Campuses and Sexually Transmitted Diseases

    6 pages. This paper will deal with a local issue, sexually transmitted diseases prevalent on college campus, and argue an issue in that area. This is done in order to see the problem first, then the solution. This will be an argument driven by a thesis statement with the word "should" in it – a should statement. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • Transsexuals and Their Legal Rights

    This 5 page paper discusses the legal rights of transsexuals. Exmples are given as well as information on recent legal cases. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Sexuality and Aging

    This 3 page paper looks at the myths and the reality of sexuality as people age. The benefits of sex is the focus of attention. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Sexuality and Teens

    5 pages in length. The writer discusses teenage sexuality and pornography, as well as provides statistical information on sexual frequency. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Sexuality Regulation

    A 4 page exploration of attempts by organizations such as the World Association for Sexology (WAS) and the Sexuality Information and Education Council of the United States (SIECUS) to define and protect sexuality. This paper points out that because sexuality is so culturally variable such a task is an impossibility. Bibliography lists 1 source.

  • Sociological and Biological Definitions of Sexuality

    An 8 page discussion of our biological and societal definitions of sexuality. With very few exceptions, exceptions which will be noted below, definitive biological criteria determine our sex. Those criteria are whether we have testes or ovaries. While biology determines our sex, however, our sexuality and our concept of gender can be both biologically and societally influenced. Unfortunately, our schools have played a negative role in this process. Bibliography lists 9 sources.

  • All About Necrophilia

    (7pp) The first thought that may pop into you mind about necrophilia is "making it with a dead person." And the live ones are such fun, why would someone want to consider a dead one. However there is some scientific research that associates this condition with brain circuitry links between aggression, sexual and feeding functions. If we are to research areas of the brain and collect helpful factual data, we must explore all possibilities of these connections and overlaps. This discussion will also look at some of those factors that connect violence and sexual dysfunction. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • An Article Review on HIV/AIDS

    A 4 page discussion of the dangers of HIV and AIDS. Centering the discussion around the facts presented in a September 15, 2004 article in the Houston Chronicle by La Monica Everett-Haynes, the author of this paper points out the many misperceptions that perpetuate HIV infection. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Overview of AIDS and HIV

    This 5 page paper discusses the HIV virus and AIDS. This paper explains different methods of transmission, symptoms, prevention methods, and more. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Female Sex Offenders and the Prison Environment

    This 7 page paper considers the issue of childhood sexual abuse and the increasing number of women who have been charged with this crime. This paper defines the largess of the problem, the increasing number of women in the prison setting who have committed sexual crimes against children and the need to define a treatment model that takes into consideration the causative factors and characteristics of female sex abusers. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

  • Schools Should Have Comprehensive Sex Education Programs

    An 8 page research paper that examines the growing trend in the U.S. toward abstinence-only sex education. The writer argues that these programs are ineffective and bad public policy that actually endangers adolescents rather then coping with the problems of teen pregnancy and the rate of STDs. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • Teen Pregnancy Problems and Issues

    A 3 page essay on problems associated with teen pregnancy including emotional, financial, and social considerations. The writer focuses upon some of the reasons teen pregnancies occur so frequently with mention of which measures may or may not be effective in curtailing the problem.

  • Online Dating Services for People with STDs

    This 5 page paper investigates and names these web sites. The trend is examined. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • Sexual Orientation and Sex Education in School

    This six-page-paper discusses whether or not sexual orientation should or should not be part of the sex education curriculum in our nation's schools. It opens with a definition of sexual orientation and outlines what is currently being taught in sex education. It then discusses the many reasons sexual orientation should be part of the overall sex education curriculum. Bibliography lists seven sources.

  • Contemporary Society and Love

    This 6 page paper addresses issues of love and lust and the redefinition of friendship, family and love in modern society. Several quotes from various works are included. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

  • Which is the Best Birth Control Method: Pills, Patch, Nuvaring, or Depo Shot?

    A 5 page review of four of the most popular birth control methodologies. This paper emphasizes that a woman should choose birth control not only because of its effectiveness but also in consideration of the ease of use and the potential for long and short term complications.

  • The Role of the Registered Nurse in Educating Teens about STDs/HPV

    This 6 page paper describes the way in which RNs can educate teens about sexually transmitted diseases, in particular the human papillomavirus, and why a nurse, rather than another medical professional, is the best person to do so. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Faking Orgasms and Women

    An 8 page paper weighing the opinions of whether or not women should fake orgasms. The writer lists the pros and cons and reaches a final conclusion on the relative merits of faking. Bibliography lists 15 sources.

  • AIDS, HIV, Behaviors and Attitudes of Young People I

    A 3 page research paper exploring the affects of AIDS education on young adults ages 18-24. The writer attempts to show that many young adults who participate in risky sexual behavior are not uneducated about the possibility of exposure to HIV. There are also a number of other factors that influence peoples choices around risky behaviors, including the use of drugs and alcohol. The writer cites a number of sources that support the idea that excessive alcohol consumption increases risky behaviors. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Planned Parenthood and Margaret Sanger

    In 5 pages, the writer discusses Margaret Sanger. She had an important role in establishing "Planned Parenthood", which has had an impact on today's society. She felt that women, particularly poor, lower class women, should be able to use birth control methods and be taught about sexual reproduction and contraception in general. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Relationships and the Impact of Infidelity

    This 12 page paper defines infidelity and looks at its effects on committed relationships. Several aspects are considered including the societal influence on the perception of adultery. Whether or not relationships can survive affairs is the focus of this paper. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

  • Changing Hormones and Puberty

    5 pages in length. A number of hormonal changes take place during puberty. Initiated from the increase of such hormones as testosterone, melatonin and something called the fatness hormone, puberty begins a time in an adolescent's life when he or she experiences a reorganization of sorts both physically and emotionally. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

 

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