Personal Response on Sexuality Identity

1774 words 8 pages
Final Project: Personal Response on Sexuality Identity
Adriele Ajavon
Psychology of Human Sexuality/ PSY 265
10/24/2010
Dean Marzofka

Sex is a significant act of life. The deed is commonly initiated by arousal and results in conception or sheer satisfaction. A great deal of thought rarely goes into the execution of the actual performance, as sexual urges are instinctive. The true brainpower lies within the thought processes associated with sex. Love, commitment, and friendship are three aspects that I have always questioned upon engaging in sexual activities with others. I identified with the hedonistic value system before taking this course. I justified my sexual endeavors by maintaining that my choices “felt right, at the time”.
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The development of my gender identity was primarily affected by the surroundings in which I grew up. I am the first daughter and granddaughter. Socially, my parents raised me to be happy and balanced, while my grandparents preferred me to be very prissy. They all considered me a princess and instilled in me that I should always be treated that way. Physically, I identified with my mother as we shared the same anatomy. I naturally adopted her warm and nurturing mannerisms. Though, mentally I share many of my father’s traits. Independence, strength, above average athletic abilities, and overbearing defiance are a few of the traits many would consider masculine. I can identify with both ends of the masculinity-femininity continuum. I am not a cookie cutter example of either scopes and I do not see this as an issue. I believe that the majority of people can identify with both ends of the spectrum, and embrace the androgyny they emit. “Infatuation is a state of intense absorption in or focusing on another person. It is usually accompanied by sexual desire, elation, and general physiological arousal or excitement” (Rathus, Nevid, Fichner-Rathus, 2005). Most of the relationships that I have had can be characterized by sex and infatuation. In first meeting someone I determine if I am attracted to them. Kind eyes, sexy smile, and height are key traits I consider in attractiveness. Personality characteristics include considerate, romantic,

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