Human Sexuality Comparison Essay by vsharkey

Human Sexuality
A comparison of sexuality practices between the people of the United States and Grand Valley Dani in New Guinea.
# 52953 | 2,209 words | 12 sources | APA | 2004 | US
Published on Sep 27, 2004 in Anthropology (Cultural) , Sociology (General) , Psychology (General)

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This paper compares the sexual practice of United States citizens and the tribes of the Grand Valley Dani in Papua, New Guinea. The focus is on the differences between a dominant and a non-dominant culture. The paper covers the following issues: 1) marriage and sex, including mate selection, rituals, and sex; 2) postpartum sexuality; and 3) alternative sexual outlets, such as polygamy, masturbation, and homosexuality

From the Paper:

"Anthropologists, Sociologists, and the like have studied human sexuality for more than one hundred years now. In the past, studies focused mainly on the reproductive aspect of sexuality. More recently, researchers have been more concerned about such aspects as society's standards, physical desires, and community influence on sexuality. The cause of certain sexual behavior in humans has been a topic of serious debate. In fact, human sexuality as a whole has been a major, yet taboo subject of controversy for many years."

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