3 Sexuality

Human sexuality encompasses many things. The subject has personal biological implications, social implications, and moral implications. Sexuality involves how people view themselves and behave sexually as well as how their bodies function sexually.

It is important to note that sexuality is viewed differently in different cultures. Certain practices and standards vary from country to country, religion to religion, and culture to culture. Other factors affecting the perception of sexuality, and how people react to it, include age and gender.

In this chapter, sexual development for both boys and girls will be explained, as will physical attraction and the urges and actions that accompany sexual development. Other issues related to sexuality, such as pregnancy, birth control, and sexually transmitted diseases, will also be addressed.

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