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The meaning of Human Sexuality
Pages 5 (1255 words)
Human sexuality is a term that refers to all the sexual elements that characterize human existence. Sexuality is an integral part of life as we know it. It is manifested at the physical as well as psychological level and plays an important role in shaping behavior, beliefs and attitudes.
The purpose of this essay is to explain how the concepts of "Belief versus Knowledge" and "Multiple Truths" are central to the understanding of cross gender communication. The differences between what is perceived as masculine and feminine styles of communication and the obstacles that exist and hinder proper communication processes between the sexes are discussed. In so doing the author proposes to highlight particular aspects of sexuality pertaining to gender and communication.
Slater and Muir state that "A belief is a mental representation of a proposition about the world" (231). In simpler terms it can be said that a belief, as a result of underlying emotions or spiritual convictions is held to be true. Knowledge meanwhile refers to explicit information gleaned from study or experience that has its basis in hard fact. Believing is not the same as knowing but often beliefs are treated as facts. Beliefs are determined by a number of factors like religion, societal norms etc. In this particular context beliefs and knowledge or beliefs parading as knowledge are crucial factors in cross gender communication.
In today's society, sexuality remains a largely taboo subject and the term continues to have negative connotations. ...
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