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Strong, determined, and blessed with a healthy zest for life, Jeff Carter is ready for the future. He was tested by adversity as a young man and came out a winner. Now he wants to make you a winner too.
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According to most common definitions of human sexuality, it is the ability of an individual to have sensual responses and experiences. Based on this definition, human sexuality may implicate an individual’s sexual attraction to another depending on sexual orientation. A person’s sexual orientation may be heterosexual, homosexual, bisexual or asexual. Heterosexuality involves attraction to the opposite sex; homosexuality involves attraction to the same sex; bisexuality involves attraction to the opposite sex and same sex; and asexuality involves no attraction to anyone sexually.
Human sexuality can affect an individual’s cultural, legal, philosophical, and political views. It can create an impact on different aspects of life including ethics, religion, spirituality, morality, and theology. In fact, there have been some cases where a number of cultures have been discerned as repressive in terms of sexuality.
More often than not, the interest of an individual in human sexuality is triggered during puberty. In this stage, most people become curious in sexual activity. According to some studies on human sexuality, an individual’s sexual behavior is asserted by genetics while other studies claim that it is based on the environment. This long-standing debate of nature versus nurture has provided various contexts of human sexuality. Based on the concept of nature, human sexuality is determined by behavioral traits, which are innate characteristics in an individual. These characteristics include drives, urges, and instincts. On the other hand, the concept of nurture claims that human sexuality is determined by external stimuli or environmental factors, which affects an individual’s emotions, thinking, and behavior.
Apart from the concepts of nature and nurture, evolutionary perspectives also create another context on human sexuality. The evolutionary perspectives include the theories of sexual strategies and social learning on human reproduction and/or coupling. They also include socio-cultural aspects of human sexuality, which include religious beliefs and historical progressions. Recently, evolutionary perspectives have included human identity within social groups, birth control methods, and sexually transmitted diseases such as STIs and STDs.
There are certain innate characteristics in humans that determine their sexuality; however, these characteristics may be altered through physical and social interactions within the environment. The concept of nature claims that human sexuality is determined by genetics while the concept of nurture claims that it is determined by mental activity.
On the other hand, there are some theorists who claim that human sexuality is determined by both the normative characteristics and the cultural, social, environment, and educational characteristics of an individual, which all affect the sexual drive. The sexual drive creates an impact on the personal identity development of an individual along with various social interactions and activities.