Marriage is common for late adolescent girls, but boys may delay marriage for economic considerations and continue their adolescent sex patterns for longer periods (Ford and Beach, 1951) History It would appear that human sexual expression follows a logical, orderly and self regulating developmental pattern in much the same way as other aspects of human behavior and that psychosexual disorders may be the result of the interruptions of that sequential growth process.It is well to remember that prior to the Victorian idealization of childhood innocence, children were commonly used and abused physically and psychologically.Eighteenth century aristocratic tradition imposed a barrier between parent and child.
Sexology The mental health community continues to have a poorly defined concept of sexual health and is in fact only called upon to attend those who have experienced sexual trauma, dysfunction and/or sexual pathology. sexual interest, sex drive) is considered by many to be the life force, sexology (sexual science) is less than 100 years old.
Clinical sexology (the diagnosis and treatment of sexual concerns and dysfunctions) as a specialty is newer still.
Those who survived were often maimed or crippled to make them more poignant beggars and were at the mercy of unscrupulous and exploitive adults.
Sexual exploitation of children was freely indulged in until the latter half of the 18th century, at which time it was fully repudiated.
Heterosexual patterns replace masturbation and homosexual activities for the majority of both boys and girls.
In adolescence, there is increased sexual activity with peers and adults for both boys and girls; and it is believed that birth control is facilitated by the practice of multiple partners.
As we know it, the erotic response consists of a complex interplay of physiological and psychological factors that are highly susceptible to familial, religious and cultural folkways, mores and attitudes.
The styles of acceptable sexual attitude and expression fluctuate historically and culturally between generally positive and generally negative polarities.
In pubescence, girls rapidly accelerate into a phase of intense sexual experience, culminating in the acquisition of basic sexual techniques at the adult level.