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Sexuality and Gender
Jasonus Tillery
Liberty University

Sexuality and Gender
Gender refers to the states of mind, emotions, and practices that a given society relates to an individual's biological sex. Conduct that is perfect with social desires is known as gender-normative whereas practices that are seen as incongruent with these expectations make up gender non-conformity. Sexuality, on the other hand, refers to the "features of social and personal life that have erotic significance" (Balswick, J., & Balswick, J.) (2008)
Influences on gender development
Parental influences: parents do this by teaching their children with gifts and discipline, spending time with them, explaining their expectations to them, assigning tasks, responsibilities and chores to them and even through their feedback, for instance, explaining that certain responsibilities are meant for men only (Balswick, J., & Balswick, J.) (2008)
Sibling influences: children will always imitate the actions of their siblings. Those with siblings tend to develop more gender views than those without. Siblings also teach their younger ones what to do and how to act in different scenarios (Putnam, Love & Myers, 2015).
 Friends and age mates: Friends have a similar effect on children and could even portray gender equality. They will distinguish right from wrong, for instance in dressing. Friends also mostly interact with same gender children (Putnam, Love & Myers, 2015).
Media influences: Media emphasizes the beauty of women and the physic of men. Advertisements also are created to appeal to different genders. Different products will have different target audiences (Putnam, Love & Myers, 2015)
 Influence of sexuality
Parents /guardians are the first and essential sexuality teachers of kids. Babies and little children will ordinarily build up their ability to trust and their initial ideas of sexual orientation relations through relations and learning with essential parental...

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