Learning Objectives

  1. Describe various types of sexual relationships, as well as the differences among those relationships and between men and women.
  2. Describe the three major orientations toward sex and the factors that shape how people develop sexual attitudes.
  3. Describe the five styles of flirting and the five courtship stages.
  4. Describe how people communicate to initiate sex and refuse sex.
  5. Explain how sexual communication, including pillow talk, is related to sexual and relational satisfaction.
  6. Understand the key issues related to sexual coercion and harassment.
  7. Explain how communication can promote safe sex.