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Reflection Essay

"The art of life lies in taking pleasures as they pass, and the keenest pleasures are not intellectual, nor are they always moral." This quote was once said by a Greek secular artist. Just by reading this quote one can tell that most philosophers and thinkers alike look for a deeper meaning of things in life. Before taking this course I did not think of sexuality as something important. I had no idea that there was more to sexuality then just sex itself. I have come to respect the sexual aspect of life and also taking this course has made me more mature to the idea of sex. I look at sex as more of a natural part of life rather than something you do for pleasure or fun. My attitude, values and behaviors regarding sexuality have changed immensely, after taking this course.

Before taking this class I did not know how much effort and time was put into something like an unplanned pregnancy for an example. Facing an unplanned teen pregnancy can be hard. The effects of teenage pregnancy are not limited to having to decide whether or not to keep the baby, how to cope with motherhood or whether to make an adoption plan. One of the most immediate effects of teen pregnancy is how the growing baby changes a teenager's body as well as their lifestyle. So as you can see this is not something to be taken lightly. I have a higher appreciation for programs that help teens that are this situation.

Since the invention of Mass Media, things such as movies and advertising have given sexuality even more ability to shape the environments in which we live. I see these values very differently and also learned that there are different social environments that can have specific attributes that associate with each sex, such as certain types of dress, colors, behaviors. I learned that are different norms regarding sexuality. Like for an example in Western societies before the sexual revolution, homosexuality



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