Sexuality pp 10-36 | Cite as

Approaches I: biology and sociobiology

  • Chess Denman


An acknowledgement of bodily and biological processes in conditioning experience is central to the biopsychosocial model. Our biological nature was developed as a result of evolutionary processes and expresses itself in physiology and anatomy. Thus the two disciplines which deal with these aspects of human sexual experience are sexual anatomy and physiology, and evolutionary theory. Scientific sexologists have defined a range of descriptive terms to serve as labels for different aspects of sexual anatomy and behaviour. A review of these terms provides a useful introduction to the complexities and contradictions of biological sex.


Sexual Selection Sexual Desire Pelvic Inflammatory Disease Sexual Response Inclusive Fitness 
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© Dr Chess Denman MBBS MRC Psych 2004

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