Laws prohibiting same-gender sexuality are called sodomy laws.
Masturbation in adolescence is normally harmless, but should it become compulsive it can stunt the development of mature sexuality.
Most traditional cultures frown on public expressions of sexuality, especially in comparison with the liberal West.
The rationale for traditional moral strictures on sexuality, in general, is that a sexual activity can express committed love or be a meaningless casual event for recreational purposes.
The causes of homosexuality are subject of considerable controversy, and may be the complex result of many factors.
Sexuality in the media is often expressed in advertising messages, where it is distilled into stereotypes and used to sell products.
Sexuality has social ramifications; therefore most societies set limits, through social norms and taboos, moral and religious guidelines, and legal constraints on what is permissible sexual behavior.
Human sexuality is the expression of sexual sensation and related intimacy between human beings.
Sexuality is a powerful force that can do tremendous good or terrible harm; therefore it carries with it moral responsibility.
Critics claim that the media too often glamorizes adolescent sexuality and promiscuous lifestyles, and creates unrealistic expectations about romantic love; and that these stereotypes impact people's love life in negative ways.
Other forms of abusive sexuality that are prohibited in many places include indecent and harassing phone calls, and non-consensual exhibitionism (indecent exposure) and voyeurism.
At the same time, the Kinsey Report (1948) promoted the idea that sexual infidelity and homosexuality were far more common than people had suspected.
Marriage promotes sexual fidelity, and thus reinforces the security and binding power of the couple's sexuality.
Mead called for a change in suppression of sexuality in America and her work directly resulted in the advancement of the sexual revolution.
Sexuality involves the body, mind, and spirit; therefore, this article regards sexuality holistically and does not separate out the physiological mechanics of the reproductive system.
Movies and advertising are saturated with sexuality, shaping the environments in which people live.
Restricting sexuality to marriage creates the most secure foundation for the care of children.
Homosexuality is defined as romantic and erotic orientation towards one's own sex.
Psychologically, sexuality is the means to express the fullness of love between a man and a woman.