talkshop by xxTALK
week 2. childhood and sexual education
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Welcome to Week 2!
This week, we will discuss your past - how your experiences were growing up; how your culture and family have shaped who you are now and impacted your sexual experiences. Their childhood and the sociocultural environment highly influence people’s sexual development and sexuality.
The topics covered this week are the most intense and difficult ones of the whole program, but we are sure that it will bring various new insights to your sexuality and sexual experiences. Please take enough time to read and reflect.
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Culture and Sex
Family and Sex
5 min read
+ 5 videos (4 min, 5 min, 5 min, 7 min, 7 min each)
3.5 min read + 4 min video
2 min read + 4 videos (6 min, 5 min, 8 min, 6 min)
10+ minute reflections
It is no surprise that researches show that culture and religious beliefs affect people’s sexuality.
Religious beliefs shape society’s values and traditions around sexual meaning, rituals, and practices. These traditional values may limit sexual education or sexual behaviors (e.g., masturbation), making people feel guilt and anxiety when engaged in any sexual behaviors. 
This presentation of guilt and anxiety could affect a woman about her sexuality. She may feel that society would judge her if she is sexually active. This affects how she views herself as a sexual being and leads to some sexual problems. 
Let’s look at some examples. Mixed with religious beliefs, all the cultural beliefs and norms put on women could impact their understanding of healthy sexuality and their sexual well being.