Sexuality at Different Life Stages

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Critical Thinking and Sexual Decision Making
Ruth Lees
PSY/265 Version 4
05/02/2014
James Ippolito

Critical Thinking and Sexual Decision Making When I first started having sex there was no critical thinking involved in my life. I think I was trying to get back at my dad, and the thought was I did not need him for anything, and especially not for sex. I went to comptometer school and met a girl who was very sexual, and she brought to school a long fat candy cane to show what she used when she did not have a guy to satisfy her. She handed it to me, (it was wrapped in plastic) and when I handed it back I dropped it on the floor and it broke. The rage that came from this girl scared me, and I think that is the first critical thinking I ever did to choose my friends wisely. I never wanted to think I needed to depend on a thing other than a person to satisfy me. There was a college bar that I went to every week-end to dance and drink. In my day, they had 3.2 beers that if you were 18-21 you could buy. I did not critically think during those times, I loved to dance, so I did not drink much. But I did end up going home with a couple of different guys, just not every weekend. I am lucky I did not get pregnant, because I do not remember any of the guys wearing a condom. My critical thinking began when my girls were the dating age, and I tried to relate to them that I understood what dilemmas they were facing. But I was mom and they did not want to hear what I had to say, so I used critical thinking and gave them some advice on birth control. The decisions were up to them, but I always was there to listen, again using critical thinking before I opened my mouth. My husband and I have always had loving sex, and we have always thought of each other’s feelings during and after sex. This is also a time that critical thinking is done by both…...

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