Introduction - What is sexual behavior?

Lingam and Yoni
This ancient Indian religious symbol shows the joining of the male sex organ (lingam) with the female sex organ (yoni). It is found in many Hindu temples where this union of the male and female is worshipped as an image of the inexhaustible cosmic life force.

From an Indian painting (18th century AD)


The modern concept of „sexual behavior“reflects a scientific view of the world and of human activities. It was unknown in ancient and medieval times, and it is still unknown today in “pre-modern” societies. When they talk about the matters covered in this course, they use very different words, but do they mean the same thing?
In trying to answer this question, we find that we cannot usefully study “sexual behavior” without first examining our own way of thinking.

[Course 6] [Description] [How to use it] [Introduction] [History of the Term] [Current Meanings] [The "Sex Drive"] [Factors] [Our Definition 1] [Our Definition 2] [Development] [Basic Types] [Variations] [Prohibited Behavior] [Additional Reading] [Examination]