Question # 1. Pick two of the behaviors discussed in Chapter 16 of the text that you were unfamiliar with or have an interest in discussing further. What is the term/behavior? What did you learn? What opportunities/challenges do you see in working with a client who engages in this behavior?
Fetishism is one of the varieties of Noncoercive Paraphilias. It is a sexual behavior in which an individual obtains a sexual pleasure primarily or exclusively from one specific part of a body. There are many challenges that one would face working with someone who is a fetish. The first and foremost challenge is Uncomforatability. A fetish will not look you in the eye while making a conversation. Instead, he will be looking at one specific part of your body, and that will make you uncomfortable which will create difficulties in communicating work to him. If he is a valuable client of my company it does not matter whatever I am going to make, he may try to exploit me by asking any favor from me which will give him pleasure. Most of the people having this order most of the times think about sexual desire (Crooks & Baur, 2017).
Zoophilia is another sexual behavior in which human do sexual activities with animals. If this type of a person is a client of my business. Uncomfortability will be the first challenge I would face. Another problem for me would be having conversations with this type of client, the sound he or she would make will cause comfortability in talking to him or her. Safety and security of myself will be another challenge because they haven’t found any opposite-sex partner that caused him or her to have sex with the animal. Mostly the people who engage in these behaviors are often those who did not find an opposite-sex partner. Most of the animals involved in these activities are pet animals like dogs, cats, horses (Killermann, 2017).
Question # 2. Earlier this week, you submitted your second Reaction Paper. Please provide a brief overview of what your topic was and the major points of your paper. This is designed to help students learn about the interests of their peers, as well as to provide you a chance to discuss with others their topics.
Sexuality is one mandatory feature in human life and comes with many considerations. It is evident that there is an existence of many dimensions of sexuality which can be explored. Sexual intelligence is the one crucial aspect related to the broader concept of sexuality. It provides necessary assistance to individuals with different sexual skills which helps them to adopt effective sexual behaviors and practices. It also provides necessary indications about the attainment of necessary sexual knowledge which helps to address different sexual issues or concerns which are faced by humans in their daily lives. The focus is to discuss the feature of human sexuality, in particular, its form of sexual behaviors in case of an adolescent Statistics indicate that the adolescent was immensely facing the issue of sexual behaviors which leads to the adverse psychological implications in case of adults. Health issues are one major concern that exists in case of human sexuality. There are some research studies that reveal inappropriate forms of sexual behaviors in individuals which can be the reason for different chronic health issues.
The prospect of the sexual intelligence is the key to effectively deal with the problems related to the risks in case of sexual behavior. The effective paradigm of counseling ultimately helps to identify problems and area of change that are necessary to assist the youth of the society. Innovative behavioral intervention can be the one feasible solution to address the issues related to the concept of human sexuality. It considers all the stakeholders to efficiently approach the different concerns which might appear in case of sexual behaviors.
Crooks, R. L., & Baur, K. (2017). Our sexuality. Cengage Learning.
Killermann, S. (2017). A Guide to Gender: The Social Justice Advocate’s Handbook. Impetus Books.