Discovering Human Sexuality 4e Chapter 17 Learning Objectives

1. Provide an overview of the history of prostitution and how it has changed in the past 200 years.

Textbook Reference: Prostitution Is on the Decline

2. Provide an overview of the types of prostitutes along with its risks and motivations. Include a summary of the prostitution hierarchy.

Textbook Reference: There Is a Hierarchy of Prostitution

3. Compare and contrast female prostitutes (and escorts) with male and transgendered prostitutes in terms of their clients, earnings, safety, time spent with clients, sexual orientation, and sexual pleasure experienced.

Textbook Reference: There Is a Hierarchy of Prostitution

4. Review worldwide patterns of prostitution, and differentiate sex trafficking and transnational trafficking from sex tourism. Discuss the prevalence of, and concerns associated with, juvenile and coerced prostitution.

Textbook Reference: There Is a Hierarchy of Prostitution

5. Discuss the differing views regarding the legality and morality of prostitution.

Textbook Reference: There Are Conflicting Views on Prostitution

6. Outline the types of sex work that do not involve prostitution, and discuss how the Internet and technology have created new forms of sex work.

Textbook Reference: There Is More to Sex Work than Prostitution

7. Provide an overview of the history of the pornographic industry, along with key milestones.

Textbook Reference: Pornography Has Always Been Part of Human Culture

8. Discuss, with examples, how technological change has impacted the production, distribution, and availability of pornography.

Textbook Reference: Pornography Has Always Been Part of Human Culture

9. Outline the debate surrounding the potential harmful effects of pornography, including research evidence that supports or refutes the various points of view.

Textbook Reference: There Are Conflicting Perspectives on the Value or Harm of Pornography

10. Describe the trends in sexual content on television since the 1980s and the reaction by researchers, regulators, and the general public.

Textbook Reference: Sex Is Part of the Mass Media