Discovering Human Sexuality 4e Chapter 3 Learning Objectives

1. Review the anatomy and function of the human male external genitalia, particularly the penis, and identify the cancerous and noncancerous conditions associated with the penis.

Textbook Reference: The Male External Genitalia Are the Penis and Scrotum

2. Discuss the practice and procedure of male circumcision and outline the medical benefits and associated risks.

Textbook Reference: The Male External Genitalia Are the Penis and Scrotum

3. Describe the variations in penis size that have been identified by research, and outline the options available for a man who would like a larger one. Discuss the effectiveness of these procedures.

Textbook Reference: The Male External Genitalia Are the Penis and Scrotum

4. Describe the mechanism of penile erection, including the muscles and vascular elements involved in the process.

Textbook Reference: Penile Erection Involves Nerves, Blood, and Chemistry

5. Review the anatomy of the testicles. Identify the types of disorders and diseases that can affect this organ, and discuss the procedure of testicular self-examination.

Textbook Reference: The Testicles Produce Sperm and Sex Hormones

6. Describe the path taken by sperm from the epididymis to the glans.

Textbook Reference: The Testicles Produce Sperm and Sex Hormones

7. Outline the factors involved in the decline of average sperm counts since 1940, and discuss the likely future effects of low sperm counts on the human population.

Textbook Reference: The Testicles Produce Sperm and Sex Hormones

8. Identify the disorders associated with the prostate gland. Discuss the age range in which these disorders tend to appear and what a man can do to reduce his risk of prostate problems.

Textbook Reference: The Testicles Produce Sperm and Sex Hormones

9. Review the composition of ejaculate and the process of ejaculation. Describe how ejaculate is loaded into and expelled from the urethra.

Textbook Reference: The Testicles Produce Sperm and Sex Hormones, Ejaculation Requires Coordination of Muscles and Glands

10. List the primary sex hormones and describe their functions in men. Discuss how the brain and pituitary gland regulate hormone levels.

Textbook Reference: Ejaculation Requires Coordination of Muscles and Glands

11. Discuss some of the historical, social, and cultural factors that are involved in prohibitions on male and female public nudity.

Textbook Reference: Nudity Is Culturally Regulated