Steve has asked his girlfriend Nadia to marry him. They dated for a year after meeting in college at a fraternity party. Nadia has been sexually intimate with one other boyfriend, while Steve has had multiple partners. Both are American, but Nadiaâ€™s grandparents are originally from Egypt. Despite different religious backgrounds (Steve is Methodist; Nadia was raised as a Muslim) and cultures, they have a lot in common and both sets of parents are very happy about their engagement. As part of their preparation, they have begun premarital counseling. As Steve and Nadiaâ€™s counselor, you know that a discussion of sexuality will be important to their marital success.
- Describe the important aspects of sexuality (such as arousal and response, intimacy, contraception, etc.) that Nadia and Steve need to discuss. Remember to consider psychological/emotional as well as physical factors.
- Include a discussion of at least 1 theoretical perspective that you have learned about in this course (e.g., Sternbergâ€™s Triangular Theory of Love, Masters and Johnsonâ€™s work, etc.).
- What risk factors pertaining to health can you infer might be present from the scenario? What can the couple do to minimize these risks?
- How will you show cultural competence during your sessions (i.e., what cultural issues should you consider)?
By Wednesday, February 4, 2015, that is 3-5 pages in length. APA format, in text citations and reference page.