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  Human Sexuality - Printer-friendly - MSN Encarta
Understanding the processes and underlying mechanisms of sexual arousal and orgasm is important to help people become more familiar with their bodies and their sexual responses and to assist in the diagnosis and treatment of sexual dysfunctions.
The excitement stage of sexual arousal is characterized by increased blood flow to blood vessels (vasocongestion), which causes tissues to swell.
Orgasm, or climax, is an intense and usually pleasurable sensation that occurs at the peak of sexual arousal and is followed by a drop in sexual tension.
encarta.msn.com /text_761580700___12/Human_Sexuality.html   (1003 words)

  
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The human male and female resolve from the height of their orgasmic expressions into the last or resolution phase of the sexual cycle.
The primary reaction to sexual stimuli are widespread vasocongestion and the secondary response is a generalised increase in muscle tension.
During orgasmic phase, the specific response of the vaginal barrel to the explosive physiologic entity of orgasm is confined to the orgasmic platform in the outer third of the vagina.
www.angelfire.com /folk/marriage/a/sexualreactions.htm   (6663 words)

  
 Biological factors in human sexuality Journal of Sex Research - Find Articles
In spite of these powerful cultural influences, biological factors involved in sexual arousal and response remain fundamental to human sexual experience and need to be taken into account in our attempts to understand and explain the complexities and problems as well as the positive aspects of the human sexual condition.
Sexual differentiation is determined by the presence or absence of the Y chromosome.
Sexual response in the adult is characterized by a subjective sense of sexual excitement or arousal and physiological changes in the body, involving the genitalia but also the cardiovascular system, and a tendency, particularly in the male, to pursue sexual stimulation until orgasm occurs.
www.findarticles.com /p/articles/mi_m2372/is_1_39/ai_87080435   (1106 words)

  
 Masters and Johnson - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
As well as recording some of the first physiological data from the human body and sex organs during sexual excitation, they also framed their findings and conclusions in language that espoused sex as a healthy and natural activity that could be enjoyed as a source of pleasure and intimacy.
Masters and Johnson were the first to conduct research on the sexual responsivity of older adults, finding that given a state of reasonably good health and the availability of an interested and interesting partner, there was no absolute age at which sexual abilities disappeared.
Their research into the anatomy and physiology of sexual response was a springboard to developing a clinical approach to the treatment of sexual problems in a revolutionary manner.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Human_Sexual_Inadequacy   (951 words)

  
 ARN Continuing Education Information
Vasocongestion is the congestion of blood vessels and the primary physiological response to sexual stimulation.
During the excitement phase of the male sexual response cycle, vasocongestion causes rapid erection of the penis, along with thickening of the scrotal skin and elevation of the scrotal sac (Woods).
Sexual dysfunction, one complication of dialysis that is particularly disturbing to male patients, is affected by a multitude of factors.
www.rehabnurse.org /ce/010299/sex.htm   (4963 words)

  
 JackinWorld Science Corner
Professor BB is a popular lecturer of sexuality and human anatomy and physiology in her home state of New Jersey.
Sexual arousal in the female may also be either psychogenic or reflexogenic in nature and is typically associated with an increase in vaginal lubrication.
In the female, the excitement stage of sexual arousal is characterized by the onset of vaginal lubrication, clitoral erection, changes in the size and shape of the labia, nipple erection, and swelling of the breasts.
www.jackinworld.com /library/science/physorg.html   (1311 words)

  
 BIOL-PSYC 11 -- Lesson Five -- Barstow College
The basic physiological responses that occurs during the excitement, plateau, orgasm, and resolution phases of the human sexual response cycle are vasocongestion and myotonia.
At this point in our knowledge of the brain and sexuality, the most important influences On human sexual responses are based on a set of brain structures called the limbic system and research on brain control of the sexual response has focused on this system.
Human pheromones can influence the ovulation of women if they are exposed to pheromones of women who were almost ready to ovulate and are for the most part below the observable level of direct smell.
www.bcconline.com /biol11/lesn5.htm   (543 words)

  
 Human Sexuality - MSN Encarta
It is not unusual for some new couples to have sexual intercourse almost every day, but in general, among married or cohabiting couples, the frequency of sexual intercourse tends to decline the longer the two people are together.
The average age at which menopause (the end of the menstrual cycle) occurs is about 50.
Women who were sexually active either through intercourse or through masturbation before menopause and who continue sexual activity after menopause are less likely to experience vaginal problems.
encarta.msn.com /encyclopedia_761580700_3/Human_Sexuality.html   (1061 words)

  
 another viewpoint: a new view of women's sexual problems   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The report noted: "A growing body of knowledge indicates that problems in human sexuality are more pervasive and more important to the well-being and health of individuals in many cultures than has previously been recognized." The report emphasized the importance of taking a positive approach to human sexuality and the enhancement of relationships.
Sexual inhibition due to fear of sexual acts or of their possible consequences, e.g., pain during intercourse, pregnancy, sexually transmitted disease, loss of partner, loss of reputation.
This document is designed for researchers desiring to investigate women's sexual problems, for educators teaching about women and sexuality, for medical and non-medical clinicians planning to help women with their sexual lives, and for a public that needs a framework for understanding a rapidly changing and centrally important area of life.
www.seekwellness.com /womensexuality/new_view.htm   (2328 words)

  
 Human sexual response cycle - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Vasocongestion is also responsible for the darkening of the clitoris and the walls of the vagina during sexual arousal.
The plateau phase is the period of sexual excitement prior to orgasm.
Orgasm is the conclusion of the plateau phase in a release of sexual tension.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Human_sexual_response_cycle   (1259 words)

  
 All Natural Male Enhancement   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Human sexuality has aspects relating health, pleasure and social interactions such as legal and religious taboos.
Understanding the processes and underlying mechanisms of human sexuality reagrding arousal and orgasm is important to help people become more familiar with their bodies and their sexual responses and to assist in the diagnosis and treatment of sexual dysfunctions.
Kinsey began interviewing people about their sexual histories in 1938, and with his colleagues he published Sexual Behavior in the Human Male (1948) and Sexual Behavior in the Human Female (1953), based mostly on interviews with 5300 white men and 5940 white women.
www.maxerectxx.com /Human-Sexuality.html   (1268 words)

  
 SparkNotes: Motivation: Sexual Drive
In his comprehensive reports about human sexuality, Kinsey denounced the repressive social attitudes of his time, which he said bore little relation to actual sexual practices.
Sexual drive is related to testosterone level in both men and women, but the relationship is a complex one.
Sexual orientation is such a controversial subject that people cannot even agree about how the term sexual orientation should be defined.
www.sparknotes.com /psychology/psych101/motivation/section3.rhtml   (1651 words)

  
 [No title]   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
It is the fantasy found in the sexual template that enables the rest of the human sexual response cycle.
Knowing that the fantasies residing in the sexual template are the key to starting the sexual response cycle seems to be a simple solution to resolving the sexual dysfunctions of the couple.
We can classify sexual activities but we cannot apply value judgments to these sexual activities as this is really determined by the society in which the activity takes place and secondly, by the individual, or the individuals, involved in the sexual activities.
www.sexologist.org /info/sexualtemplate.doc   (2731 words)

  
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The climax of intense sexual excitement is ____________, during which the release of sexual tension occurs.
A response to a stimulus that involves physiological arousal, subjective feeling, cognitive interpretation, and overt behavior is: a.
Hypoactive sexual desire, sexual aversion disorder, sexual arousal disorders, and dyspareunia are all: a.
www.dushkin.com /connectext/psy/ch10/s10.txt   (3425 words)

  
 Eddy Elmer: Sexual dysfunction and aging
Sexual dysfunction as defined by DSM-IV: "A disturbance in the processes that characterize the sexual response cycle or by pain associated with sexual intercourse" (p.
The sexual response cycle (to be discussed shortly) is influenced by numerous factors that are part of the more general phenomenon of "sexuality".
A female's sexual arousal dysfunction is generally less troubling for her, than a male's arousal dysfunction is for him.
www.eddyelmer.com /articles/sxdsfu.htm   (2664 words)

  
 Psychology 1143, Assignment #13
Sexual _(1)_ refers to the complex of personal qualities, self-perceptions, attitudes, values, and preferences that guide one’s sexual behavior.
One of the eight sexual motives described by Hill is enhancing feelings of personal _(7)_.
During the _(8)_ phase of the human sexual response cycle, the level of arousal escalates rapidly.
www.eosc.cc.ok.us /~crjs/psy1143/assignments/no13   (272 words)

  
 Online Couch Psychotherapy Information   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Low sexual desire is not the same as being fearful of sex or being disgusted at the thought of sex.
In order for sex to be pleasurable and to work properly, the sexual response cycle needs to be a seamless process, with all four stages functioning both well and properly.
If sexual dysfunction is a general problem in more than one stage of the Sexual Response Cycle, a diagnosis of Sexual Dysfunction, NOS, 302.70, may be appropriate.
www.onlinecouch.com /Publications/DesireDisorders.htm   (1074 words)

  
 SEX!   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
William Masters and Virginia Johnson mapped the Human Sexual Response Cycle during the 1950's and 1960's.
Sexual arousal can occur in response to sexual fantasies, physical contact, or masturbation.
Orgasm is the third and shortest phase of the cycle.
www.teenadviceonline.org /dating/sex.html   (1066 words)

  
 Other
Human sexual response represents an opportunity for the integration of biologic aspects of sexuality with our thoughts, feelings, and interpersonal relationships.
The physical sexual response is one of vasocongestion and myotonia.
A belief that the human sexes have a distinctive make-up that determines their respective lives, usually involving the idea that one sex is superior and has the right to rule the other.
classes.kumc.edu /son/nrsg835/other.htm   (520 words)

  
 sexual disorders   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Sexual dysfunctions: disruption of the sexual response cycle or pain during intercourse
The judgment of deficiency or absence is made by the clinician, taking into account the factors that affect sexual functioning, such as age and the context of the person’s life.
The sexual dysfunction is not better accounted for by another Axis I disorder (except another sexual dysfunction) and is not due exclusively to the direct physiological effects of a substance or a general medical condition.
www.unc.edu /~corychen/webpage.lecture.notes.sexual.disorders.html   (126 words)

  
 fsd-alert.org   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
These "dysfunctions" are disturbances in an assumed universal physiological sexual response pattern ("normal function") originally described by Masters and Johnson in the 1960s.[3] This universal pattern begins, in theory, with sexual drive, and proceeds sequentially through the stages of desire, arousal, and orgasm.
B. Sexual inhibition due to fear of sexual acts or of their possible consequences, e.g., pain during intercourse, pregnancy, sexually transmitted disease, loss of partner, loss of reputation.
This document is designed for researchers desiring to investigate women's sexual problems, for educators teaching about women and sexuality, for medical and nonmedical clinicians planning to help women with their sexual lives, and for a public that needs a framework for understanding a rapidly changing and centrally important area of life.
www.fsd-alert.org /manifesto.html   (1988 words)

  
 Elexa™ by Trojan® - Article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Masters and Johnson were sex researchers who described sexual response as the result of two principal physiological changes -- increase in blood flow to various parts of the body (vasocongestion) and increase in muscle tension (myotonia).
The inclusion of desire as part of the human sexual response cycle leads to consideration of psychological and physical factors that many inhibit sexual desire.
Another model of sexual response which focuses more on the psychosocial aspects of human sexual response was suggested by therapist, David Reed.
www.elexabytrojan.com /article2.aspx?id=5   (1092 words)

  
 Masters
Based on the data collected, they wrote Human Sexual Response in 1966, and has been recognized as one of their most enduring and important results of their research.
In this book, they describe and identify the four phases of the human sexual response cycle: excitement, plateau, orgasm, and resolution.
In 1970, Masters and Johnson published Human Sexual Inadequacy, which described the treatment of impotence, premature ejaculation, frigidity and other sexual problems.
www.mcm.edu /~dodd1/TWU/FS5023/Masters.htm   (303 words)

  
 Discovery Health :: Sexual Response
Sexual response refers to the set of physiological and emotional changes that lead to and follow orgasm.
Helen Singer Kaplan proposed the Triphasic Concept of human sexual response involving three stages: desire, excitement, and orgasm.
William Masters and Virginia Johnson, prominent sex researchers and therapists, suggested that there are four identifiable phases in the sex response cycle: excitement, plateau, orgasm, and resolution.
health.discovery.com /centers/sex/sexpedia/sexresponse.html   (384 words)

  
 Men's Health   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
And in order to maintain sexual health, men need to feel desire and desired, and to have their body and mind in synch.
Lack of ejaculatory control might, in fact, be the number one sexual complaint among men under the age of 50.
Hypoactive sexual desire disorder: Men with this disorder have a persistent lack of sexual desire or appetite, absence of sexual fantasies and complete lack of interest in and avoidance of sexual contact with a partner.
www.sexproblembd.com /mens_health.asp   (5031 words)

  
 sexualresponse
The sexual response cycle is a concept developed by Masters and Johnson in the 1960s to describe the physiological changes that occur during sexual arousal and sexual intercourse.
The terminology is useful to describe the events related to intercourse, but these events vary from person to person and are continuous, one phase blending into the next.
Sexual dysfunction in women may be attributed to: lack of desire, unsatisfying encounters, inadequate stimulation, vaginismus, pain during intercourse, or a variety of illnesses.
facstaff.uww.edu /wentzl/sexualresponse.html   (450 words)

  
 Sexualdysfunctions.html
Sexual disorders as related to the phases of the human sexual response
Human Sexual Response Cycle--Occurences that typically take place during each phase and disorders of each phase:
sexual aversion common in victims of sexual abuse
www.cofc.edu /~langleyt/Sexualdysfunctions_html.html   (518 words)

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