Sexual Arousal and Response. Chapter 6. The Brain & Sexual Arousal. Cerebral cortex affects thinking Limbic system affects sexual feelings & behavior Electrical stimulation of the hypothalamus triggers arousal
A wide variety in standards of attractiveness…
sexual language very arousing to some, a turn off to others
note that men in our culture are more inhibited about making sounds - due to strong, silent image? Inhibition during masturbation as a child?
hidden masturbation, quiet and quick, is bad training for partner sex.Hearing
Masters & Johnson’s Four Phase Model
Male sexual response cycle. Only one male response pattern was identified by Masters and Johnson. However, men do report considerable variation in their response pattern. Note the refractory period: Males do not often have a second orgasm immediately after the first.
Locating the Grafenberg spot. Usually two fingers are used, and it is often necessary to press deeply into the anterior wall of the vagina to reach the spot.