Chapter 3. Sexual Arousal and Response. Quote for the day. “[Some women] never bought Freud’s idea of penis envy; who would want a shotgun when you can have a semiautomatic.” Angier, 1999, p. 63. Some Important Definitions. Sexual arousal: heightened state of sexual interest and excitement
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Chapter 3 Sexual Arousal and Response
Quote for the day “[Some women] never bought Freud’s idea of penis envy; who would want a shotgun when you can have a semiautomatic.” Angier, 1999, p. 63
Some Important Definitions Sexual arousal: heightened state of sexual interest and excitement Sexual response cycle: physiological processes and events that occur during sexual activity
One advantage of being Homo sapiens No estrous cycle!
Biological Foundations for Sexual Arousal and Response • The Brain • Sex and the Senses • Touch • Sight • Smell • Hearing • Taste
The Sex Hormones • Testosterone
The Sex Hormones • Testosterone • Estrogens • Progesterone
The Sex Hormones • Testosterone • Estrogens • Progesterone • Oxytocin • Vasopressin
The Sexual Response Cycle • Masters & Johnson’s EPOR Model
The Sexual Response Cycle • Kaplan’s Model of Sexual Response
The Sexual Response Cycle • Reed’s ESP Model
Orgasm • Variations in male and female orgasm • Multiple orgasms • Simultaneous orgasms
Sexuality and Disabilities • Arthritis • Cardiovascular Disease • Cerebral Palsy • Cerebrovascular Accidents (Strokes) • Diabetes • Muscular Dystrophy • Psychiatric Illness • Sensory Impairment • Spinal Cord Injury