Forum 4: Exploration of Sexual Response and Arousal CHFD220 / HUMAN SEXUALITY / APU / AMU / 2016 / W

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CHFD220 / HUMAN SEXUALITY / APU / AMU / 2016 / WEEK 4 / Forum 4 Forum 4: Exploration of Sexual Response and Arousal Many factors influence male and female sexual response and arousal. Describe how the three dimensions of sexuality (biological, psychological, and sociocultural) influence sexual response and arousal. Impact of Sexual Dimensions on Sexual Arousal and Response The biological sexual dimension suggests that humans possess an unconscious tendency set that has been encoded in their genes. Although humans might not recognize such predispositions, the actions of every human is motivated by these tendencies, thus giving humans a common nature. The biological dimension encompasses growth and development, physical appearance, physiological changes and cycles, sexual arousal, fertility, genetics, and gender (Greenberg, Bruess & Haffner, 2000). Hormonal activity and physiological knowledge have been termed to have a significant impact on human sexuality arousal and response. Gender is such a multifaceted element. Socio-culturally, girls are discouraged from

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