6-18-08 - 6/18/08 Coitus; Sexual Response Coitus...

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6/18/08 Coitus; Sexual Response Coitus (copulation): direct contact between the penis and the vagina. Sexual response cycle: 4 sequential phases: 1.) Excitement 2.) Plateau 3.) Orgasm 4.) Resolution EPOR 1.) Excitement: Sexual Arousal -could be precipitated by sound, sight, smell, touch, or thought. -these triggers could also be a “turn-off” The male bulbourethral gland and the female vestibular glands release their products during excitement. -excitement may or may not lead to coitus -if it does lead to coitus, the next phase is Plateau. 2.) Plateau: -sexual pleasure intensifies, but is not constant 3.) Orgasm: -sexual tension is relieved by explosive waves of involuntary muscular spasms accompanied by an increase in heart rate, cardiac output, blood pressure, and respiratory rate ( all occur during the activation of the sympathetic nervous system). --Alpha-adrenergic blockers, which are often used for hypertension controls contain Alpha-blockers which inhibit orgasm (may experience what is called a ‘dry’
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This note was uploaded on 06/27/2008 for the course BSCI 342 taught by Professor Opoku during the Summer '08 term at Maryland.

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6-18-08 - 6/18/08 Coitus; Sexual Response Coitus...

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