La’Christa IngramNovember 30, 2016Professor RuffinsCHFD220The Sexual Response Cycle: Masters and JohnsonWilliam Masters and Virginia Johnson (1966) were partners in life, and in their work. To-gether, they unveiled a large amount of information about human sexuality. One of their biggest contribution was their description of the four phases of the human sexual response. The sexual response cycle is, “ The sequence of physiological and psychological reactions as a result of sex-ual arousal.” The beginning phases of the sexual response cycle is the excitement phases. This can re-sult in a number of ways in the bodies of men and women. In both men and women, your heart rate, blood pressure, and muscle tension will all increase. With all that blood pumping through your veins and your body; it makes the male genitalia erect, along with the females clitoral. In men, “The testes move closer to the body, and the scrotal skin thickens and tightens during the excitement phase.” When women get excited, the vaginal area becomes lubricated, and her nip-ples become erect, (this can also occur with men). The exciting aspect of this phase is that it varies among people. It could be short or long, some respond quickly and others need a little more time to. Any one person may experience this phase differently than the next.