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Running head: SEXUAL RESPONSE CYCLE 1Sexual Response CycleJodi PottsBaker College of JacksonHuman SexualityTheresa CruzApril 12, 2017
Running head: SEXUAL RESPONSE CYCLE 2Sexual Response CyclePsychological processes andanatomical/physiological processes involved ineach stageGender SimilaritiesGender DifferencesMenWomenDesirePsychological response toan emotion or thought that creates an awareness of wanting to have sex(King & Reagan, 2014)Psychological need to want to be close to their partner. (King & Reagan, 2014)Both can respond to an emotional need to have sex. (King & Reagan, 2014)Desire in women is not always to have sex but instead to have intimacy. For men it is more about thinking of sex and their bodies respond with the need to have sex. (King & Reagan, 2014)Excitement/ArousalPhysical signs are an erection and nipple excitement. Psychological stimuli canalso occur during this phase. (King & Reagan, 2014)Swelling of clitoris and vaginal walls with blood. Lubrication of the vagina.Labia minora moves apartand the vagina prepares for the penis. Nipples become erect and breast size may increase. (King & Reagan, 2014)Increase in heart rate and blood pressure. Both havenipple erection. (King & Reagan, 2014)A woman’s physical signsare not as noticeable as men’s. Arousal in women is less physical as it is for men as women require a more cognitive trigger.