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The four phases of sexual response have been named numerous titles throughout the years. According to the text, Masters and Johnson entitled the four phases as excitement, plateau, orgasm and resolution. While these titles make each phase pretty self- explanatory, the excitement phase includes arousal and all of the physiological responses that occur with it. Plateau refers to the continuation of sexual excitement. This is when someone is very aroused and enjoying sexual pleasure but have not reached climax. Orgasm is the climax of the sexual encounter in which the body experiences a seizure like surge of pleasure. Resolution involves the body returning to its normal state. While the sexual response cycle is essentially the same for both males and females, there are some variants. According to the text, the emotions a woman endures in relation to the sexual relationship (their feelings for their partner) largely determines how she will experience the phases of sexual response. Furthermore,

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