Human Sexuality Study Guide

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Unformatted text preview: Human Sexuality Study Guide 23/01/2008 00:24:00 ← 1. Outer Structures • Vulva: external genital structure • Mons Veneris: o area covering the pubic bone o fatty tissue over the pubic bone covered in skin and hair o can be sexually stimulated • Labia majora (outer lips): o covers vaginal opening o contains nerve endings o fatty tissue covered in skin and hair • Labia minora (inner lips): o within the outer lips o made of hairless spongy tissue o contains many nerve endings o join at prepuce • Clitoris: o Where inner lips meet o Filled with nerve endings o Most sensitive part of the female body o Made of spongy tissue o Only function is sexual pleasure • Clitoral Hood: o Or prepuce o Partially covering the shaft of clitoris • Clitoral Glans: o Pea sized visual portion o Head of clitoris o Richly endowed with nerve endings • Clitoral Shaft: o Consists of cavernous bodies o Extends under the skin and connects to the pubic bone • Vestibule: o Area inside the labia minora o Rich in blood vessels and nerve endings o Sensitive to touch o Urinary and vaginal openings located here • Urethra: o Where the urine leaves the body o Connects bladder to urinary opening o Located between the clitoris and vaginal opening • Introitus o Opening of the vagina o Covered by hymen • Hymen o Thin tissue o Difference in sizes o Partially covers vaginal opening o No known function o Carries cultural importance o Can stay present after sex/birth or can be absent • Perinium o Smooth skin between vagina and anus o Hairless o Sensitive to touch o Cut during episiotomy • Genital Mutilation o Circumcision: Cutting off clitoral hood o Clitorectomy: Removal of Clitoris o Genital infibulation: clitoris and labia are cut off, vulva scraped raw, stitched up leaving small hole for urine and blood ← 2. Underlying Structures • Vestibular Bulbs: o Two bulbs on each side of the vaginal opening o Engourge with blood during sexual arousal • Bartolins Glands o One on each side of the vaginal opening o Once believed to to secrete vaginal lubrication during arousal o Now known to produce only a drop or two before orgasm o Usually not noticeable o Can become clogged and swollen • Pelvic Floor Muscles o PC muscles • Kegal Excercises o Developed in 1952 o Help women regain urinary control after birth o Can help increase sexual sensitivity o Steps Locate muscles surrounding vagina Insert finger and retract PC muscles Squeeze for 10 seconds, relax, repeat 10 times Squeeze and release rapidly 10-25 times. Repeat Imagine trying to suck something into your vagina, hold for 3 seconds Do 3 times a day ← 3. Internal Structures • Vagina...
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