Sexual-Motivation - Topic: Sexual Motivation Pg 391-401...

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Topic: Sexual Motivation Pg 391-401 Biological Basis of Sexual Desire Important Vocabulary and Concepts Explanation and Examples Estrogens Androgens Testosterone Hypogonadism Estrogens: The principal class of gonadal hormones in Females. Androgens: The principal class of gonadal hormones in males. Testosterone: Important androgen, vital to sexual interest in males Hypogonadism: Males who develop and endocrine disorder called Hypogonadism during adulthood exhibit abnormally low levels of androgen and reduced sexual motivation, which can be revived by hormone replacement therapy Masters and Johnson The Sexual Response Cycle Excitement Phase Plateau Phase Orgasm Phase Resolution Phase Refractory Period Excitement Phase: Vasocongestion- engorgement of blood vessels, produces penile erection and swollen testes in males. In females, a swelling and hardening of the clitoris, expansion of the vaginal lips, and vaginal lubrication. Plateau Phase: Females – tightening vaginal entrance, further lubrication Males – secretion of fluid at the tip of the penis Orgasm Phase: Orgasm occurs when sexual arousal reaches its peak intensity and is discharged in a series of muscular contractions that pulsate through the pelvic area
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This note was uploaded on 03/07/2010 for the course PSY 102 taught by Professor Jacobs during the Spring '10 term at North Country Community College.

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Sexual-Motivation - Topic: Sexual Motivation Pg 391-401...

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