PSY 265 Week 2-DQ 1 - of cortical cells. These cells then...

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PSY 265 DQS Week 2 Dq 1 Most of us begin to have feelings and thoughts about sex when we are in our age. We start to  feel sexually aroused; this is a normal stage in our lives.  Sexual arousal all begins in the brain,  with sight, scent, sound, touch and sometimes taste. When you are thinking about that girl in  your class or you see that female in only a bikini in the sexy rap video, you may find yourself  tingling in places you do not think you should. Sometimes you may feel something in your pants  and be a little embarrassed, that too is very normal. What is happening is the brain cells in the  cerebral cortex interpret our sensory information, when arousing happens it can trigger the firing 
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Unformatted text preview: of cortical cells. These cells then send signals through the spinal cord that send blood to the genitalia area. This causes an erection in males and vaginal lubrication in females. Male bodies produce testosterone which increases sexual interest or activity and female bodies produce estrogen but it has no effect on sexual interest. Sometimes these feelings can feel so good we want to act on them. You should always use critical thinking before you make the choice to be sexually active, especially as a teen....
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This note was uploaded on 09/25/2010 for the course PSY/265 PSY/265 taught by Professor Axiacollege during the Fall '09 term at University of Phoenix.

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