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When writing about sexuality people may become shy, embarrasses, aroused, or feel like the conversation is normal. Chapter 13 sheds light on the different types of sexual acts that some cultures deem appropriate and other cultures do not. I found the sexual response cycle to be very interesting. There are four stages the body goes through when sexually stimulated. The four phases are: excitement, plateau, orgasm, and resolution. Certain phase can in vasocongestion, and myotonia. “Vasocongestion is the swelling of the genital tissues with blood. It causes erection of the penis and swelling of the area surrounding the vaginal opening. The testes, the nipples, and even the earlobes swell as blood vessels dilate in these areas (yes—the earlobes). Myotonia is muscle tension. It causes facial grimaces, spasms in the hands and feet, and then the spasms of orgasm.” (Chapter 13, Excitement phase P.445) In the first part of the excitement phase vasocongestion can occur as quickly as three to eight minutes after being sexual stimulated. For young men. This leads to the scrotal skin thicken and resulting in an erection. Vasocongestion can take a woman three to four times longer then men after sexual stimulation. Since men and women have different body parts different events occur. The beginning stage of excitement for a woman is for the vagina to become lubricated. The woman’s clitoris will swell, flatten, and this causes the vaginal lips to spread. The vagina is also turning a deeper color at this point. “In the excitement phase the skin may take on a rosy sex flush. This is more pronounced in women. The nipples may become erect in both men and women. Heart
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  • Spring '10
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  • Sexual intercourse, Sexual arousal, Orgasm, hypoactive sexual desire disorder, Sexual response cycle, Excitement¬†phase

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