ch 6 pt 2

ch 6 pt 2 - Hearing plays a variable role Aphrodisiacs...

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The Brain and Sexual Arousal Cerebral cortex (mental events) Limbic system and sexual behavior Neurotransmitters Dopamine facilitates sexual arousal Serotonin inhibits sexual arousal
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The Limbic System and Sexual Behavior
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The Senses and Sexual Arousal All sensory systems can contribute to arousal Touch is the dominant “sexual sense” Primary erogenous zones Secondary erogenous zones Vision usually next in dominance Visual stimuli Men self-report higher arousal than women Women & men have similar physiological response
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Other Senses Smell may arouse or offend Pheromones Taste plays a minor role
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Unformatted text preview: Hearing plays a variable role Aphrodisiacs Substances believed to arouse sexual desire or increase capacity for sexual activity Food Drugs and alcohol Yohimbine No clear evidence of genuine aphrodisiac qualities Role of expectations Some Alleged Aphrodisiacs Some Alleged Aphrodisiacs Anaphrodisiacs Inhibit sexual behavior Drugs (e.g. opiates, tranquilizers) Antihypertensives, antidepressants & antipsychotics Birth control pills Nicotine Constricts blood flow Possibly reduces circulating testosterone...
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