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Unformatted text preview: Chapter 6 – Sexual Arousal and Response A. Male Hormones Androgens • 95% Testes • castration – Medical reasons (cancer, genital tuberculosis) or for Legal reasons (sex offenders, mentally disabled) • Anti-androgens o reduce blood-level hormones o no reduction in abuse of offenders B. Female Hormones • Estrogen o Role is unclear o Benefits • Vaginal lining elasticity • Vaginal lubrication • Breast texture o androgens – evidence to show that androgens play an important role in male/female sexual motivation B. Brain: Cerebral Cortex – most important sex organ for arousal, “fantasy” 1. Rehearsal 2. Arousal 3. Release 4. Experimentation 5. Safe C. Five senses 1. Touch – “triggers” a. primary erogenous zones – dense nerve endings i. genitals, buttocks, anus, perineum, breasts, armpits, inner thighs, navel, neck, ears, mouth b. secondary erogenous zones i. remainder of body – feet, toes, fingers, upper & lower back, etc....
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- Spring '08
- Orgasm, sexual arousal e., arousal b. increase, arousal b. tranquilizers, arousal a. encouragement, arousal c. antihypertensives