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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