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PSY621 Final Exam Review Chapter 9The Four Stages of the Sexual Response CycleExcitement and Plateau – from lectureOrgasmoFor males, orgasms consist of a series of rhythmic contractions of the pelvic organs and 0.8 second intervalsoOccur in 2 stages:Preliminary stage: the vas, seminal vesicles, and prostate contract forcing the ejaculate into a bulb at the base of the urethra Masters and Johnson call this sensation in stage 1 “ejaculatory inevitability” (cumming) which basically means once a sensation starts it can’t be stoppedSecond stage: the urethral bulb, muscles and the base of the penis and the urethra contract rhythmically, forcing the semen through the urethra and out the opening at the tip of the penisoIn both males and females, there are increases in pulse rate, blood pressure and breathing rate during orgasmoFor females, it’s again very similarA series of rhythmic muscular contractions of the orgasmic platform0.8 second intervals May be three or four in a mild orgasm or as many as a dozen in a very intense, prolonged orgasmoFemale orgasms do not leave tangible evidence (unlike men who ejaculate)oWomen do not reach orgasm as fast as men doAs a result, many women, especially young women, think they are having an orgasm when they are not – mistake arousal for orgasmo

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