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Unformatted text preview: uilt up tension until orgasm
3. Orgasm: rhythmic contractions of internal organs
and genital muscle tissue
4. Resolution: (males) rapid arousal decrease and
organs return to normal condition – Refractory period: temporarily incapable of
another orgasm (mostly males) 13
Create PDF files without this message by purchasing novaPDF printer (http://www.novapdf.com) 11/30/2009 Female Sexual Response Hormonal Influences
Hypothalamus controls pituitary gland which regulates
secretion of hormones influencing secretion of androgens &
estrogens (sex hormones)
– Organizational effects: In womb, develop testes/ovaries; in
puberty, hypothalamus stimulates release of sex hormones
– Activational effects: stimulate desire & sexual behavior
In nonhumans, males’ readiness affected by environmental
stimuli (receptive female), & females follow estrus cycle
In humans, puberty (or testosterone doses) increase moti...
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