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Ch. 3: The Physiology of Human Sexual Responding (Critical Thinking Activity = 15 points) Page 1 of 7 Part 1—Knowing Key Terms (4 points): Fill in the blanks using key terms from the textbook and/or lecture notes. 1. Skene’s Glands -In the female, a pair of glands on either side of the urethra that in some women may produce a fluid that is expelled during orgasm; also known as the paraurethral glands. 2. Tenting -A widening of the inner two-thirds of the vagina during sexual arousal. 3. Vasocongestion -The swelling of erectile tissues due to increased blood flow during sexual arousal. 4. Emission -In males, the buildup of sperm and semen in the urethral bulb just prior to being expelled through the urethra. 5. EPOR Model -Masters and Johnson’s approach to explaining the process of sexual response, encompassing four arbitrarily divided phases: excitement, plateau, orgasm, and resolution. 6. Aphrodisiac -Mythical substances that are thought to enhance sexual arousal and desire. 7. Dual Control Model of Sexual Response -A theory that sexual arousal is controlled by a combination of excitatory and inhibitory processes. 8. Ejaculatory Inevitability -In males, the sensation produced during the emission phase of ejaculation that expulsion of semen is imminent, reflexive, and cannot be stopped; often referred to as the “point of no return.” 9. Resolution Phase -The fourth and last stage in the EPOR model, during which sexual structures return to their unaroused state; also referred to as detumescence. 10. Erotic Stimulus Pathway Theory -A model of human sexual response based on the psychological and cognitive stages of seduction, sensations, surrender, and reflection. 11. New View of Women’s Sexual Problems -A model of female sexual response incorporating a larger variety of factors than previous models, including physical, cognitive, social, and relationships issues. 12. Orgasmic Phase -The third stage in the EPOR model, during which sexual excitement and pleasure reach a climax. 13. Plateau Phase -The second phase in the EPOR model, during which sexual arousal levels off (reaches a plateau) and remains at an elevated level of excitement. 14. Excitement Phase -The first phase in the EPOR model, in which the first physical changes of sexual arousal occur. 15. Expulsion -In males, the contraction of pelvic muscles that force semen through the urethra and out of the body through the penis. 16. G-Spot -In some women, an area of tissue on the anterior (upper) wall of the vagina that, when stimulated, may cause a woman to experience enhanced sexual arousal and more intense orgasms. 17. Hypoactive Sexual Desire -A persistently low level or lack of sexual fantasies or desire for sexual activity; also known as inhibited sexual desire. 18. Kaplan’s Three-Stage Model -An alternative to Masters and Johnson’s EPOR
Ch. 3: The Physiology of Human Sexual Responding (Critical Thinking Activity = 15 points) Page 2 of 7 model of human sexual response developed by Helen Singer Kaplan that features the three stages of desire, excitement, and orgasm.

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