sexual response cycle

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The sexual response Cherry Miller Axia College of University of Phoenix The sexual response cycle can be discussed in four different cycles. The first cycle I will discuss is the excitement phase; the second phase I will discuss is the plateau phase. The third phase is the orgasmic phase. Then the resolution is the final phase. Finally I will discuss sexual dysfunctions which can occur and common methods of treatment. The first stage is the excitement phase. It occurs as the result of any erotic physical or mental stimulation, such as kissing, petting, or viewing erotic images, that lead to sexual arousal. During the excitement stage, the body prepares for sexual intercourse, in the plateau phase. The changes begun in phase one are intensified with males vasocongestion results in the erection. The testes begin to elevate and the skin on the scrotum tenses and thickens. The excitement phase in women also has vasocongestion swelling which makes the vaginal tissues, clitoris, and the areas surrounding the opening of the vagina. At this point the vaginal lubrication appears. The inner two-thirds of the vagina expand and vaginal wall thicken and turn a deeper color. The commonalities for males and females in the excitement stage are the vasocongestion of genital tissues occur. The heart rate rises. There is muscle tension and the blood pressure increasing is also a commonality of the excitement phase for both men and women. The erection of the nipples is the last commonality of the excitement phase. Skin may become flushed (blotches of redness appear on the chest and back). This phase may last from minutes to several hours. The next sexual response is the plateau stage. Male have numerous responses during this stage. The first is the tip of the penis turns a deep reddish-purple. The testes become completely elevated.

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