The male’s response in the excitement phase is a little different. When a male is sexually aroused within a few seconds they develop and erection, the scrotal skin thickens and the testes become enlarged. During this phase male and females do share some similar response such as the “rosy sex flush” that the skin takes on. Heart rate and blood pressure increase and the nipples in both sexes become erect. The next phase of the sexual response cycle is referred to as the plateau phase.
There are two components and they are vasocongestion and myotonia. Vasocongestion is the swelling of the breasts, the genitals, and even the earlobes. This event happens in both men and women. Myotonia is the tensing of the muscles, which causes spasms in many different areas including the hands, feet, face, and finally, the spasms in orgasms. In the next section we will go over the four phases of the sexual response cycle.
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 Sexual Response Cycle In my paper I will discuss the various phases of the sexual response cycle in males and females. I will also discuss the commonalities and differences that males and females experience during the sexual response cycle; sexual dysfunctions that can occur, and also how they are treated. The Sexual Response Cycle in Males The sexual response cycle is divided into four phases: excitement, plateau, orgasm, and resolution. These phases are the same for males and females and they occur in the same order. During the first phase (the excitement phase) males experience vasocongestion.
“Gratification centers of different areas of the body at different stages of growth, making the conflict at each stage psychosexual.” (Saul McLeod, 2008) Also according to Saul McLeod (2008), each of the psychosexual stages is associated with a particular conflict that must be resolved before the individual can successfully advance to the next stage. The resolution of each of these conflicts requires the expenditure of sexual energy and the more energy that is expended at a particular stage the more the important characteristics of that stage remain with the individual as he/she matures psychologically. Some people do not seem to be able to leave one stage and proceed on to the next. One reason for this may be that the needs of the developing individual at any particular stage may not have been adequately met in which case there is frustration. Or possibly the person's needs may have been so well satisfied that he/she
FRANK SAGASTA PSYCHOLOGY 265 Dr. DAVID MOHR AUGUST 29, 2014 The exhibited type of sexual dysfunction that can affect both male and female. Sexual dysfunctions are persistent or recurrent problems in becoming sexually aroused or reaching orgasm. In our reading this week it displayed the topics of sexual dysfunction. It was very interesting, and it dealt with the topic and standpoint of both genders, male and female. There is a couple of types of sexual dysfunctions that was covered in the reading this week.
A research by Taylor and Francis (2000) establishes that young men seeing such advertisements start viewing women as a means to vent out their sexual aggression leading to rapes and more gender role stereotyping. All these outcomes emphasize the need for raising awareness about the unintended effects on the audiences these advertisements are targeted to. While groups like Advertising Women of New York, GraceNet, and the National Organization of Women have been outspoken and ridiculed use of such ads, research shows a lot more needs to be done. An interesting idea that this knocks on is that if advertisers capitalize on what sells, are these views of showcasing women as sex objects actually a mirror of what the society believes? Does sex in ads principly enhance or hinder advertising processing?
The female reproductive system produces female sex hormones which deal with maintaining a stable internal environment or homeostasis. The primary hormones that the system produces are called estrogen and progesterone. According to Butler, Lewis and Shier: Estrogen stimulates enlargement of accessory organs, including the vagina, uterus, uterine tubes, and ovaries, as well as the external structures; stimulate the endometrial to thicken; and are also responsible for the development and maintenance of the female secondary sex characteristics (857). The secondary sex characteristics that estrogen is responsible for developing are pubic hair, breast development widening of the pelvis and deposition of body fat, hips, and thighs. Estrogen is recognized as the essential sex hormone because it plays a primary role in the female reproductive process and sex cell maturation.
Having the capabilities of television advertising catapulted the sexual content of advertisements. Commercials on network television caused the sex revolution of the 1960s and 70s. This time period was labeled the sex revolution because the extreme increase in sexual content in commercials changed the strategies of marketers forever. They turned their focus to whatever caught the consumers attention, which was sex and nudity. Television commercials also brought celebrities into sex advertising.
When ratings in movies first began, the “R” rating probably meant that sex may have been implied or a few sware words were used. “R” ratings today practically show full on sex scenes and the usages of swear words are ridiculous. Our youth look up to the popular musicians, actors, and