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an accumulation of blood in the blood vessels of a region of the body, especially the genitals; a swelling or erection results

vasocongestion

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muscle contraction

myotonia

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the first stage of sexual response, during which erection in the male and lubrication in the female occur

excitement

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a tightening of the entrance to the vagina caused by contractions of the bulbospongiosus muscle (which covers the vestibular bulbs) that occur during the excitement stage of sexual response

orgasmic platform

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the second stage of sexual response; an intense sensation that occurs at the peak of sexual arousal and is followed by release of sexual tensions

orgasm

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the third stage of sexual response, in which the body returns to the unaroused state

resolution

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the period following orgasm during which the male cannot be sexually aroused

refractory period

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Freud's term for orgasm in females resulting from stimulation of the clitoris

clitoral orgasm

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Freud's term for orgasm in females resulting from stimulation of the vagina in heterosexual intercourse; Freud considered this to be more mature

vaginal orgasm

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a series of orgasms occurring within a short period of time

multiple orgasm

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Kaplan's model of sexual response in which there are three components: vasocongestion, muscular contractions, and sexual desire

triphasic model

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a model that holds that sexual response is controlled both by sexual excitation and by sexual inhibition

dual control model

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a condition in which orgasm in the male is not accompanied by an external ejaculation; instead, the ejaculate goes into the urinary bladder

retrograde ejaculation

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a small region on the front wall of the vagina, emptying into the urethra, and responsible for female ejaculation

Grafenberg spot (g-spot)

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a set of structures in the interior of the brain, including the amygdala, hippocampus, and the fornix; believed to be important for sexual behavior in both animals and humans

limbic system

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effects of sex hormones early in development, resulting in a permanent change in the brain or reproductive system

organizing effects of hormones

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effects of sex hormones in adulthood, resulting in the activation of behaviors, especially sexual behaviors and aggressive behaviors

activating effects of hormones

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biochemicals secreted outside the body that are important in communication between animals and that may serve as sex attractants

pheromones

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the convergence, over several months, of the dates of onset of menstrual periods among women who are in close contact with each other

menstrual synchrony

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areas of the body that are particularly sensitive to sexual stimulation

erogenous zones

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sexual self-stimulation; ex. masturbation

autoeroticism

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stimulation of one's own genitals with the hand or with some object, such as a pillow or vibrator

masturbation

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sexual thoughts or images that alter the person's emotions or physiological state

sexual fantasy

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a rubber or plastic cylinder, often shaped like a penis

dildo

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sexual intercourse; insertion of the penis into the vagina

coitus

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mouth stimulation of the female genitals

cunnilingus

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mouth stimulation of the male genitals

fellatio

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simultaneous mouth-genital stimulation; also called soixante-neuf

sisty-nining

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insertion of the penis into the partner's rectum

anal intercourse

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mouth stimulation of the partner's anus

anilingus

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a sexual technique used by gay men in which one man moves his penis between the thighs of the other

interfemoral intercourse

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a sexual technique used by lesbians in which one woman lies on top of another and moves rhythmically in order to produce sexual pleasure, particularly clitoral stimulation

tribadism

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substance that increases sexual desire

aphrodisiac

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a substance that decreases sexual desire

anaphrodisiac