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Flashcards in Female Sexuality Deck (10):
1

what are the four phases of the female response cycle?

DAPO (desire, arousal, plateau, and orgasm)

2

where does the "desire" phase of the female response cycle begin?

in the brain

3

clitoral erection, labia minora engorgement, etc. are two major events of which phase of the female response cycle?

arousal

4

formation of transudate (lubrication) in the vagina in conjunction with genital congestion occurs in which phase of the female response cycle?

plateau

5

vaginal smooth muscle and pelvic contractions occurs in which phase of the female sexual response cycle?

orgasm

6

t or f: sexual intercourse should be avoided in high risk pregnancies

true

7

coitus is safe until how many weeks of normal pregnancy? (IOW not high-risk)

until 36 weeks

8

please define vagismus

persistent involuntary spams of the muscles of the outer third of the vagina

9

what is the term for recurrently genital pain before, during or after intercourse?

dyspareunia

10

what is the effect of antidepressants on the sexual response of women? what is the mechanism?

worsens it by increasing the availability of serotonin and decreasing dopamine