excitement phase

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excitement phase

The first phase of Masters’ and Johnson’s four-stage model of physiological responses to sexual stimulation. It is triggered by erotic physical or mental stimulation resulting in sexual arousal (in the form of erection in the male and increased vaginal lubrication in the female).
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Finally comes the Sexual Arousal Phase , where physical touches are exchanged, a possible prelude to a further date.
By way of contrast, the drug sildenafil [Viagra], in its mode of action, does target the arousal phase of sexual response by directly facilitating erection).
In terms of the short-term impact of smoking on sexual function, it is important to understand that the physical aspects of the arousal phase of the human sexual response cycle (i.
For both men and women, smoking is most likely to have an impact of the arousal phase of the human sexual response cycle.
Sildenafil may be "worth a try" when dysfunction is primarily in the arousal phase, and hormone replacement is an option if assays reveal low levels of estrogen or testosterone, she said.
Women who experienced sexual dysfunction were most likely to have it in the arousal phase (82%) and in the desire phase (77%).
About 70% of women on bupropion experienced dysfunction in the desire phase, 77% in the arousal phase, and 34% in the orgasm phase.
Women who experienced dysfunction were most likely to have it in the arousal phase (82%) and in the desire phase (77%).
For both men and woman, the cause is the accumulation of blood (vasocongestion) in the pelvic and genital area as part of sexual excitement, and it's a normal part of the arousal phase of our sexual responses.
Limited data available on sexual function in older women suggest that as estrogen production drops, they too, require a longer arousal phase.
A key feature is that the patient with female sexual arousal disorder is unable to attain adequate lubrication in the arousal phase.
In distinct contrast to female sexual arousal disorder, female orgasmic disorder involves a persistent inability to reach orgasm following a normal arousal phase.