excitement phase

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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