Sexual Responce Cycle

The Sexual Response Cycle
      Sara Milam
      University of Phoenix Online
The Sexual Response Cycle

      Sex is a word that many people would like to keep unspoken, even though people engage in the activity every day. Keeping it hidden only seems cowardly since it is part of human nature. Fortunately it is no longer seen as something taboo or something women should not enjoy as it was centuries ago. The more people know about sex, the healthier they will be. Everyone’s body responds to physically and emotionally to sexual activity. Sexual responses for males and females are different yet similar and science has identified four phases of the cycle with each person experiencing the phases differently with the length and intensity varying among individuals. The desire to feel and experience the feelings of love and being loved includes the response to physical, verbal, and/or visual stimulation. Both males and females may also have sexual fantasies. There are certain biological factors involved during sexual intercourse. This includes the sexual response cycle which is used to describe the changes that occurs in both men and women as they become sexually aroused. There are four stages to the sexual response cycle: excitement, plateau, orgasm, and resolution. According to a study performed in 1984 it was estimated that 24 percent of the U.S. population will experience some sort of sexual dysfunction at some point in their lives. Many people experience certain types of sexual dysfunction. There are four general categories of sexual disorders. Studies have indicated that there is a high relationship between hormones and libido as well as certain types of medications that may be the culprit of these disorders. There are also medical conditions, such as diabetes that may be a cause as well. This paper will explore the four phases of the sexual response cycle and also four major types of sexual dysfunctions.

      This phase describes the...