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The Physiology of Sexual Arousal in the Human Female: A Recreational and Procreational Synthesis
  • R. Levin
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Archives of sexual behavior
  • 1 October 2002
Changes induced by human sexual arousal serve reproductive and recreational functions. The current sexual phase model (desire, excitation, orgasm, and resolution) conveys little about this duarchy.Expand
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Physiology of women's sexual function: basic knowledge and new findings.
INTRODUCTION Data concerning the physiology of female sexual functioning are still obtained from animal studies, but an increasing amount of novel evidence comes from human studies. AIM To gainExpand
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Disorders of orgasm in women.
INTRODUCTION Orgasm is a sensation of intense pleasure creating an altered consciousness state accompanied by pelvic striated circumvaginal musculature and uterine/anal contractions and myotonia thatExpand
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Can the controversy about the putative role of the human female orgasm in sperm transport be settled with our current physiological knowledge of coitus?
  • R. Levin
  • Biology, Medicine
  • The journal of sexual medicine
  • 1 June 2011
INTRODUCTION Spermatozoal uptake, facilitated by uterine contractions induced by oxytocin at orgasm during coitus, has been a long term concept. Studies attempting its support, however, have beenExpand
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Women's Orgasm
Abstract An orgasm in the human female is a variable, transient peak sensation of intense pleasure, creating an altered state of consciousness, usually with an initiation accompanied by involuntary,Expand
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Nipple/Breast stimulation and sexual arousal in young men and women.
INTRODUCTION The role of nipple/breast stimulation in influencing sexual arousal in men and women during lovemaking has only been the subject of opinion-based comment rather than evidence-basedExpand
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The Mechanisms of Human Female Sexual Arousal
Abstract There is a conviction in many people's minds that to understand the mechanism of something is to remove the wonder. This is an odd conviction—the same people do not, I imagine, suppose thatExpand
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Evaluation of vaginal and perineal area during the use of external sanitary protection throughout the menstrual cycle
A clinical study evaluated potential external genital effects associated with the use of sanitary protection. The subjects used either a pad with traditional cellulose absorbent core or oneExpand
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The human female orgasm: a critical evaluation of its proposed reproductive functions
The review critically examines two functional claims involving the human female orgasm. The first is that it is involved in the transport of spermatozoa by its release of oxytocin to create uterineExpand
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Erection and ejaculation in man. Assessment of the electromyographic activity of the bulbocavernosus and ischiocavernosus muscles.
Electromyographic (EMG) recordings were obtained by concentric needle electrodes from the bulbocavernosus (BC) and ischiocavernosus (IC) muscles in 7 human volunteers during excitement to erectionExpand
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