Cardiovascular changes associated with sexual arousal and orgasm in men

  title={Cardiovascular changes associated with sexual arousal and orgasm in men},
  author={B. Graber and S. Balogh and D. Fitzpatrick and S. Hendricks},
  journal={Annals of sex research},
  • B. Graber, S. Balogh, +1 author S. Hendricks
  • Published 1988
  • Psychology
  • Annals of sex research
  • Indices of cardiovascular function were measured in seven men while they masturbated to ejaculation. Cardiac electrical activity, respiration, finger pulse, and anal contractions were monitored. Orgasm was determined by the onset of anal contractions. While there were marked individual differences, reliable changes were observed in heart rate, pulse transit time, pulse amplitude, and pulse rise velocity during masturbation. In addition, we were able to identify specific changes in some of these… CONTINUE READING


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