Friday, 23 March 2007

Sexual Arousal

Lets take a look at what occurs when you become sexually excited. Its believed that there are four physical stages in sexual arousal-and our bodies change as we gradually build up through them.

The stage are:


This is when your body first begins to respond to sexual thoughts or sexual stimulation. Your heart rate increase as blood is pumped around the body beginning to fill all the small capillaries. As well as feelings of fullness in the genitals, it's also very common to get a stuffy nose. Your face and neck may become flushed and nipples become erect. Breathing becomes heavier as extra oxygen is pumped to your tensing muscles.


This is the stage when your body is highly aroused and on the verge of orgasm. Your heart rate and breathing continues to increase as muscles increasing tense and are ready to release. Most people say that the longer they can stay moving between the excitement and the plateau stages, the stronger their orgasm will feel (breast may increase size by up to 50%).


The explosive release of tension. When you orgasm, your pelvic floor muscles will contract between five and 15 times at 0.8 second intervals. This may be accompanied by ejaculation-but not necessarily (some women may experience ejaculation. This may be from the **G-spot or excess lubrication being expelled by the contractions).


This is the final stage of the process. Your body begins to relax and return to normal and men enter a *refractory period. But even now, the woman's body in particular experiences some pretty amazing trick (the cervix continues to remain open for a further 20-30 minutes).

*During the resolution phase, men experience the refractory period, when the testes are restocking and preparing to ejaculate again. Until they're ready, the penis will not respond to stimulation. The lenght of time ranges from a few minutes to hours or even days, depending on health and, more particularly, age.

**G-spot (not all women have one). You will find it about 2 inches inside the vagina on the front wall. Unaroused it may only be the size of a pea, but when you're aroused it can be as big as a 2p piece. You'll notice that unlike the vaginal wall which are smooth and silky, the G-spot feels rougher, a bit like the texture of a walnut.

until then

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