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sexual response cycle

the 4 stages of sexual responding described by Masters & Johnson- excitement, plateau, orgasm, and resolution

refractory period

a resting period after orgasm, during which a man cannot achieve another orgasm

sexual disorder

a problem that consistently impairs sexual arousal or functioning

estrogen

a sex hormone, secreted n greater amounts by females than males. In nonhuman, female mammals, these levels peak during ovulation, promoting sexual receptivity

testosterone

the most important of the male sex hormones. both males and females have it but the additional hormone in males stimulates the growth of male sex organs in the fetus and development of male sex characteristics during puberty

sexual orientation

an enduring sexual attraction towards members of either one's own sex (homosexual orientation) or the other sex (heterosexual orientation)

atypical prenatal hormones

Some scientific evidence makes a preliminary link between homosexuality and

excitement, plateau, orgasm, resolution

The correct order of the stages of Masters and Johnson's sexual response cycle is:

satisfying relationships

When asked what makes life meaningful, most people first mention:

reduced testosterone and sexual interest

Castration of male rats results in

Men's sexual orientation is potentially more fluid and changeable than women's

Which of the following is not true regarding sexual orientation?

Western Europe

Of the following parts of the world, teen intercourse rates are highest in:

2, 5

Exposure of a fetus to the hormones typical of females between _____ and ____ months after conception may predispose the developing human to become attracted to males

research indicates that sexual orientation may be at least partly physiological

Which of the following statements concerning homosexuality is true?

a person's enduring sexual attraction toward members of a particular gender

Sexual orientation refers to

they prevent genital cancers caused by viruses

Which of the following is not true regarding condoms?

resolution

According to Masters and Johnson, the sexual response of males is most likely to differ from that of females during the ____ phase

the majority feel that sex between persons who know each other for only a short period of time is unacceptable

Which of the following is currently true regarding first year college students opinions of casual sex?

thrill seeking

Which of the following is not identified as a contributing factor in the high rate of unprotected sex among adolescents?

the respondents were drawn from a large random sample of americans

Which is not true regarding Alfred Kingsley's studies of sexual behavior?

because bonding with others increased our ancestors' success at reproduction and survival, it became part of our biological nature

Summarizing her report on the need to belong Rolanda states:

behavior therapy

Which has been the most effective way to treat sexual disorders?

people's attitudes, values and morals cannot be separated from the biological aspects of sexuality

The body's major sex organ is the brain. With regard to sex education...

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