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A substance that allegedly arouses sexual desire and increases the capacity for sexual activity.
A subcortical brain system composed of several interrelated structures that influences the sexual behavior of humans and other animals.
A series of muscular contractions of the pelvic floor muscles occurring at the peak of sexual arousal.
A neuropeptide produced in the hypothalamus that influences sexual response and interpersonal attraction.
Masters and Johnson's term for the second phase of the sexual response cycle, in which muscle tension, heart rate, blood pressure, and vasocongestion increase.
The period of time following orgasm in the male, during which he cannot experience another orgasm
The fourth phase of the sexual response cycle, as outlined by Masters and Johnson, in which the sexual systems return to their nonexcited state.
secondary erogenous zones
Areas of the body that have become erotically sensitive through learning and experience.
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