Physiology of female sexual arousal

Levin, Roy
December 2008
Menopause International;Dec2008, Vol. 14 Issue 4, p185
Academic Journal
The article discusses the developments in studies about the physiology of sexual arousal in women. It recounts a study by William Masters and Virginia Johnson about female sexual arousal which was published in medical journals and detailed in their book "Human Sexual Response." The desire, excitation, orgasm, and resolution (DESR) model as well as techniques used in such studies like vaginal photoplethsymography and endoscopy are also tackled. It is noted that the pharmaceutical industry is developing treatments for female sexual dysfunction.


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