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23 Cards in this Set

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Any drug or other agent that is sexally arousing or increases sexual desire.
Chemical substances secreted externally by certain animals, which convey information to, or produce specific responses in, other members of the same species.
Erogenous Zones
Parts of the body that are especially sensitive to tactile sexual stimulation.
Primary Erogenous Zones
Erogenous zones that are particularly sensitive because they are richly endowed with nerve endings.
Secondary Erogenous Zones
Parts of the body that become erotically sensitized through experience.
Drugs or other agents whose effects are antagonistic to sexual arousal or sexual desire.
A substance that decreases the levels of androgens in the bloodstream.
Secondary Sex Characteristics
Physical traits that differentiate males from females but are not directly involved in reproduction.
A person with a gender-identity disorder who feels that he or she is really a member of the other sex and trapped in a body of the wrong sex.
An abnormal condition marked by abnormally low levels of testosterone production.
Surgical removal of the ovaries.
Sexual Response Cycle
Masters and Johnson's model of sexual response, which consists of four phases.
The swelling of the genital tissues with blood, which causes erection of the penis and engorgement of the area surrounding the vaginal opening.
Muscle tension.
Excitement Phase
The first phase of the sexual response cycle, which is characterized by erection in the male, vaginal lubrication in the female, and muscle tension and increases in heart rate in both males and females.
Sex Flush
A reddish rash that appears on the chest or breasts late in the excitement phase of the sexual response cycle.
Plateau Phase
The second phase of the sexual response cycle, which is characterized by increases in vasocongestion, muscle tension, heart rate, and blood pressure in preparation for orgasm.
Orgasmic Platform
The thickening of the walls of the outer third of the vagina, due to vasocongestion, that occurs during the plateau phase of the sexual response cycle.
Sex Skin
Reddening of the labia minora that occurs during the plateau phase.
Resolution Phase
The fourth phase of the sexual response cycle, during which the body gradually returns to its prearoused state.
Refractory Period
A period of time following a response (e.g., orgasm) during which an individual is no longer responsive to stimulation (e.g., sexual stimulation).
Multiple Orgasms
One of more additional orgasms following the first, which occur within a short period of time and before the body has returned to a preplateau level of arousal.
Grafenberg Spot
A part of the anterior wall of the vagina whose prolonged stimulation is theorized to cause particularly intense orgasms and a female ejaculation. Abbreviated G spot.