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Understanding Human Sexuality Chapter 8 and 15

by: Anne Farley

Understanding Human Sexuality Chapter 8 and 15 psych 300

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Detailed notes on Chapter 8 and 15 of Understanding Human Sexuality book, used for Psychology 300.
Human Sexual Behavior
Elaine Belton
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Psychology, Human Sexual behavior, Understanding Human Sexuality, Chapter 8, Chapter 15
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Date Created: 02/19/16
Chapter 8: Sexual Arousal  The Sexual Response Cycle o Progresses in 3 stages: excitement, orgasm and resolution o Vascongestion- an accumulation of blood in the blood vessels of a region of the body, especially the genitals; a swelling or erection results o Myotonia- muscle contractions in the genitals and throughout the body  Excitement o Excitement- the first stage of sexual response, during which erection in the male and vaginal lubrication in the female occur o Vascongestion  Erection in the male  Vaginal lubrication in the female o Orgasmic platform- tightening of the bulbospongiosus muscle around the entrance of the vagina- vaginal entrance gets smaller o Upper two thirds of vagina expand dramatically “ballooning” cervix and uterus also pull up o “Sex flush”  Orgasm o Orgasm- second stage of sexual response; an intense sensation that occurs at the peak of sexual arousal and is followed by release of sexual tensions  Resolution o Resolution- third stage of sexual response, the body returns to unaroused state o 15-30 mins or an hour if orgasm did not occur o Chapter 15: Sexual Coercion  Rape o Nonconsensual oral, anal or vaginal penetration  By force  By threat of bodily hard  When victim is not capable of giving consent  Drunk, unconscious, drugs, intellectual deficiency or age o Impact  Post- traumatic stress disorder  Long term psychological distress because of a terrifying event  Anxiety, depression, suicidal ideation and attempts  Post-traumatic growth  Positive life changes and psych development following trauma  Some increase ability to take care of themselves, sense of purpose, greater concern for others in this situation  Date Rape  One of the most common forms of rape o Especially college campuses o National study of college women: 57% of rapes involved a date, often a steady dating partner o 6% high school seniors were victims  Two factors- why sexually aggressive men misperceive women’s communication  Men tend to misperceive women’s warmth and friendliness as sexual interest  Likely to have a “suspicious schema” o Believe that women do not communicate honestly o Cognitive therapy- cognitive restructuring necessary (treatment and prevention)


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