S ex is the most talked-about, joked about, thought-about issue in our culture. We are not short of information on sexual practices — thank you, Fifty Shades of Grey — but there is a general absence of accurate detail of what happens to our bodies during, and as a result of, the act. Yet sex is good for our mental and physical health. It lowers the heart rate and blood pressure. It may boost the immune system to protect us against infections and it certainly lowers stress. The consultant obstetrician and gynaecologist Dr Leila Frodsham thinks we should be better educated about it.
The science of sex: what happens to our bodies when we're aroused?
The science of sex: what happens to our bodies when we're aroused? | Life and style | The Guardian
Answering this question is important for several reasons. That way, you can be comfortable with the way your body responds as you get sexually excited. Sexual desire happens during or in anticipation of sexual activity. That is, your brain responds to a thought or image, or having a feeling of closeness or affection toward a partner, or the touch of a partner, by sending signals to the rest of your body, especially the genital area.
Female Sexual Arousal: Genital Anatomy and Orgasm in Intercourse
Sexual arousal also sexual excitement is typically the arousal of sexual desire during or in anticipation of sexual activity. A number of physiological responses occur in the body and mind as preparation for sexual intercourse and continue during it. Male arousal will lead to an erection , and in female arousal the body's response is engorged sexual tissues such as nipples , vulva , clitoris , vaginal walls and vaginal lubrication. Mental stimuli and physical stimuli such as touch, and the internal fluctuation of hormones , can influence sexual arousal. Sexual arousal has several stages and may not lead to any actual sexual activity, beyond a mental arousal and the physiological changes that accompany it.
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