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What is sexual response?

Bonnie Lynn Wright, PhD
Geriatrics Nursing

Sexual response can refer specifically to the physical changes that occur during sexual stimulation such as intimate touching, etc. However, it can also refer to a more comprehensive constellation of changes that are emotional, psychological along with the physical. As well, men and women respond differently on a comprehensive basis. Men respond more 'organically' and women respond more emotionally. Women will more often attach 'love' to intimacy, while men are content with the physical pleasures and leave emotions aside for the most part.

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