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Why do my genitals get swollen when I am not interested in sex?

Emily Nagoski
Emily Nagoski on behalf of Good In Bed
Psychology

A woman’s genitals might respond to anything sexually relevant (lesbian sex, gay sex, heterosexual sex, monkeys having sex), while men’s genitals respond to the thing that they’re oriented toward -- women or men having sex with men, depending. For women, genital is not a measure of desire. Just because she’s wet and/or swollen doesn’t mean she’s interested, it just means her body has prepared itself for a potential sexual situation. Why? Who knows, really. It seems likely that women’s bodies respond to a wide array of sexually relevant stimuli because penetrative sex is high risk for females.

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