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Department
Health Sciences
Course
HSCI 1120
Professor
C.Stewart
Semester
Winter

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Sexual Behavior of Older Adults  Substantial numbers of elderly men and women have active sex lives  One influence on sexuality in the elderly is the fact that there are far more elderly women than elderly men  Among health and active older people, sexual activity in all forms continues past 70 years of age Masters and Johnson  One of the first models of human sexual response cycle  Two basic physiological processes that underline sexual response 1. Vasocongestion: accumulation of blood in blood vessels of a region of the body, especially the genitals; a swelling or erection results 2. Myotonia: muscle contractions  Four stages of sexual response: 1. Excitement  Both female and males emphasizes fatal congestion 
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