PSY 001 Lecture Notes - Lecture 19: Orgasm, Heart Rate, Fetus

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Published on 13 Aug 2020
School
College of The Sequoias
Department
Psychology (PSY)
Course
PSY 001
Professor
Psych 1
David Nguyen
General Psych
Spring 2018
College of the Sequoias
Sexual Motivation
Kinsey and early surveys of sexual behavior
Found people who never had an orgasm, a male who reported having 4-5
orgasms/day and a female who reported having up to 50 orgasms within 20
min
When he asked if "excessive maturbation" causes mental illness, they replied
saying yes and a little more than they did
Recent surveys
A higher % of men than women reported pleasure/satisfaction with their
sex life
Many men brag about sexual activity vs. Women who understate their sexual
interest
Sexual activity peaks at young adulthood and declines
Human sexual response (Masters, and Johnson, 1966)
Excitement, plateau, orgasm, resolution
Excitement
Man's penis erects, vagina becomes lubricated
Breathing deepens
Heart rate/ blood pressure increase
Plateau
Lasts of varying lengths of time depending on age and
intensity
Climax
The entire body feels
Resolution
State of relaxation
Sex and gender identity
Testosterone: hormone present in higher quantities of men than
women
High levels of testosterone lead to male anatomy
Estrogen: hormone present in higher quantities of women than men
A fetus that has both very low estrogen and testosterone
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Kinsey and early surveys of sexual behavior. Found people who never had an orgasm, a male who reported having 4-5 orgasms/day and a female who reported having up to 50 orgasms within 20 min. When he asked if "excessive maturbation" causes mental illness, they replied saying yes and a little more than they did. A higher % of men than women reported pleasure/satisfaction with their sex life. Many men brag about sexual activity vs. women who understate their sexual interest. Sexual activity peaks at young adulthood and declines. Human sexual response (masters, and johnson, 1966) Lasts of varying lengths of time depending on age and intensity. Testosterone: hormone present in higher quantities of men than women. High levels of testosterone lead to male anatomy. Estrogen: hormone present in higher quantities of women than men. A fetus that has both very low estrogen and testosterone levels appears as a female. High level of estrogen is not decisive for external anatomy.