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    • Chapter 7: Sexual Pleasure By Samantha Hoogasian
    • Models of Sexual Response  Excitement  First stage of arousal  Plateau  Responses continue to intensify as vagina becomes more sensitive and the glans of the clitoris retracts under the hood  Orgasm  With enough stimulation a woman may build up to a “peak” point, or orgasm  All tension suddenly releases in a series of involuntary and pleasurable muscular contractions  Resolution  Unless stimulation continues, the resolution stage occurs  Muscles relax
    •  The Masters and Johnson model of sexual response came about in the 1960s and it is still used today to create definitions of sexual health and sexual problems.
    • Orgasm  Can range in intensity  Can be exclusively physical or it can include subjective and psychological aspects  May feel totally different at different times  Can experience an orgasm through vaginal penetration or clitoral stimulation  Many women have never had an orgasm or have difficulty experiencing one  Sometimes information and experience are all that’s lacking  For some women sex may not ever lead to an orgasm which is perfectly normal  Intercourse can be about pleasure or connection; it doesn’t have to focus on orgasm.
    • Orgasm  The G-Spot  Some women experience intense sexual pleasure and orgasm when a particular area inside the vagina, approx. 1/3 to ½ up the front wall, is stimulated.  Named after it’s founder Dr. Ernest Grafenberg in 1950  Female ejaculation  For some women, sufficient stimulation of the G- spot or clitoris may lead to ejaculation  Ejaculation- release of fluids from urethra  Can occur with or without an orgasm
    • Masturbation  Touching yourself sexually  One way of exploring and enjoying sexual pleasure  Enables us to explore and experiment with our own bodies and learn what kind of touch feels good  For women at any age it is a way of connecting with your body
    • Masturbation  Surgeon general Jocelyn Elders was asked whether masturbation should be promoted as a means of preventing young people from engaging in riskier forms of sexual activity.  She responded “I think that it is part of human sexuality and perhaps should be taught.” She lost her job shortly after.  I found Elders quote to be very interesting because masturbation is not talked about in school health classes and maybe should be. I think that because it’s not talked about it can be perceived as “wrong” when in reality it’s just a way of exploring your own body. I also found it interesting that after Elders stated her view she lost her job.
    • “Yes means yes”  The slogan of a movement to enhance our understanding of sexual consent so that it’s clear and works for everyone.  The “yes means yes” philosophy is that the only valid sexual consent is enthusiastic consent.  “No means no” suggests that in the absence of your partner clearly objecting you can do whatever you want
    • Enthusiastic Consent  It’s important for you and your partner to openly talk about sex and what feels good.  Communication is key  Tell your partner if something doesn’t feel good.  Be aware of the relationship between words and body language.  Don’t be afraid to ask for what you want  Sometime difficult because we can feel embarrassed
    • Vaginal Penetration  Penetration from tongue, dildo, penis, or fingers  Can be gentle, playful, intimate, forceful, or passionate  Penetration can be fantastic for some women, unpleasurable/undesireable for others, or somewhere in between  KEY IS TO COMMUNICATE  Certain positions may feel better than others
    • Oral Sex  Sucking or licking a partner’s genitals  Cunnilingus is oral sex done to a woman  What feels good may differ from time to time and from person to person
    • Fantasies  The thoughts and images we carry in our minds can evoke strong physical responses  The brain is the most important organ of sexual pleasure  Can experience orgasms from fantasies alone  Sadomasochistic (S/M) and bondage and discipline (B/D) is based on fantasy situations of dominance and submission  BDSM is constantly about consent even though on partner acts vulnerable  Important to talk about trust and expectations before being in an S/M or B/D scenario
    • Added Pleasure  Lubrication  Vaginal lubrication often occurs naturally during sexual excitement and arousal  Reduced lubrication is common and can be the result of hormonal changes in a woman’s body  Can purchase lubrication to enhance sexual pleasure  Erotica  Enjoying erotica entertainment alone or with a partner is a way of exploring sexual needs and becoming more comfortable with solitary or shared desires  Videos, magazines, or books  Pornography
    • Discussion Question  Do you feel that sexual education classes in middle school and high school are doing a sufficient job in educating students on the importance of consent? If not what can be done?