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Sensations of fear, apprehension, shock or surprise all give rise to nervous system responses that have characteristics in common with arousal. Some young boys initially orgasm in response to many of these kind of stimuli. But over time...

Women do not necessarily masturbate to orgasm

It is difficult to establish the nature of female masturbation. Women do not always use fantasy as men do, which suggests they may not...

Women do not masturbate as a substitute for intercourse

Male responsiveness gradually declines from adolescence onwards so that few men masturbate regularly by the age of 50. But at any age most men...

Intercourse stimulates only the penetrator’s sex organ

Men, both gay and straight, can enjoy the intensely pleasurable sensations of anal penetration, when combined with appropriate lubrication and a sensitive lover. But...

Women take on all the key risks of intercourse

Research indicates that almost all men are sexually active throughout their lives regardless of whether they are in a relationship. Women in relationships, in...

Women are much slower to arouse with a lover

Lesbians have the advantage (as women) of having a similar responsiveness as their lovers. Also being women, they are not so intent on genital...

Regularity of intercourse relies on male responsiveness

One might have expected that the regularity of intercourse would depend partly upon a woman’s interest in sex. In fact the rates of sexual...

Showing sexual initiative and providing erotic feedback

Doesn’t anyone else find it odd (and very convenient!) that modern advice on female orgasm just so happens to reflect almost exactly how women’s...

Sexual pleasuring techniques a woman may enjoy

There are no female equivalents to the turn-ons that motivate men sexually. Women often prefer intercourse in the dark and they do...

Bisexuality indicates an ambivalence over lovers

Although men have varying levels of sex drive (which affect the frequency with which they want sex) once a man engages in specific genital...

Female arousal is more deeply buried in the subconscious

Sexual phenomena (such as masturbation or gay sex) tend to be shocking and alien until we discover we enjoy them.  Similarly once we experience...

Understanding men’s sexual and emotional needs

Male masturbation frequencies vary significantly indicating not only a range in responsiveness but also the different conscious choices men make over how they...