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WILLIAM H. MASTERS AND VIRGINIA E. JOHNSON

   
Human Sexual Response
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RESEARCH IN SEXUAL RESPONSE

"A more concise picture of the physiologic reaction to sexual stimuli may be presented by dividing the human male's and female's cycles of sexual response into four separate phases. Progressively, the four phases are: (1) the excitement phase; (2) the plateau phase; (3) the orgasmic phase; and (4) the resolution phase."1a

FEMALE SEXUAL RESPONSE

"In our culture, the human female's orgasmic attainment never has achieved the undeniable status afforded the male's ejaculation. While male orgasm (ejaculation) has the reproductive role in support of its perpetual acceptance, a comparable regard for female orgasm is still in limbo."1b

MALE SEXUAL RESPONSE

"Another widely accepted "phallic fallacy" is the concept that the larger the penis the more effective the male as a partner in coital connection. . .
" . . . It has been presumed that full erection of the larger penis provides a significantly greater penile size increase than does erection of the smaller penis.
This premise has been refuted . . ."1c

"The instance of a positive masturbatory history was placed at 92 percent of the total male population by Kinsey and his associates."1d

"The "fear of performance" developing from cultural demand for partner satisfaction has been in the past uniquely the burden of the responding male. . ."1e

"There is no established medical evidence that masturbation, regardless of frequency, leads to mental illness. . ."1f

"The human male's orgasmic experience (ejaculation) can be approached from the same three disciplinary foci that have been employed . . . in an attempt to interpret the human female's orgasmic experience. These foci are: (1) physiologic (characteristic physical conditions and reactions during the peak of sex tension increment); (2) psychologic (psychosexual orientation and receptivity to orgasmic attainment); and (3) sociologic (cultural, environmental, and social factors influencing orgasmic incidence or ability)."1g


     

William H. Masters and Virginia E. Johnson. Human Sexual Response. William H. Masters and Virginia E. Johnson, 1966. Lippincott Williams & Wilkins.
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Masters and Johnson on Sex and Human Loving.
 

William H. Masters, Virginia E. Johnson, Robert C. Kolodny. Masters and Johnson on Sex and Human Loving. Boston, MA: Little, Brown and Company, 1988.
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* Italics in the original.

1 William H. Masters and Virginia E. Johnson. Human Sexual Response. William H. Masters and Virginia E. Johnson, 1966. Boston, MA: Little, Brown and Company. [The Reproductive Biology Research Foundation, St. Louis, MO.]
RESEARCH IN SEXUAL RESPONSE
a 1. The Sexual Response Cycle, at 4.
FEMALE SEXUAL RESPONSE

b
9. The Female Orgasm, at 138.
MALE SEXUAL RESPONSE

c 12. The Penis: Clinical Considerations, at 191.
d
Ibid., at 197.
e
Ibid., at 200.
f
Ibid., at 202.
g
14. The Male Orgasm (Ejaculation), at 210.

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