Male Female Sexual Response
Both contribute positively or negatively to any state of sexual responsivity but have no biological demand to function in a complementary manner.
With the reminder that finite analysis of male sexual capacity and physiological response also has attracted little scientific interest in the past.
Compare Male And Female
It should be reemphasized that similarities rather than differences are frequently more significant in comparing male and female sexual responses. By intent, the focus of this topic is directed toward the human female, but much of what is to be said can and does apply to the human male.
The bio-physically and psychosocially based systems of influence that naturally coexist in any woman have the capacity if not the biological demand to function in mutual support.
Obviously, there is an interdigitation of systems that reinforce the natural facility of each to function effectively. However, there is no factor of human survival or internal biological need defined for the female that is totally dependent upon a complementary interaction of these two systems.
Unfortunately, they frequently compete for dominance in problems of sexual dysfunction.
When the human female is exposed to negative influences under circumstances of individual susceptibility, she is vulnerable to any form of psychosocial or biophysical conditioning, i.e., the formation of man’s individually unique sexual value systems.
Based on how an individual woman internalizes the prevailing psychosocial influence, her sexual value system may or may not reinforce her natural capacity to function sexually.
One need only remember that sexual function can be displaced from its natural context temporarily or even for a lifetime to realize the concept’s import.
Women cannot erase their psychosocial sexuality and sexual identity, being female, but they can deny their biophysical capacity for natural sexual functioning by conditioned or deliberately controlled physical or psychological withdrawal from sexual exposure.
Yet a woman’s conscious denial of biophysical capacity rarely is a completely successful venture, for her physiological capacity for sexual response infinitely surpasses that of man.
Indeed, her significantly greater susceptibility to negatively based psychosocial influences may imply the existence of a natural state of psycho-sexual-social balance between the sexes that has been culturally established to neutralize a woman’s biophysical superiority.
The specifics of the human female’s physiological reactions to effective levels of sexual tension have been described in detail, but brief clinical consideration of these reactive principles is in order.
For women, as for men, the 3 specific total-body responses to elevated levels of sexual tension are:
- Increased myotonia or muscle tension
- Generalized vasocongestion, pooling of blood in tissues
- Sex flush and breast enlargement.
When clinical attention is directed toward female orgasmic dysfunction, one particular biological area, the pelvic structures is of the moment.
Specific evidence has been accumulated from the incidence of both myotonia and vasocongestion in the female’s pelvis.