The female sexual response is the series of feelings and physical sensations a woman has when she is sexually aroused. Every woman has her own sexual response pattern, which is likely to change over her lifetime.
Emotionally, the healthy sexual response includes feelings of desire, arousal or excitement, and then satisfaction. Many women do not feel desire until they are stimulated enough to become aroused.
Physically, a sexually aroused woman feels:
For a woman who has suffered abuse, it is common for the sexual response to be mixed with, or blocked by, fear, shame, anxiety, anger, or physical pain.
Primary Medical ReviewerSarah Marshall, MD - Family Medicine
Specialist Medical ReviewerKirtly Jones, MD - Obstetrics and Gynecology
Current as ofJune 4, 2014
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