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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
Current as of:
May 27, 2016
Sarah Marshall, MD - Family Medicine & Martin J. Gabica, MD - Family Medicine & Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine
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