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Adventures in Woman-Centered Sexuality: A Critique of Masters & Johnson’s Human Sexual Response Cycle

Written by on January 5, 2017 in Cultural Studies, Sexuality with 1 Comment
Adventures in Woman-Centered Sexuality: A Critique of Masters & Johnson’s Human Sexual Response Cycle

In 1966, William Masters and Virginia Johnson published Human Sexual Response in which they described a four-stage sequence of physiological changes that occur as people (in particular, heterosexual couples having penile-vaginal intercourse) engage in sexually stimulating activities. This “sexual response cycle” model was revolutionary at the time because there really wasn’t a systematic view of what went on biologically […]

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What’s Power Got to Do With It When It Comes to Women’s Sexuality?

Written by on November 30, 2016 in Sexuality with 0 Comments
What’s Power Got to Do With It When It Comes to Women’s Sexuality?

Inevitably, when a woman comes in complaining about having a low libido, I get curious about the power dynamics in the her relationship.  What dance is she and her partner (or partners) engaged in?  What is her relationship to power?  Does she have a sense of personal authority, both in her relationship and in the rest […]

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