The sexual response cycle implies series of physical and emotional changes that occurs in the body when a person is sexually aroused which includes intercourse as well as masturbation.
Being aware of how the body reacts in different phases of arousal can help you determine what your partner may be wanting, thereby heightening the experience and better bonding. It can also help you solve certain sexual problems such as initiation of intercourse early in the arousal period and spending less time in foreplay. You and your partner will benefit by reading the body signs and prolonging pleasure for each other.
There are four phases of your body’s response to sexual arousal:
Both men and women experience this sequence of changes in their body but the duration and occurrence of these changes varies between them. On an average, men rush through these stages while women are slower in achieving orgasm. Speaking of orgasm, it is rare that both the partners experience orgasms simultaneously.
General changes in both sexes which ranges between a few minutes but can also extend for hours.
Many men have a wrong notion that a lubricated vagina is a sign that a woman is ready for penetration. Whereas a lubricated vagina in the initial stage of arousal only means a woman’s body is in the process of preparing for eventual sex.
In this phase, the changes in the body start becoming more intense. It is the phase between excitement and orgasm and on an average men experience this phase for a short duration. If men can somehow prolong this stage, it can help with the problem of premature ejaculation. This stage needs foreplay to be performed on both the partners especially the woman.
This phase is the peak of sexual arousal response of the body. Orgasm or climax is shorter in duration which lasts for a few seconds. All the sexual tension which was building up in the previous phases gets released at one go resulting in a forceful sensation called orgasm.