Female arousal

Q: When a female is sexually excited, what physical characteristics happen?

Dr. Klein: Sexual excitement is typically accompanied by one or more of the following: increased heart and pulse rate, reddening of the skin, nipples getting erect and more sensitive, lubrication of the vagina, erection of the clitoris, and an increase in the threshold of pain. Later stages of excitement can also include arching the back, clutching of fingers or toes, and a desire to bite or grab, or be bitten or grabbed. If you have a partner and you’re curious about her excitement pattern, ask her–she’s the expert on her body, not me.


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