Learn About Sexuality

Biological aspects of sexuality

Sexuality is about reproduction (including raising children to maturity), our sex and gender; responsiveness, orientation and personality; and about appreciating the sexual anatomy & development of both genders.

Sexual responsiveness is a male characteristic

Reproduction involves the biology whereby a man impregnates a woman. A man’s arousal cycle is an essential (and so automatic) part of this process. Responsiveness including erection, ejaculation of sperm and the associated orgasm are all key aspects of male sexuality. When boys first start ejaculating, they have the highest responsiveness of any time in…

Intercourse is the heterosexual lovemaking act

The proper word for lovemaking is intercourse. During puberty hormones cause boys to experience arousal, which means that they feel excited when they think about someone they find attractive. When he is aroused, a boy’s penis becomes erect and hyper-sensitive in a way that makes it very pleasurable to touch. Initially some boys stimulate themselves…

Female sexuality is defined by young women

There is little mystery to male sexuality. We have a good knowledge of how men enjoy sexual pleasure because of the evidence from pornography and prostitution. Female sexuality has always been more controversial. Given the difficulty in identifying female arousal and orgasm, as soon as these phenomena became known, men assumed they must occur as…

The female sex organ and reproductive anatomy

Unlike a man, a woman has separate anatomy for urination (the urethra), reproduction (the vagina) and orgasm (the clitoris). These three functions are all combined for a man and provided by the penis. The female reproductive organs include the ovaries (where the eggs are held until they mature when they are released one at a…

How we know that someone has had an orgasm

Orgasm involves genital secretions (cervical and male glands), tumescence (increased blood flow in the whole body as well as the sex organ), rhythmic pelvic thrusts, muscular contractions and a release of nervous energy. We discover orgasm because we have the capability. No one teaches us how to orgasm. Responsiveness is sporadic and occurs randomly depending…

Sexual attraction & commitment to a relationship

We are attracted to others at some level even when we are just friends. Some people have many platonic relationships with the opposite sex. Others find that they lose interest in such friendships unless they become sexual. They have the expectation that eventually someone should be attracted to them. This depends on a person’s personality…