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Biological aspects of sexuality

Research into human sexuality

Sigmund Freud, the Austrian psychologist (1856 to 1939), was the first scientist of note to talk of female sexuality. Freud’s methods were based on...

Sexual responsiveness is a male characteristic

Males of all species have an instinct to mate that females do not have. A man’s sex drive to engage in intercourse involves both...

Responsibility for contraception and abortion

The (contraceptive) pill, taken on a daily basis by a woman, contains hormones that stop her ovaries producing eggs. A condom, worn by the...

The female erectile sex organ (or phallus)

In the absence of testosterone, the genital tubercle forms the female phallus, called the clitoris. The clitoris consists of the glans and the internal...

Responsiveness varies between individuals

Research indicates that there is a huge range in responsiveness (frequency with which we orgasm) for both sexes that defines normal. Even extreme frequencies...

Diversity: our sex, our personality and our gender

Sexuality includes our sex, our personality and our gender. The reason we have two sexes is for diversity. Some people like being different. They...

The male erectile sex organ (or phallus)

A man’s sex organ (penis) is separate from his internal reproductive anatomy (testes and glands). The penis has three main functions. Firstly men use their...