Men And Women 's Sexual Desire

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Are men and women’s sexual desire the same as we get older or is it just a myth that a women’s desire decreases as we get older? It has been my experience that conversations with other women tend to always lead into when we “had” to have sex last. Most of the women I talk to about this topic do not enjoy sex as much as they once used to. The significant other seems to want to have sex much more than the female does. I understand this does not include everyone. One of my goals for this class was to find out why this decline happens more significantly to woman, and if there is anything that can be done to fix that decline. How our body is influenced and responds sexually is based off many factors. Our brain, senses, hormones, level of intimacy and age are a few of the main factors. “The limbic system is a structure located in the subcortical area of our brain.” (Our Sexuality, pg 148). Structures among that area, hypothalamus, amygdala and hippocampus affect our emotion and sexual motivation. (Our Sexuality, pg 148). They hypothalamus is the structure that is responsible for production of hormones. The area that controls our emotions is the amygdala. This area also receives the input from our senses. Particular senses may heighten or hinder our sexual arousal. Also in the limbic system are certain neurotransmitters that affect our sexual arousal. “Dopamine promotes sexual arousal whereas, serotonin can hinder sexual arousal.” (Our Sexuality, pg 148).
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