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Female genito-pelvic reflexes: an overview

Spoelstra, S. K., Nijhuis, E. R., Schultz, W. C. M. W. & Georgiadis, J. R., 2019, In : Sexual and relationship therapy. 34, 1, p. 121-130 10 p.

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The female reproductive system includes an active and responsive genital tract that shows involuntary activity triggered by sexual arousal, genital stimulation and/or orgasm. This pelvic and perineal somatic and autonomic reflex muscle activity ("genito-pelvic reflexes") may be an important constituent of the female sexual response. The aim of this study was to review the literature critically on female genito-pelvic reflexes. Only a small number of studies (15) have been published on this issue. More neurophysiological research is needed to search for the implications of these genito-pelvic reflexes for female sexual (dys)function.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)121-130
Number of pages10
JournalSexual and relationship therapy
Volume34
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2019

    Keywords

  • Genital reflexes, vaginal reflexes, sexual reflexes, pelvic floor contractions, CLITORALLY-INDUCED ORGASM, SPINAL-CORD-INJURY, VAGINAL DISTENSION, SEXUAL FUNCTION, IDENTIFICATION, PRESSURE, WOMEN, STIMULATION, PHYSIOLOGY, RECEPTORS

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