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Do women gain anything from coitus apart from pregnancy? Changes in the human female genital tract activated by coitus.
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PMID:  12735089     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
This article reviews critically studies that describe changes occurring in the female genital tract and pelvic musculature from sexual reflexes activated by stimuli that mimic coitus or induced by sexual arousal. I conclude that apart from the normal erotic pleasure, women gain and maintain vaginal and pelvic functionality from these and, subsequently, from coitus.
R J Levin
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of sex & marital therapy     Volume:  29 Suppl 1     ISSN:  0092-623X     ISO Abbreviation:  J Sex Marital Ther     Publication Date:  2003  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2003-05-08     Completed Date:  2003-06-18     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7502387     Medline TA:  J Sex Marital Ther     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  59-69     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Biomedical Science, University of Sheffield, Western Bank, Sheffield S10 2TN, United Kingdom.
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MeSH Terms
Clitoris / physiology
Coitus / psychology*
Genitalia, Female / physiology*
Muscle, Skeletal / physiology
Muscle, Smooth / physiology
Pelvis / physiology
Reflex / physiology
Vagina / physiology

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