The Human Sexual Response

  • Shah Dupesh Khan
  • Karthik Gunasekaran


Sex remains highly controversial and is a major driving force for the human brain [1]. The brain is the master seat control for all sexual behaviour. Human beings are sexual through a better part of their entire lives [1]. Sexuality of humans manifests in different ways with increasing age. Despite the controversies that surround human sex, for a majority of us, sex is a highly pleasurable process [2]. In the boarder context things, good sexual health definitely goes hand in hand with general wellness and good health [2]. But why engage in sex in the first place? Sex is definitely more wasteful compared to asexual modalities of reproduction [3]. Moreover sex and sexual reproduction are far less efficient in propagating a species as compared to asexual reproduction [3]. The exact answer however has eluded researchers for years despite excellent studies on animal sexual behaviour.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Shah Dupesh Khan
    • 1
  • Karthik Gunasekaran
    • 1
  1. 1.The Metromale Clinic and Fertility CenterChennaiIndia

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