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Saffron Raymie
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Hey there,

I tried doing a search on this, and it's probably not true, but, on the whole, do XX chromosome people reach full arousal at a slightly slower rate than those with the XY structure? I know everyone's individual, but just on the whole?

I've also heard it takes slightly longer for XX to reach orgasm on the whole than those with a penis?

[ 03-14-2011, 07:04 PM: Message edited by: RaeRay2112 ]

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I've never seen any hard data which showed that difference in arousal between XX's and XYs. Most likely that's because desire and arousal is VERY situational, rather than being about gender, and really doesn't have speeds like that.

In terms of your second question, folks with penises versus folks with vulvas so tend to reach orgasm more quickly, on average, though the difference is usually by just a few minutes in broad data.

[ 03-14-2011, 07:43 PM: Message edited by: Heather ]

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Saffron Raymie
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Thanks Heather! So just to clear up my mixed up view of things, if a person with a vulva and person with a penis both felt the exact same amount of desire, the penis wouldn't be fully at sexual arousal before the clitoris fully swells? I know everyone's body is different but it's not a sex thing? No different blood flow? I think I've internalised some misinformation from some place.

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Hmm. It's tricky to answer this, but let me try.

First of all, arousal isn't just about desire. It's also about relaxation, stimulation, a whole host of psychological issues, about how any given person's body works uniquely at any given time (having a penis and having a vulva are only one kind of difference), both in general and from day-to-day, about sexual history and other things I'm probably spacing out myself. Arousal is also whole body, not just genital.

So, I don't even know how we'd be able to study and conclude what you posited, because it's not like we could set something up where we make all of those things the same for a big group of people with vulvas and penises. Even if we did, we should expect to see very different results in the whole group because all of our sexualities are so very different as individuals.
Know what I mean?

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I do. Enlightening response as always [Smile]

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If it wasn't so complicated, it'd be a lot less interesting. [Razz]

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