Empirical Sex: Female Sexual Arousal in the Laboratory and in the Bedroom

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Female Sexual Arousal in the

Laboratory and in the Bedroom


Roy J Levin


Sheffield


Human sexual arousal is commonly regarded as a highly personal and private behaviour but there are limited physical stimulations that activate it. The physical and nervous manifestations of its induction appear similar in individuals. We can study and even measure many of these biological events in the sexual physiology laboratory. The question arises, however, whether the data from such studies on the volunteers are a valid representation of what occurs during the private sexual arousal of individuals, in technical jargon – does it have ecological validity? The talk will examine the anatomy creating female arousal, the arousal phenomena and its measurements and compare the sexual arousal in the laboratory with those of the bedroom.

Dr Roy Levin, formerly Reader in Physiology in the Department of Biomedical Science, University of Sheffield, Yorkshire, England from 1977 until his retirement in 2000 thenbecame an Honorary Research Associate at the Sexual Physiology Laboratory, Porterbrook Clinic, Sheffield, England until December, 2015.

He is the author/co-author of numerous papers, reviews and book chapters on the physiology of sexual arousal/function in both sexes but his speciality is the human female. He was an elected member of the Physiological Society (1965-2000), a Director-at-Large (2001-2003) on the first Board of Directors of the International Society for the Study of Woman’s Sexual Health (ISSWSH) and has been an elected member of the International Academy of Sex Research since 1982. He served as the Female Research Update Editor of the European Society for Sexual and Impotence Research (ESSIR) Newsletter (2000-2003) and on the editorial boards of the International Journal of Impotence Research – The Journal of Sexual Medicine (2002- 2003), the Menopause Review (1999-2000) and was on the founding editorial board of the Journal of Sexual Medicine (2004-2005) to which he has now been reappointed (2014-). He has been an Associate Editor on the editorial board of Sexual and Relationship Therapy (the official journal of the College for Sexual and Relationship Therapy) since 2001. He is an invited speaker at numerous national and international conferences and has appeared in a number of television programmes on human sexuality. The World Association of Sexology (now World Association of Sexual Health) awarded him their Gold Medal at the 17 th World Congress of Sexology at Montreal in 2005 for his lifetime achievements to sexology and sexual health. He was the Executive Chair of the Local Scientific Committee that hosted the World Association of Sexual Health (WAS) Congress in Glasgow in June 2011 where he was awarded the honour of a Fellowship of the Sheffield Society for the Study of Sex and Relationships for his studies in the physiology of human sexual arousal. He was a member of the ISSWSH Committee on ‘Revising the sexual nomenclature for female sexual function and dysfunction (2013-2016) while the ESSM (European Society for Sexual Medicine) appointed him as Chair of the committee in 2013 to report on the ‘Physiology and Pathophysiology of woman’s sexual function’ for the 4 th International Consultation of Sexual Medicine, Madrid 2015. The report is in the Journal of Sexual Medicine (2016) The physiology of female sexual function and the pathophysiology of female sexual dysfunction. Vol 13,733-759. He became the Chair of the Gold Medal Awards Committee of the World Association of Sexual Health (WAS) in August 2015.








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