Shifting focus.

For most people, the recent passing of a woman named Virginia Johnson sounds fairly irrelevant to their lives. But if you read about her research and accomplishments alongside a man named Dr. William Masters, it is clear that her contributions have paved the way for better understanding and treatment of sexual issues that frequently affect …

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Attachment theory.

Attachment theory is the best way to understand love and romantic relationships. “Pioneered by psychologist John Bowlby in the 1950′s, the field of attachment posits that each of us behaves in relationships in one of three distinct ways: Anxious — people are often preoccupied with their relationships and tend to worry about their partners ability to …

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Human sexual response.

Masters and Johnson (1970), the pioneering sex researchers, described a woman’s cycles of sexual arousal as having several phases. They believed that women moved through each phase in a linear fashion. They called this cycle the “human sexual response cycle.” The phases are described as: the excitement phase: this phase is marked by an elevated …

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