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Abstract: Humans have the capacity to respond to sexual stimuli across the lifespan. Sexual responses are modified through interactive processes and manifest through sexual turn-on patterns. In this paper, the authors review the history of understanding sexual turn-on patterns in the professional literature. They discuss their preferred understandings of how these patterns arise and their preferred sex-positive ways to help people with them. This includes a discussion on using the understanding of learning languages to explain how sexual turn-on patterns are learnt. Like language, sexual feelings develop in many directions, depending on circumstances: as we happen to learn a language, so too we happen to 'learn' sexual turn-on patterns. As we cannot unlearn a language, we cannot unlearn a turn-on pattern. However, we can learn new languages. We can also learn new ways of being turned-on.

To cite this article: Benestad, Esben Esther Pirelli; Almas, Elsa and Weingarten, Kaethe. Sex positive ways of perceiving sexual turn-on patterns: part I - understanding [online]. International Journal of Narrative Therapy & Community Work, No. 1, 2015: 26-37. Availability: <http://search.informit.com.au/documentSummary;dn=061884227964213;res=IELHEA> ISSN: 1446-5019. [cited 26 Jun 16].

Personal Author: Benestad, Esben Esther Pirelli; Almas, Elsa; Weingarten, Kaethe; Source: International Journal of Narrative Therapy & Community Work, No. 1, 2015: 26-37 Document Type: Journal Article ISSN: 1446-5019 Subject: Sexology; Sex therapy; Sexual desire disorders; Man-woman relationships; Sexual excitement; Peer Reviewed: Yes Affiliation: (1) General Practice Doctor, Clinical Sexologist and Professor in Sexology, University of Agder, email: esben.esther@uia.no, mobile: +47 57533543
(2) Clinical Psychologist, Sexologist and Professor in Sexology, University of Agder

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