There is a common belief that women need more time to achieve arousal.
However, recent scientific research has shown that there is no considerable difference for the time men and women require to become fully aroused.
Scientists from Mc Gill University Health Centre in Montreal (in Canada) used the method of thermal imaging to record baseline temperature change in genital area to define the time necessary for sexual arousal.
Researchers studied the time required for an individual to reach the peak of sexual arousal while watching sexually explicit movies or pictures and came to the conclusion that on average women and men took almost the same time for sexual arousal — around 10 minutes.
Mental stimuli and physical stimuli such as touch, and the internal fluctuation of hormones, can influence sexual arousal.
This may in turn make the person desire direct sexual stimulation of the breasts, nipples, buttocks and/or genitals, and further sexual activity.Sexual arousal (also sexual excitement) is the arousal of sexual desire, during or in anticipation of sexual activity.A number of physiological responses occur in the body and mind as preparation for sexual intercourse and continue during it.Some people feel embarrassed by sexual arousal and some are sexually inhibited.Some people do not feel aroused on every occasion that they are exposed to erotic stimuli, nor act in a sexual way on every arousal.