10-30 seconds after arousal
Vagina becomes lubricated. It also expands and lengthens.
Swelling of the outer lips, inner lips, clitoris and breasts
The heart rate quickens, muscle tension increases and breathing rate is faster.
STAGE 2- PLATEAU
Can last several minutes
Clitoris disappears into its hood.
Opening to the vagina narrows
Generally only lasts a few seconds
Vagina walls vibrates rhythmically
breathing becomes must faster
Blood vessel engorgement reaches a peak
Reasoning center in brain shuts down
STAGE 4- RESOLUTION
Can last up to 30 minutes
Uterus and clitoris return to their normal positions
Some women are capable of a rapid return to the orgasm phase with further sexual stimulation and may experience multiple orgasms