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With respect to its impact on the sexual response cycle, it is important to understand that alcohol is a central nervous system depressant that slows down brain functioning, respiration, and circulation (Peugh & Belenko, 2001).
Psychosexual dysfunctions, characterized by inhibitions in sexual desire or the physiological changes that characterize the sexual response cycle, are undiagnosable in children, although there is reason to assume that they may be manifest.
Sipski, Alexander and Rosen (2001) have investigated the effects that psychogenic factors can have on the traditional sexual response cycle in women.
She proposed an important fifth stage to the sexual response cycle in the late 1970s that she called desire.