REFRACTORY PHASE By N., Sam M.S. - 12 The recovery phase following orgasm, during which sexual arousal or orgasm is impossible. Only pertains to male responses, as females can attain immediate additional arousal and multiple orgasms. REFRACTORY PHASE: "The refractory phase increases in length as males age." Related Psychology Terms SEXUAL DEVIATIONS (GENERAL) VULVAL ORGASM Counselor's Role in Emergency Teams HOMOSEXUALITY (ETIOLOGY AND THERAPY) ADOLESCENCE (Theories) ORGONE THERAPY (Vegetother- apy) Evaluation of a Qualitative Study DREAM-STATE (D-STATE, REM- STATE) NYMPHOMANIA (Andromania) Dissociative Identity Disorder Cite this page: N., Sam M.S., "REFRACTORY PHASE," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 28, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/refractory-phase/ (accessed May 20, 2022).