REFRACTORY PHASE By N., Pam M.S. - April 28, 2013 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 VULVAL ORGASM VAGINAL ORGASM MULTIPLE ORGASM ORGASTIC IMPOTENCE ORGASTIC POTENCY BISEXUAL BEHAVIOR SADISM MALE ORGASMIC DISORDER ORGASM ALLIANCE Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "REFRACTORY PHASE," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 28, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/refractory-phase/ (accessed August 8, 2020).