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The Steroid/Peptide Theory of Social Bonds: Integrating testosterone and peptide responses for classifying social behavioral contexts
Hormones, and hormone responses to social contexts, are the proximate mechanisms of evolutionary pathways to pair bonds and other social bonds. Testosterone (T) is implicated in tradeoffs relevant toExpand
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Testosterone and partnering are linked via relationship status for women and ‘relationship orientation’ for men
Cross-cultural evidence links pair bonding and testosterone (T). We investigated what factors account for this link, how casual relationships are implicated, and whether gender/sex moderates theseExpand
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Dyadic associations between testosterone and relationship quality in couples
Testosterone is thought to be positively associated with "mating effort", or the initiation and establishment of sexual relationships (Wingfield et al., 1990). Yet, because testosterone is negativelyExpand
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Defining Pleasure: A Focus Group Study of Solitary and Partnered Sexual Pleasure in Queer and Heterosexual Women
Solitary and partnered sexuality are typically depicted as fundamentally similar, but empirical evidence suggests they differ in important ways. We investigated how women’s definitions of sexualExpand
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Measurement of Testosterone in Human Sexuality Research: Methodological Considerations
Testosterone (T) and other androgens are incorporated into an increasingly wide array of human sexuality research, but there are a number of issues that can affect or confound research outcomes. ThisExpand
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Sexual arousal and desire: interrelations and responses to three modalities of sexual stimuli.
INTRODUCTION Traditionally, sexual desire is understood to occur spontaneously, but more recent models propose that desire responds to sexual stimuli. AIMS To experimentally assess whether sexualExpand
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Sexual Modulation of Testosterone: Insights for Humans from Across Species
Testosterone (T) is generally understood to influence sexual behavior, but how T responds to sexuality is less well characterized across vertebrate species. Here, we review and synthesize findings onExpand
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Sexy thoughts: Effects of sexual cognitions on testosterone, cortisol, and arousal in women
Previous research suggests that sexual stimuli increase testosterone (T) in women and shows inconsistent effects of sexual arousal on cortisol (C), but effects of cognitive aspects of arousal, ratherExpand
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Sexual Thoughts: Links to Testosterone and Cortisol in Men
Sexual stimuli increase testosterone (T) or cortisol (C) in males of a variety of species, including humans, and just thinking about sex increases T in women. We investigated whether sexual thoughtsExpand
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Effects of gendered behavior on testosterone in women and men
Significance Human biology is typically studied within the framework of sex (evolved, innate factors) rather than gender (sociocultural factors), despite some attention to nature/nurtureExpand
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