An Integrative Theoretical Framework for Understanding Sexual Motivation, Arousal, and Behavior

  title={An Integrative Theoretical Framework for Understanding Sexual Motivation, Arousal, and Behavior},
  author={Frederick M. Toates},
  journal={The Journal of Sex Research},
  pages={168 - 193}
  • F. Toates
  • Published 17 March 2009
  • Psychology, Biology
  • The Journal of Sex Research
An integrative theoretical framework and model for understanding sexual motivation, arousal, and behavior is presented, combining the principles of incentive motivation theory and the hierarchical control of behavior. It is intended to stimulate discussion. The framework can serve as a “route map” in understanding the links between different component processes and their interactions, as well as the relations between different academic perspectives on understanding sexuality. It is suggested… 
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