An unknown male increases sexual incentive motivation and partner preference: Further evidence for the Coolidge effect in female rats

@article{VenturaAquino2016AnUM,
  title={An unknown male increases sexual incentive motivation and partner preference: Further evidence for the Coolidge effect in female rats},
  author={Elisa Ventura-Aquino and Jorge Ba{\~n}os-Araujo and A. Fern{\'a}ndez-Guasti and R. Paredes},
  journal={Physiology & Behavior},
  year={2016},
  volume={158},
  pages={54-59}
}
  • Elisa Ventura-Aquino, Jorge Baños-Araujo, +1 author R. Paredes
  • Published 2016
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Physiology & Behavior
  • The Coolidge effect is the resumption of copulatory behavior induced by a novel sexual partner that has been reported in several species. The term is also used in males when they resume mating when exposed to an unknown receptive female after they have reached sexual exhaustion. Only few studies have evaluated the Coolidge effect in females. In the present study we further evaluated this possibility using the sexual incentive motivation (SIM) and the partner preference (PP) tests… CONTINUE READING
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