Associations between testosterone secretion and sexual activity in women

  title={Associations between testosterone secretion and sexual activity in women},
  author={S. Anders and L. Hamilton and N. Schmidt and N. Watson},
  journal={Hormones and Behavior},
  • S. Anders, L. Hamilton, +1 author N. Watson
  • Published 2007
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Hormones and Behavior
  • Some studies show an increase in testosterone (T) after sexual activity; this literature has inconsistent findings, focuses mostly on men, and does not employ control activities. The present study examined within-subject effects of intercourse versus control activities (cuddling; exercise) on salivary T. The initial sample included 49 women (mostly heterosexual), though not all participants returned all samples or engaged in all activities, leaving a smaller sample for endocrine analyses (n=16… CONTINUE READING
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