Average Associations Between Sexual Desire, Testosterone, and Stress in Women and Men Over Time

  title={Average Associations Between Sexual Desire, Testosterone, and Stress in Women and Men Over Time},
  author={Jessica C. Raisanen and Sara B Chadwick and Nicholas Michael Michalak and Sari M. van Anders},
  journal={Archives of Sexual Behavior},
Abstract Sexual desire and testosterone are widely assumed to be directly and positively linked to each other despite the lack of supporting empirical evidence. The literature that does exist is mixed, which may result from a conflation of solitary and dyadic desire, and the exclusion of contextual variables, like stress, known to be relevant. Here, we use the Steroid/Peptide Theory of Social Bonds as a framework for examining how testosterone, solitary and partnered desire, and stress are… 

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