Differential use of sensory information in sexual behavior as a function of gender

@article{Herz1997DifferentialUO,
  title={Differential use of sensory information in sexual behavior as a function of gender},
  author={R. Herz and Elizabeth D. Cahill},
  journal={Human Nature},
  year={1997},
  volume={8},
  pages={275-286}
}
Olfactory information is critical to mammalian sexual behavior. Based on parental investment theory the relative importance of olfaction compared with vision, touch, and hearing should be different for human males and females. In particular, because of its link to immunological profile and offspring viability, odor should be a more important determinant of sexual choice and arousal for females than for males. To test this hypothesis a questionnaire was developed and administered to 332 adults… Expand
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