Genetic and Environmental Effects on Sexual Excitation and Sexual Inhibition in Men

  title={Genetic and Environmental Effects on Sexual Excitation and Sexual Inhibition in Men},
  author={Markus Varjonen and Pekka Santtila and Maria H{\"o}glund and Patrick Jern and Ada Johansson and Ingrid Wager and Katarina Witting and Monica {\AA}lgars and N. Kenneth Sandnabba},
  journal={The Journal of Sex Research},
  pages={359 - 369}
The Sexual Inhibition and Sexual Excitation Scales (SIS/SES) measure the propensity for sexual inhibition and excitation in men. According to the theoretical model underlying the SIS/SES, sexual response and associated behavior depend on dual control mechanisms in the brain involving the balance of excitatory and inhibitory systems which impinge on sexual response. Previous research with the SIS/SES has indicated one higher-order excitatory factor and two higher-order inhibitory factors… 

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