Hormonal predictors of sexual motivation in natural menstrual cycles

@article{Roney2013HormonalPO,
  title={Hormonal predictors of sexual motivation in natural menstrual cycles},
  author={James R. Roney and Zachary L. Simmons},
  journal={Hormones and Behavior},
  year={2013},
  volume={63},
  pages={636-645}
}
Little is known regarding which hormonal signals may best predict within- and between-women variance in sexual motivation among naturally cycling women. To address this, we collected daily saliva samples across 1-2 menstrual cycles from a sample of young women; assayed samples for estradiol, progesterone, and testosterone; and also collected daily diary reports of women's sexual behavior and subjective sexual desire. With respect to within-cycle, day-to-day fluctuations in subjective desire, we… Expand
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