Oral contraceptive use and female genital arousal: Methodological considerations

  title={Oral contraceptive use and female genital arousal: Methodological considerations},
  author={B. Seal and L. Brotto and B. Gorzalka},
  journal={The Journal of Sex Research},
  pages={249 - 258}
  • B. Seal, L. Brotto, B. Gorzalka
  • Published 2005
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • The Journal of Sex Research
  • This study explored effects of oral contraceptive pill (OCP) use on physiological sexual arousal as measured by a vaginal photoplethysmograph. Sixteen women aged 18–29 viewed audiovisual neutral and erotic stimuli before and an average of 6 weeks following the onset of OCP use. Although subjective measures of sexual arousal, including perceptions of genital arousal, significantly increased in response to erotic stimuli both before and after OCP onset, physiological sexual arousal only increased… CONTINUE READING
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