Relationships among cardiovascular, muscular, and oxytocin responses during human sexual activity

  title={Relationships among cardiovascular, muscular, and oxytocin responses during human sexual activity},
  author={M. Carmichael and V. Warburton and J. Dixen and J. Davidson},
  journal={Archives of Sexual Behavior},
  • M. Carmichael, V. Warburton, +1 author J. Davidson
  • Published 1994
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Archives of Sexual Behavior
  • To determine the psychophysiological correlates of hormonal response during sexual activity, systolic blood pressure (SBP), anal electromyography (EMG), and anal photoplethysmography (APG) were monitored continuously throughout testing in 13 women and 10 men. Each subject completed two or more tests of self-stimulation to 5 min beyond orgasm. Blood samples were obtained continuously for measurement of oxytocin (OT) levels. In both men and women, very high positive correlations were observed… CONTINUE READING
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