Sex differences and similarities in frequency and intensity of sexual desire

  title={Sex differences and similarities in frequency and intensity of sexual desire},
  author={Pamela C. Regan and Leah Rawls Atkins},
  journal={Social Behavior and Personality},
Only within the past decade have social scientists commonly recognized the phenomenon of sexual desire as a distinct and vital component of human sexual response. Of the various factors believed to be associated with sexual desire, gender (biological sex) is presumed by many theorists to be one of the most important. Limited empirical work suggests that men experience desire more frequently than do women; however, sex differences in intensity or level of desire have yet to be examined. This… 

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