Sexual behavior frequency and menstrual cycle length in mature premenopausal women

  title={Sexual behavior frequency and menstrual cycle length in mature premenopausal women},
  author={Winnifred Cutler and Celso-Ram{\'o}n Garc{\'i}a and Abba M. Krieger},
Effects of age and non-hormonal contraception on menstrual cycle characteristics.
  • L. Dennerstein, G. Gotts, J. Brown
  • Medicine
    Gynecological endocrinology : the official journal of the International Society of Gynecological Endocrinology
  • 1997
It was concluded that cycle length decreases with age due to shortening of the follicular phase, with non-intrusive contraception users aged 30 years and younger had significantly longer follicular phases than did women with tubal ligation.
Coitus and menstruation in perimenopausal women.
Women who abstained from sex during menses were not less regular in coital activity at other times nor did the data reveal them to be less orgasmic than women who did not abstain, suggesting an association between coitus during menstruation and longer and/or heavier menstrual flow.
Relationships among sexual behavior, hot flashes, and hormone levels in perimenopausal women
It was concluded that a close association exists between increasing irregularity of menstrual cycles, hot flashes, declining estradiol levels, and declining frequency of intercourse during the perimenopause.
Controlled Studies on Women Presenting with Sexual Drive Disorder: I. Endocrine Status
  • A. Riley
  • Medicine, Biology
    Journal of sex & marital therapy
  • 2000
A single mid-cycle blood sample was obtained from 15 premenopausal female patients presenting with lifelong absence of sexual drive and from a control group of women with intact sexual drive, finding that average coital frequency correlates with free testosterone index.


Rise in female-initiated sexual activity at ovulation and its suppression by oral contraceptives.
Married women who used contraceptive devices other than oral contraceptives experienced a significant increase in their sexual behavior at the time of ovulation, and women using oral contraceptives did not show a rise in female-initiated sexual activity at the corresponding time in their menstrual cycles.
Measurement of serum LH, FSH, estradiol and progesterone in disorders of the human menstrual cycle: the inadequate luteal phase.
It is suggested that inadequate corpus luteum progesterone secretion may be characteristic of the menstrual cycles in oligomenorrheic, obese infertile women.
Distribution of Coitus in the Menstrual Cycle
L Laboratory studies of several species of primates show a periodicity of sexual behaviour within the menstrual rhythm with increased sexual behaviour occurring at mid-cycle when ovulation is believed to occur.
Variation of the human menstrual cycle through reproductive life.
Determining the pattern of variation in menstrual history for anticipated intervals needs further study, and the practice of birth control through the use of rhythm methods alone must introduce elements of uncertainty which are serious problems.
Effects of coitus on gonadotropin, prolactin and sex steroid levels in man.
There is no evidence that reflex gonadotropin release or ovulation occurs following coitus in man, and coitus and/or accompanying breast manipulation may result in prolactin release in women.
Serum gonadotropin and steroid patterns during the normal menstrual cycle.
Hormonal control of female sexual behavior in the rat