Sexual experience and conditioned place preference in male rats.

  title={Sexual experience and conditioned place preference in male rats.},
  author={Francisco J. Camacho and Cristabel Sandoval and Ra{\'u}l G Paredes},
  journal={Pharmacology, biochemistry, and behavior},
  volume={78 3},
We have previously shown that sexual behavior induces a reward state, as evaluated by conditioned place preference (CPP), only when males or females are able to control the rate of sexual interaction. In the present experiment, we evaluated if male rats that are repeatedly tested in a situation in which they are not able to control the sexual interaction eventually develop CPP. Three groups of sexually naïve male rats were used. One group never mated. A second group was tested once a week for… CONTINUE READING

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