Sympatho‐Adrenomedullary Activity, Diuresis, and Emotional Reactions During Visual Sexual Stimulation in Human Females and Males

@article{Levi1969SympathoAdrenomedullaryAD,
  title={Sympatho‐Adrenomedullary Activity, Diuresis, and Emotional Reactions During Visual Sexual Stimulation in Human Females and Males},
  author={L. David Levi},
  journal={Psychosomatic Medicine},
  year={1969},
  volume={31},
  pages={251–268}
}
  • L. Levi
  • Published 1969
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Psychosomatic Medicine
&NA; A total of 53 female and 50 male students were shown a 1½‐hr film program preceded and followed by control periods of equal duration. Adrenaline and noradrenaline excretion increased significantly in both groups during the film period in relation to control levels before and after. During the film period, sexual arousal was the main emotional reaction reported by both sexes, the self‐rating scores as well as their increases, however, being significantly higher in the male group. This… Expand
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