Testing the Affiliation Hypothesis of Homoerotic Motivation in Humans: The Effects of Progesterone and Priming

@article{Fleischman2015TestingTA,
  title={Testing the Affiliation Hypothesis of Homoerotic Motivation in Humans: The Effects of Progesterone and Priming},
  author={D. S. Fleischman and D. Fessler and Argine Evelyn Cholakians},
  journal={Archives of Sexual Behavior},
  year={2015},
  volume={44},
  pages={1395-1404}
}
  • D. S. Fleischman, D. Fessler, Argine Evelyn Cholakians
  • Published 2015
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Archives of Sexual Behavior
  • The frequency of homoerotic behavior among individuals who do not identify as having an exclusively homosexual sexual orientation suggests that such behavior potentially has adaptive value. Here, we define homoerotic behavior as intimate erotic contact between members of the same sex and affiliation as the motivation to make and maintain social bonds. Among both male and female nonhuman primates, affiliation is one of the main drivers of homoerotic behavior. Correspondingly, in humans, both… CONTINUE READING
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