The Dual Control Model: Current Status and Future Directions

@article{Bancroft2009TheDC,
  title={The Dual Control Model: Current Status and Future Directions},
  author={J. H. J. Bancroft and Cynthia Ann Graham and Erick Janssen and Stephanie A. Sanders},
  journal={The Journal of Sex Research},
  year={2009},
  volume={46},
  pages={121 - 142}
}
The Dual Control Model proposes that sexual responses involve an interaction between sexual excitatory and sexual inhibitory processes. The model further postulates that individuals vary in their propensity for both sexual excitation and sexual inhibition, and that such variations help us to understand much of the variability in human sexuality. The development of psychometrically validated instruments for measuring such propensities for men (Sexual Inhibition/Sexual Excitation Scales) and for… Expand
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