The biological basis of female sexuality.

  title={The biological basis of female sexuality.},
  author={Alessandra Graziottin},
  journal={International clinical psychopharmacology},
  volume={13 Suppl 6},
Human sexuality has three main roots: biological, motivational-affective-relational, and cognitive. Unfortunately, in women, the biological dimension is usually disregarded. Hormones are necessary, but not sufficient, factors to maintain a satisfying human libido. In women, oestrogens prime the central nervous system, acting as neurotrophic and psychotrophic factors throughout life. They also prime the sensory organs, including the skin with its sebaceous and sweat glands, which are the key… CONTINUE READING