Who, What, Where, When (and Maybe Even Why)? How the Experience of Sexual Reward Connects Sexual Desire, Preference, and Performance

@article{Pfaus2012WhoWW,
  title={Who, What, Where, When (and Maybe Even Why)? How the Experience of Sexual Reward Connects Sexual Desire, Preference, and Performance},
  author={James G. Pfaus and Tod E Kippin and Genaro A Coria-Avila and H{\'e}l{\`e}ne Gelez and Veronica M. Afonso and Nafissa Ismail and Mayte Parada},
  journal={Archives of Sexual Behavior},
  year={2012},
  volume={41},
  pages={31-62}
}
Although sexual behavior is controlled by hormonal and neurochemical actions in the brain, sexual experience induces a degree of plasticity that allows animals to form instrumental and Pavlovian associations that predict sexual outcomes, thereby directing the strength of sexual responding. This review describes how experience with sexual reward strengthens the development of sexual behavior and induces sexually-conditioned place and partner preferences in rats. In both male and female rats… Expand
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