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={J. Pfaus and T. Kippin and G. Coria-Avila and H. Gelez and V. Afonso and N. Ismail and M. Parada},
  journal={Archives of Sexual Behavior},
  year={2012},
  volume={41},
  pages={31-62}
}
  • J. Pfaus, T. Kippin, +4 authors M. Parada
  • Published 2012
  • Medicine, Psychology
  • Archives of Sexual Behavior
  • 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… CONTINUE READING
    The human sexual response cycle: Brain imaging evidence linking sex to other pleasures
    • 202
    • Highly Influenced
    • PDF
    The role of oxytocin in male and female reproductive behavior.
    • 87
    • Highly Influenced
    Neurobiology of social attachments
    • 67
    • PDF
    Opioids and sexual reward
    • 27
    Is Internet Pornography Causing Sexual Dysfunctions? A Review with Clinical Reports
    • 63
    • PDF

    References

    Publications referenced by this paper.
    SHOWING 1-10 OF 428 REFERENCES
    A theory of Pavlovian conditioning : Variations in the effectiveness of reinforcement and nonreinforcement
    • 5,148
    • PDF
    Conditioning and Sexual Behavior: A Review
    • 316
    • PDF
    The Molecular Biology of Memory Storage: A Dialogue Between Genes and Synapses
    • 3,188
    • PDF
    Incentive-sensitization and addiction.
    • 1,182
    • PDF
    Pathways of sexual desire.
    • 438
    • PDF
    What do female rats like about sex? Paced mating
    • 207