Women's sexual experience during the menstrual cycle: Identification of the sexual phase by noninvasive measurement of luteinizing hormone

  title={Women's sexual experience during the menstrual cycle: Identification of the sexual phase by noninvasive measurement of luteinizing hormone},
  author={Susan B Bullivant and Sarah A. Sellergren and Kathleen Stern and Natasha A Spencer and Suma Jacob and Julie A. Mennella and Martha K. McClintock},
  journal={The Journal of Sex Research},
  pages={82 - 93}
Imprecise measures of ovulation obscure the relationship between women's sexuality and the menstrual cycle, as does studying women with different contraceptive goals in different social contexts. Here we present a novel noninvasive method to precisely pinpoint the preovulatory surge of Luteinizing Hormone (LH), demarcating hormonally distinct cycle phases with greater than 95% reliability. Women were more sexually active on days prior to and including the preovulatory (LH) surge. This pattern… 
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