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Oxytocin and Sexual-Behavior

The neurohypophyseal hormone oxytocin has been implicated in many aspects of reproduction including sexual behavior. This review considers the hypotheses that oxytocin and/or the neural events surrounding the release of oxytocin may have behavioral effects during sexual arousal, orgasm, sexual satiety and other aspects of sociosexual interactions


Carter Porges, C. (1992). Oxytocin and Sexual-Behavior. Neuroscience & Biobehavioral Reviews, 16(2), 131-144. https://doi.org/10.1016/S0149-7634(05)80176-9