Archives of Sexual Behavior

, Volume 8, Issue 3, pp 263–267

Color as a variable in making an erotic film more arousing

Authors

  • R. W. High
    • Rehabilitation Institute and the School of MedicineSouthern Illinois University at Carbondale
  • H. B. Rubin
    • Rehabilitation Institute and the School of MedicineSouthern Illinois University at Carbondale
  • Donald Henson
    • Rehabilitation Institute and the School of MedicineSouthern Illinois University at Carbondale
Article

DOI: 10.1007/BF01541242

Cite this article as:
High, R.W., Rubin, H.B. & Henson, D. Arch Sex Behav (1979) 8: 263. doi:10.1007/BF01541242

Abstract

Eight adult male subjects participated in a counterbalanced, repeated-measures design to determine the relative efficacy of color and black-and-white visual sexual stimuli in eliciting sexual arousal, as objectively measured by a mercury-in-rubber strain gauge transducer. There were no consistent or significant differences in either the intensity or the pattern of penile responding during color and black-and-white presentations of the same film.

Key words

erotic filmspenile tumescencesexual arousaltransducerplethysmographyheterosexuality

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