Archives of Sexual Behavior

, Volume 5, Issue 2, pp 125–132

Orgasmic frequency and plasma testosterone levels in normal human males

  • Helena C. Kraemer
  • Heather B. Becker
  • H. Keith H. Brodie
  • Charles H. Doering
  • Rudolf H. Moos
  • David A. Hamburg
Article

DOI: 10.1007/BF01541869

Cite this article as:
Kraemer, H.C., Becker, H.B., Brodie, H.K.H. et al. Arch Sex Behav (1976) 5: 125. doi:10.1007/BF01541869

Abstract

Twenty males participated in a 2-month study examining the relationship between 8 a.m. plasma testosterone levels and orgasmic frequency. Within subjects, higher levels of testosterone are associated with periods of sexual activity. Over subjects, however, the direction of the relationship is reversed. Mean testoster-one levels were higher for sexually less active individuals.

Key words

testosterone orgasmic frequency sexual activity 

Copyright information

© Plenum Publishing Corporation 1976

Authors and Affiliations

  • Helena C. Kraemer
    • 1
  • Heather B. Becker
    • 1
  • H. Keith H. Brodie
    • 1
  • Charles H. Doering
    • 1
  • Rudolf H. Moos
    • 1
  • David A. Hamburg
    • 1
  1. 1.Laboratory of Stress and Conflict, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral SciencesStanford University School of MedicineStanfordUSA

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