, Volume 27, Issue 2, pp 197-207

Effects of Positive and Negative Mood on Sexual Arousal in Sexually Functional Males

Rent the article at a discount

Rent now

* Final gross prices may vary according to local VAT.

Get Access


Effects of positive and negative musical mood induction on subjective and objective sexual arousal were examined in a group of sexually functional males (N = 24). Subjects evidenced significantly greater objective and subjective sexual response in the positive mood induction condition relative to both baseline and a neutral control condition. In contrast, the negative mood induction condition yielded significantly less objective sexual arousal than baseline and a neutral control condition. Data provide additional empirical support for the hypothesized impact of mood on sexual arousal.