Archives of Sexual Behavior

, Volume 3, Issue 6, pp 577–584 | Cite as

Psychosexual stimulation and plasma testosterone in man

  • Karl M. Pirke
  • Götz Kockott
  • Franz Dittmar

Abstract

Plasma testosterone was measured every 15 min for 3 1/2 hr in eight male subjects before, during, and after the showing of a sexually explicit movie. There was an average increase of 35% in testosterone. The maximum concentration was observed 60–90 min after the end of the film. No increase was found in eight control subjects who saw a sexually neutral film.

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© Plenum Publishing Corporation 1974

Authors and Affiliations

  • Karl M. Pirke
    • 1
  • Götz Kockott
    • 1
  • Franz Dittmar
    • 1
  1. 1.Max-Planck-Institut für PsychiatrieMünchenFederal Republic of Germany

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