Archives of Sexual Behavior

, Volume 5, Issue 2, pp 125–132 | Cite as

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

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 

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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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