Neurohormonal Control of Male Sexual Behavior

  • Lynwood G. Clemens
Part of the Advances in Behavioral Biology book series (ABBI, volume 11)


Testosterone not only sustains male sexual behavior in castrated male rats and induces male sexual responses in the female but also increases female responses (Whalen and Hardy, 1970; Pfaff, 1970). Similarly, estrogen facilitates sexual receptivity in both males and females and increases male sexual behavior in the gonadectomized rat (Pfaff, 1970).


Sexual Behavior Testosterone Propionate Estradiol Benzoate Dorsal Nerve Testosterone Propionate 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Lynwood G. Clemens
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  1. 1.Department of ZoologyMichigan State UniversityEast LansingUSA

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