Functional and dysfunctional sexual behavior : a synthesis by Anders Agmo

By Anders Agmo

This publication explores the complete outcomes of the dissociation among sexual behaviors and replica. one of the issues coated is the variation among the stereotyped sexual behaviors in non-human mammals and the stunning number of human sexual behaviors. The position of studying in shaping sexual behaviors is defined, and it truly is proven how specific sexual stories will be on the beginning of universal human sexual dysfunctions. Chapters on sexual incentives and a precis of the endocrine and important fearful keep watch over of sexual behaviors are integrated.

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F. (1976). Female orgasm and erotic fantasy. W. (1956). Behavior theory and conditioning. C. R. (1997). Functional neuroimages fail to discover pieces of mind in the parts of the brain. C. (2005). Biological function and dysfunction. M. ), pp. 878–902. , Ogden, G. R. (1992). Physiological correlates of imageryinduced orgasm in women. qxd 3/23/07 11:53 AM Page 30 C H A P T E R 2 An incentive motivational framework and the description of sexual behaviors 1 Sexual motivation: theoretical framework As was pointed out in Chapter 1, sexual motivation is not activated by endogenous events but by an external stimulus.

Writing or reading a book, for example, is neither of the two. 6 Differences and similarities between sex and other primary needs like food and drink Sex is normally included on the list of primary needs or drives. qxd 3/23/07 11:47 AM Page 23 DIFFERENCES / SIMILARITIES BETWEEN SEX AND OTHER PRIMARY NEEDS 23 reward and reinforcer will become obvious within a couple of chapters). However, it is not evident that sex should be lumped together with food, drink, need for oxygen, adequate temperature, defecation, micturition and avoidance of pain.

Both activities can easily induce ejaculation/orgasm in the absence of erection. In fact, impotence would probably be a rather non-significant problem if penile–vaginal intercourse were not the only acceptable sexual activity and, in popular as well as in expert belief, the most satisfying. Another group deprived of sexual activity consists of victims of physical handicaps making the exercise of penile–vaginal intercourse exceedingly difficult or outright impossible. Another important sequel of insisting on the association between sex and reproduction concerns the attitude towards the use of contraceptives.

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