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AppetiteNeural and Behavioural Bases$
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Charles R. Legg and David Booth

Print publication date: 1994

Print ISBN-13: 9780198547877

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198547877.001.0001

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Human male sexuality: appetite and arousal, desire and drive

Human male sexuality: appetite and arousal, desire and drive

(p.127) 6 Human male sexuality: appetite and arousal, desire and drive

R. J. Levin

Oxford University Press

This chapter examines the processes involved in sexual desire, sex drive, sexual appetite, and arousal in the human male. It provides a flow chart showing the possible interrelationships between sexual interest, desire, arousal, and fantasy. It explores the concepts of sexual arousal, sexual arousability, and sex motivation and investigates the factors affecting sexuality. It also outlines experimental approaches for studying sexual brain function and evaluates the relation between brain neurotransmitters and male sexuality activity.

Keywords:   human male, sexual desire, sex drive, sexual appetite, arousal, sexual interest, sexuality, brain function, neurotransmitters

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