Testing the mate-choice hypothesis of the female orgasm: disentangling traits and behaviours

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Sherlock, James M. ; Sidari, Morgan J. ; Harris, Emily Ann ; Barlow, Fiona Kate ; Zietsch, Brendan P. (2016)
  • Publisher: Co-Action Publishing
  • Journal: Socioaffective Neuroscience & Psychology, volume 6 (issn: 2000-9011, eissn: 2000-9011)
  • Related identifiers: pmc: PMC5084725, doi: 10.3402/snp.v6.31562
  • Subject: relationships | Research Article | Neurosciences. Biological psychiatry. Neuropsychiatry | RC321-571 | sex | evolution; sex; partner choice; mating; relationships | partner choice | Orgasm: Neurophysiological, Psychological, and Evolutionary Perspectives | evolution | mating | Evolutionary Psychology; Female mate-choice

Background: The evolution of the female orgasm in humans and its role in romantic relationships is poorly understood. Whereas the male orgasm is inherently linked to reproduction, the female orgasm is not linked to obvious reproductive or survival benefits. It also occu... View more
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