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Sexology pp 159-166 | Cite as

Endocrine Aspects of Sexuality in the Elderly

  • A. K. Slob
Conference paper

Abstract

The interaction of categories and components of human sexual behavior is depicted in Fig.1. This scheme originated with Davidson et al. (1983). A few of his own words will elucidate. “Libido” comprises those aspects of sexuality which concern conscious experience. “Potency” encompasses those aspects which can be measured in the laboratory. The various components of sexual behavior/experience listed below the libido category are assessed through verbal report; those listed below the potency category via physical measurements.

Keywords

Sexual Behavior Sexual Activity Sexual Gratification Sexual Response Plasma Testosterone Level 
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© Springer-Verlag, Berlin Heidelberg 1988

Authors and Affiliations

  • A. K. Slob
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  1. 1.Department of Endocrinology, Growth and Reproduction, Faculty of MedicineErasmus UniversityRotterdamThe Netherlands

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