Friday, September 27, 2013

AFTER SEX EFFECT - NEUROLOGICAL AND BIOCHEMICAL MODELS

In neurological or biochemical terms, the after sex effect or refractory period could be linked to the release of oxytocin (one of  the peptide hormones) in the pituitary gland (in the center of the brain).

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oxytocin

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Refractory_period_(sex)

Another possible cause for the refractory period is the release of prolactin, which represses dopamine (dopamine is responsible for sexual arousal).

Prolactin is another peptide hormone

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peptide_hormone