Sex Roles (2009) 61:592–595 DOI 10.1007/s11199-009-9650-4 BOOK REVIEW The Psychophysiology of Sex: Finally a Book on Psychophysiology for the Sex Researcher The Psychophysiology of Sex (The Kinsey Institute Series). Edited by Erick Janssen, Bloomington, Indiana, Indiana University Press, 2007. 527 pp. $65.00 (hardcover). ISBN-13: 978-0-253-34898-2 Alessandra H. Rellini & Carolyn M. Dundon Published online: 23 May 2009 Springer Science + Business Media, LLC 2009 In 2003, a group of approximately 30 experts and a handful The six topics discussed at the conference cover (1) the neurobiology of the sexual response, (2) theoretical of their students from several European and American countries held the first meeting exclusively dedicated to the perspectives, (3) learning processes and subjective experien- discussion of sexual psychophysiology. The meeting of ces, (4) sexual motivation, (5) sexual function and dysfunction, sexual psychophysiologists, sitting around a large circle of and (6) gender, sexual orientation and paraphilia. tables at the Kinsey Institute, provided the first opportunity It becomes evident starting from the first few papers on for the researchers to openly discuss, criticize and add to the neurobiology and the physiology of the sexual response each other’s research. The consensus at the end of the (Part 1), that the
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