Curr Sex Health Rep (2017) 9:262–270 https://doi.org/10.1007/s11930-017-0131-4 PRECLINICAL AND PSYCHOPHYSIOLOGY (F GUARRACI AND L MARSON, SECTION EDITORS) The Role of Ovarian Hormones and the Medial Amygdala in Sexual Motivation 1 2 Mary K. Holder & Jessica A. Mong Published online: 16 October 2017 Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2017 Abstract motivation and could lead to the development of therapeutics Purpose Although research into the neurobiology of sexual to treat the dysfunctions of sexual desire in women. desire in women is active, relatively little is understood about . . . the origins of sexual motivation in women. The purpose of our Keywords Estradiol Progesterone Progesterone receptor . . review is to discuss factors that influence a central sexual Proceptive behavior Dopamine receptor Dopamine motivational state and generalized arousal as potential drivers of sexual motivation in women and female rats. Recent Findings Sexual motivation is the product of interac- Introduction tions of the central motive state and salient sexually relevant cues. Ovarian hormones and generalized arousal influence the Sexuality in women is a highly complex process that requires central motive state, and endogenous levels of estradiol and the integration of psychological, physiological, and external progesterone correlate with sexual motivation and behavior in
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