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References for Having Sex: What's really happening?


A lot of research went in to creating our animated video Having Sex: What's Really Happening. Though we had John Whyte, MD, MPH, vet our video, here's a list of our sources, in the order in which they appear in the video:

Romance + Attraction + Oxytocin = Love

Cocaine Increases Dopamine Release by Mobilization of a Synapsin-Dependent Reserve Pool

Nicotine Enhancement of Dopamine Release by a Calcium-Dependent Increase in the Size of the Readily Releasable Pool of Synaptic Vesicles

Action in the Limbic System

The Sexual-Response Cycle: What Happens to Our Bodies During Sex

10 Things You Don't Know About Kissing

The Science of Kissing: Author Sheril Kirshenbaum Discusses the History and Biology Behind Kissing

Having Sex After a Heart Attack

Cortisol, Sexual Arousal, and Affect in Response to Sexual Stimuli

Social Support and Oxytocin Interact to Suppress Cortisol and Subjective Responses to Psychosocial Stress.

10 Reasons to Have Sex Tonight

What Happens to Your Body When You Make Love

What Great Sex Does for Your Body

Assessment of Female Sexual Arousal: Response Specificity and Construct Validity

Effect of Sex on the Cardiovascular Response to Adrenaline in Humans

Stress: Brain and Body

Your Brain on Sex

Thank You, Doctors: The Average Sex Time Is Not as Long as You'd Think

Normal Sex Duration

The Female Orgasm

The Anatomy of an Orgasm

Dr. Sari Locker Answers Questions About the Female Orgasm

Do Orgasms Really Make Women Fall in Love?

The Male Orgasm

Anatomy of the Prostate Gland

Ejaculation Turns Off Men's Brains

Scientists See Women's Brains Switch Off During Sex

Why Do Guys Get Sleepy After Sex?

The Geography of Sex


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