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Stimuli contributing to the decrement in sexual receptivity of female golden hamsters (Mesocricetus auratus).

Author
Carter, Carol Sue, 1944-
Title
Stimuli contributing to the decrement in sexual receptivity of female golden hamsters (Mesocricetus auratus).
Format
Manuscript Online Resource
Published
1973.
Description
p. 827-834.
URL
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0003347273801083
Host item
Animal Behavior, vol.21
Summary
Stimuli capable of altering sexual receptivity in the female golden hamster were examined. Females receiving full copulatory stimulation from a normal male hamster or a combination of mounting by a male and mechanical vagino-cervical stimulation were almost totally unreceptive upon retest. Mounting alone or mechanical stimulation alone produced significantly smaller depressions in receptivity, but females receiving these treatments were less receptive than unmated females. The amount of stimulation received during intromissions-only from a male was also positively related to a depression in female receptivity. Thirty-six intromissions were adequate to produce maximal changes in receptivity. Ejaculation was not necessary to alter female behaviour. Increases in fighting generally accompanied decreases in receptivity.
Kinsey subjects
Animal sex behavior.

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Blmgtn - Kinsey Institute Library (by appointment only)
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X16409141
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