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Int J Impot Res. 2002 Apr;14(2):133-5.

Absence of orgasm-induced prolactin secretion in a healthy multi-orgasmic male subject.

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Department of Medical Psychology, University Clinic of Essen, Germany.

Abstract

In several studies we have recently demonstrated that orgasm induces prolactin secretion in healthy males and females. This suggests that prolactin may form a feedback regulator of the refractory period following orgasm. To examine this position we investigated the prolactin response of a healthy multi-orgasmic male subject. Blood was drawn continuously during masturbation-induced orgasm. The prolactin response of the case-subject was compared with that of nine healthy adult men with a normal refractory period. The case-subject showed no prolactin response to three orgasms. Data from this multi-orgasmic subject support the hypothesized role of plasma prolactin in contributing to sexual-satiation mechanisms.

PMID:
11979330
DOI:
10.1038/sj.ijir.3900823
[Indexed for MEDLINE]
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