|What controls male sexual behavior?|| -Testosterone + stimuli. |
*testosterone works on sensory, integrative (memory), motor, and reward systems (see # 3).
*Medial preoptic area controls both appetitive and copulatory behavior in males.
|What controls female sexual behavior?|| -Estradiol + progestin/progesterone+ stimuli. |
-estradiol binds to ER alpha, which induces progestin receptors in the hypothalamus.
|absence of any of the above factors (in males or females) will...||...result in a lack of sexual behavior|