J Endocrinol Invest 2012 Sep 22;35(8):782-794. Epub 2014 Mar 22.
Department of Molecular & Clinical Endocrinology and Oncology, "Federico II" University of Naples, Via S. Pansini 5, 80131, Naples, Italy.
GH and PRL, although not considered as 'classi cal' sexual hormones, could play a role in the endocrine control of sexual function both in men and women. Physiologically, PRL seems to be involved in the central control of sexual behavior and activity, by modulating mainly the effects of dopaminergic and serotoninergic systems on sexual function. Indeed, circulating PRL levels increase after orgasm and may potentially play a role in the acute regulation of further sexual arousal following orgasm both in men and women. Read More