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  Breath chemical markers of sexual arousal in humans

Wang, N., Pugliese, G., Carrito, M., Moura, C., Vasconcelos, P., Cera, N., et al. (2022). Breath chemical markers of sexual arousal in humans. Scientific Reports, 12: 6267. doi:10.1038/s41598-022-10325-6.

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Wang, N.1, Author              
Pugliese, G.1, Author              
Carrito, M., Author
Moura, C., Author
Vasconcelos, P., Author
Cera, N., Author
Li, M.2, Author              
Nobre, P., Author
Georgiadis, J. R., Author
Schubert, J. K., Author
Williams, J.1, Author              
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1Atmospheric Chemistry, Max Planck Institute for Chemistry, Max Planck Society, ou_1826285              
2Multiphase Chemistry, Max Planck Institute for Chemistry, Max Planck Society, ou_1826290              

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 Abstract: The chemical composition of exhaled breath was examined for volatile organic compound (VOC) indicators of sexual arousal in human beings. Participants (12-male, 12-female) were shown a randomized series of three emotion-inducing 10-min film clips interspersed with 3-min neutral film clips. The films caused different arousals: sports film (positive-nonsexual); horror film (negative-nonsexual); and erotic (sexual) that were monitored with physiological measurements including genital response and temperature. Simultaneously the breath was monitored for VOC and CO2. While some breath compounds (methanol and acetone) changed uniformly irrespective of the film order, several compounds did show significant arousal associated changes. For both genders CO2 and isoprene decreased in the sex clip. Some male individuals showed particularly strong increases of indole, phenol and cresol coincident with sexual arousal that decreased rapidly afterwards. These VOCs are degradation products of tyrosine and tryptophan, precursors for dopamine, noradrenalin, and serotonin, and therefore represent potential breath markers of sexual arousal.

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Language(s): eng - English
 Dates: 2022-04-15
 Publication Status: Published online
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 Identifiers: DOI: 10.1038/s41598-022-10325-6
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Title: Scientific Reports
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Publ. Info: London, UK : Nature Publishing Group
Pages: 13 Volume / Issue: 12 Sequence Number: 6267 Start / End Page: - Identifier: ISSN: 2045-2322
CoNE: https://pure.mpg.de/cone/journals/resource/2045-2322