A conceptual model for the prediction of sexual intercourse in permanent couples

Rinaldi S, Della Rossa F, & Fasani S (2012). A conceptual model for the prediction of sexual intercourse in permanent couples. Archives of Sexual Behavior 41 (6): 1337-1343. DOI:10.1007/s10508-012-9968-9.

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Abstract

The problem of the frequency of sexual intercourse in couples was investigated for the first time with a purely conceptual model. The model, based on a few axioms involving the notions of sexual appetite and erotic potential, was composed of two ordinary differential equations which turn out to be the same as those proposed almost one century ago in epidemiology. The model can be used to discuss the possibility of estimating strategic parameters from real data, as well as to criticize the rule of "the beans in the jar" proposed by Martin.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Mathematical models; Conceptual models; Frequency of intercourse; Sexual appetite; Erotic potential; Martin's Law
Research Programs: Evolution and Ecology (EEP)
Bibliographic Reference: Archives of Sexual Behavior; 41(6):1337-1343 (December 2012) (Published online 30 May 2012)
Depositing User: IIASA Import
Date Deposited: 15 Jan 2016 08:46
Last Modified: 25 Feb 2016 10:09
URI: http://pure.iiasa.ac.at/9942

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