Response Latencies of Female Rats during Sexual Intercourse

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Science  02 Jun 1961:
Vol. 133, Issue 3466, pp. 1771-1773
DOI: 10.1126/science.133.3466.1771


A female rat, by operating a lever, causes the presentation of a potent male rat and subsequent sexual contact. The female shows contact-response latencies that vary according to the nature of the contact. Latencies after ejaculations are longer than those after intromissions, which in turn exceed those after mounts.