2. Pheromonal Regulation of Male Sexuality

  1. Mario Maggi
  1. Andrea Mazzatenta1,2,
  2. Diego Mazzatenta3 and
  3. Alessandro Cellerino4

Published Online: 29 NOV 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9781119963820.ch2

Hormonal Therapy for Male Sexual Dysfunction

Hormonal Therapy for Male Sexual Dysfunction

How to Cite

Mazzatenta, A., Mazzatenta, D. and Cellerino, A. (2011) Pheromonal Regulation of Male Sexuality, in Hormonal Therapy for Male Sexual Dysfunction (ed M. Maggi), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781119963820.ch2

Editor Information

  1. Sexual Medicine & Andrology, University of Florence, Florence, Italy

Author Information

  1. 1

    G. d' Annunzio Chieti-Pescara University, Chieti, Italy

  2. 2

    Teramo University, Teramo, Italy

  3. 3

    Centre of Surgery for Pituitary Tumors, and Endoscopic Skull-based Surgery, Bellaria Hospital, Bologna, Italy

  4. 4

    Scuola Normale Superiore and Institute of Neuroscience – CNR, Pisa, Italy

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 29 NOV 2011
  2. Published Print: 15 DEC 2011

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470657607

Online ISBN: 9781119963820



  • Pheromone;
  • male sexuality;
  • chemosexual behaviour;
  • mate selection;
  • spermatozoon chemotaxis;
  • chemical communication;
  • androstenone;
  • androstadienone;
  • sexual evolution


Chemosexual behaviour is based on the releasing and receiving of biochemical signals both within the body and between individuals. The hormones, act within the body, while pheromones leave the body and are received by another individual of the same species, in whom they can regulate physiology and behaviour. Understanding of how pheromones act in the activation and regulation of the neuroendocrine system will help therapies to be defined for the recovery of male sexual disorders.