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File103 - Psychological and psychophysiological factors in sexual desire and behavior2013-042015-06

Reference code: PT/FB
Entity holding: BIAL Foundation
Location: S. Mamede do Coronado
Title:
BIAL Foundation Archive
Start date: 1994
History:
The BIAL Foundation was created in 1994 by Laboratórios BIAL in conjunction with the Council of Rectors of Portuguese Universities. BIAL’s Foundation mission is to foster the scientific study of Man from both the physical and spiritual perspectives.
Along the years the BIAL Foundation has developed an important relationship with the scientific community, first in Portugal and after worldwide. Today it is an institution of reference which aims to stimulate new researches that may help people, promote more health and contribute to new milestones to gain access to knowledge.
Among its activities the BIAL Foundation manages the BIAL Award, created in 1984, one of the most important awards in the Health field in Europe. The BIAL Award rewards both the basic and the clinical research distinguishing works of major impact in medical research.
The BIAL Foundation also assigns Scientific Research Scholarships for the study of neurophysiological and mental health in people, arousing the interest of researchers in the areas of Psychophysiology and Parapsychology.
To date the BIAL Foundation has supported 461 projects, more than 1000 researchers, with research groups in twenty-seven countries, resulting, until April 2013, in about 600 full papers, out of which 172 published in indexed international journals with an average impact factor of 3.6 and a substantial number of citations (1665).
Since 1996 the BIAL Foundation organizes the Symposia entitled "Behind and Beyond the Brain", a Forum that gathers well renowned neurosciences speakers and the BIAL Foundation Fellows which are spread around the world.
Classified as an institution of public utility, the BIAL Foundation includes among its patrons the Portuguese President, the Portuguese Universities Rectors' Council and the Portuguese Medical Association.
URL: http://www.bial.com/pt/
Accessibility: By permission

Reference code: PT/FB/BL
Entity holding: BIAL Foundation
Title: BIAL Grants
Start date: 1994
History:
In 1994 the BIAL Foundation launched a programme of science research grants with the aim of encouraging the research into Man’s physical and mental processes, namely in fields still largely unexplored but which warrant further scientific analysis, as Psychophysiology and Parapsychology.
Since its launch, applications to the BIAL grants have been increasing. Up to now 461 projects have been supported, involving more than 1000 researchers from 27 countries.
The approved applications have benefited from grants in amounts comprised between €5,000 and €50, 000. The amount to be granted is fixed by the Scientific board according to the needs of each project.
The supported projects have originated, until April 2013, in about 600 full papers, 172 out of which were published in indexed international journals with an average impact factor of 3.6 and a substantial number of citations (1665).
Among the BIAL Foundation fellows is worth highlighting the presence of scientists from prestigious universities from the United States, United Kingdom, Australia, Russia, Germany, Japan, France, Canada, and many others.
The BIAL grants are promoted biannually.

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2012
Location: SEC PCA
Title:
2012 Grants
Start date: 2013-02

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2012-103
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pasta 7/2012
Title:
103 - Psychological and psychophysiological factors in sexual desire and behavior
Duration: 2013-04 - 2015-06
Researcher(s):
Rui Miguel dos Santos Amaro da Costa, Tânia F. Oliveira
Institution(s): ISPA - Instituto Universitário, Lisboa (Portugal)
Contents: Contents:
Bursary agreement
Application form
Correspondence
Progress report
Final report
Language: por
Author:
Costa, R. M.
Secondary author(s):
Oliveira, T.
Number of reproductions:
3
Keywords:
Psychophysiology and Parapsychology / Affective and social behavior / Sexual behavior / Spiritualism

DocumentFinal report - Psychological and psychophysiological factors in sexual desire and behavior2015

Reference code: PT/FB
Entity holding: BIAL Foundation
Location: S. Mamede do Coronado
Title:
BIAL Foundation Archive
Start date: 1994
History:
The BIAL Foundation was created in 1994 by Laboratórios BIAL in conjunction with the Council of Rectors of Portuguese Universities. BIAL’s Foundation mission is to foster the scientific study of Man from both the physical and spiritual perspectives.
Along the years the BIAL Foundation has developed an important relationship with the scientific community, first in Portugal and after worldwide. Today it is an institution of reference which aims to stimulate new researches that may help people, promote more health and contribute to new milestones to gain access to knowledge.
Among its activities the BIAL Foundation manages the BIAL Award, created in 1984, one of the most important awards in the Health field in Europe. The BIAL Award rewards both the basic and the clinical research distinguishing works of major impact in medical research.
The BIAL Foundation also assigns Scientific Research Scholarships for the study of neurophysiological and mental health in people, arousing the interest of researchers in the areas of Psychophysiology and Parapsychology.
To date the BIAL Foundation has supported 461 projects, more than 1000 researchers, with research groups in twenty-seven countries, resulting, until April 2013, in about 600 full papers, out of which 172 published in indexed international journals with an average impact factor of 3.6 and a substantial number of citations (1665).
Since 1996 the BIAL Foundation organizes the Symposia entitled "Behind and Beyond the Brain", a Forum that gathers well renowned neurosciences speakers and the BIAL Foundation Fellows which are spread around the world.
Classified as an institution of public utility, the BIAL Foundation includes among its patrons the Portuguese President, the Portuguese Universities Rectors' Council and the Portuguese Medical Association.
URL: http://www.bial.com/pt/
Accessibility: By permission

Reference code: PT/FB/BL
Entity holding: BIAL Foundation
Title: BIAL Grants
Start date: 1994
History:
In 1994 the BIAL Foundation launched a programme of science research grants with the aim of encouraging the research into Man’s physical and mental processes, namely in fields still largely unexplored but which warrant further scientific analysis, as Psychophysiology and Parapsychology.
Since its launch, applications to the BIAL grants have been increasing. Up to now 461 projects have been supported, involving more than 1000 researchers from 27 countries.
The approved applications have benefited from grants in amounts comprised between €5,000 and €50, 000. The amount to be granted is fixed by the Scientific board according to the needs of each project.
The supported projects have originated, until April 2013, in about 600 full papers, 172 out of which were published in indexed international journals with an average impact factor of 3.6 and a substantial number of citations (1665).
Among the BIAL Foundation fellows is worth highlighting the presence of scientists from prestigious universities from the United States, United Kingdom, Australia, Russia, Germany, Japan, France, Canada, and many others.
The BIAL grants are promoted biannually.

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2012
Location: SEC PCA
Title:
2012 Grants
Start date: 2013-02

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2012-103
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pasta 7/2012
Title:
103 - Psychological and psychophysiological factors in sexual desire and behavior
Duration: 2013-04 - 2015-06
Researcher(s):
Rui Miguel dos Santos Amaro da Costa, Tânia F. Oliveira
Institution(s): ISPA - Instituto Universitário, Lisboa (Portugal)
Contents: Contents:
Bursary agreement
Application form
Correspondence
Progress report
Final report
Language: por
Author:
Costa, R. M.
Secondary author(s):
Oliveira, T.
Number of reproductions:
3
Keywords:
Psychophysiology and Parapsychology / Affective and social behavior / Sexual behavior / Spiritualism

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2012-103.01
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pasta 7/2012
Title:
Final report - Psychological and psychophysiological factors in sexual desire and behavior
Publication year: 2015
URL:
https://www.bial.com/imagem/Bolsa10312_22092015.pdf
Abstract/Results: ABSTRACT:
BACKGROUND
Women’s coital frequency was related to a sense of flow of human life transcending one’s lifetime and to feelings of connectedness with deceased persons (henceforth, connectedness).
AIM
The present research aimed replicating and extending these findings by examining the associations of connectedness with sexual desire, frequency of sexual behaviours, basal testosterone (T), T elicited by sexual stimuli, and concordance between T and subjective desire (a putative marker of sensitivity to the sexual effects of T). The mediating role of various psychological and psychophysiological variables was explored.
METHOD
251 Portuguese (149 women) provided saliva samples for T determination before and after sexual stimuli by luminescence immunoassays. Interoception was measured by a heartbeat detection task.
RESULTS
Female connectedness correlated with 1) sexual desire, 2) T response to romantic visual stimuli, and 3) concordance between basal T and past month desire; these findings were partly explained by indices of emotional awareness (interoception and low alexithymia) and feelings of unity with the All and of immersion in sensory and imaginary experiences. Male connectedness correlated with concordance between desire elicited by explicit visual sexual stimuli and both basal T and post-stimulus T (no mediating variables were found).
CONCLUSIONS
The findings confirm that connectedness is linked to greater sexual responsiveness. In the case of women, this was mainly due to emotional awareness and tendency to experience feelings of unity with the All and immersion in sensations and imagination (characteristics often related to mystical-type experiences).
Accessibility: Document exists in file
Copyright/Reproduction:
By permission
Language:
eng
Author:
Costa, R. M.
Document type:
Final report
Number of reproductions:
3
Indexed document:
No
Keywords: Sexual desire / Sexual behaviours / Testosterone / Spiritual transcendence / Emotional awareness

DocumentInteroceptive awareness and resting heart rate variability in women2014

Reference code: PT/FB
Entity holding: BIAL Foundation
Location: S. Mamede do Coronado
Title:
BIAL Foundation Archive
Start date: 1994
History:
The BIAL Foundation was created in 1994 by Laboratórios BIAL in conjunction with the Council of Rectors of Portuguese Universities. BIAL’s Foundation mission is to foster the scientific study of Man from both the physical and spiritual perspectives.
Along the years the BIAL Foundation has developed an important relationship with the scientific community, first in Portugal and after worldwide. Today it is an institution of reference which aims to stimulate new researches that may help people, promote more health and contribute to new milestones to gain access to knowledge.
Among its activities the BIAL Foundation manages the BIAL Award, created in 1984, one of the most important awards in the Health field in Europe. The BIAL Award rewards both the basic and the clinical research distinguishing works of major impact in medical research.
The BIAL Foundation also assigns Scientific Research Scholarships for the study of neurophysiological and mental health in people, arousing the interest of researchers in the areas of Psychophysiology and Parapsychology.
To date the BIAL Foundation has supported 461 projects, more than 1000 researchers, with research groups in twenty-seven countries, resulting, until April 2013, in about 600 full papers, out of which 172 published in indexed international journals with an average impact factor of 3.6 and a substantial number of citations (1665).
Since 1996 the BIAL Foundation organizes the Symposia entitled "Behind and Beyond the Brain", a Forum that gathers well renowned neurosciences speakers and the BIAL Foundation Fellows which are spread around the world.
Classified as an institution of public utility, the BIAL Foundation includes among its patrons the Portuguese President, the Portuguese Universities Rectors' Council and the Portuguese Medical Association.
URL: http://www.bial.com/pt/
Accessibility: By permission

Reference code: PT/FB/BL
Entity holding: BIAL Foundation
Title: BIAL Grants
Start date: 1994
History:
In 1994 the BIAL Foundation launched a programme of science research grants with the aim of encouraging the research into Man’s physical and mental processes, namely in fields still largely unexplored but which warrant further scientific analysis, as Psychophysiology and Parapsychology.
Since its launch, applications to the BIAL grants have been increasing. Up to now 461 projects have been supported, involving more than 1000 researchers from 27 countries.
The approved applications have benefited from grants in amounts comprised between €5,000 and €50, 000. The amount to be granted is fixed by the Scientific board according to the needs of each project.
The supported projects have originated, until April 2013, in about 600 full papers, 172 out of which were published in indexed international journals with an average impact factor of 3.6 and a substantial number of citations (1665).
Among the BIAL Foundation fellows is worth highlighting the presence of scientists from prestigious universities from the United States, United Kingdom, Australia, Russia, Germany, Japan, France, Canada, and many others.
The BIAL grants are promoted biannually.

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2012
Location: SEC PCA
Title:
2012 Grants
Start date: 2013-02

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2012-103
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pasta 7/2012
Title:
103 - Psychological and psychophysiological factors in sexual desire and behavior
Duration: 2013-04 - 2015-06
Researcher(s):
Rui Miguel dos Santos Amaro da Costa, Tânia F. Oliveira
Institution(s): ISPA - Instituto Universitário, Lisboa (Portugal)
Contents: Contents:
Bursary agreement
Application form
Correspondence
Progress report
Final report
Language: por
Author:
Costa, R. M.
Secondary author(s):
Oliveira, T.
Number of reproductions:
3
Keywords:
Psychophysiology and Parapsychology / Affective and social behavior / Sexual behavior / Spiritualism

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2012-103.02
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pasta 7/2012
Title:
Interoceptive awareness and resting heart rate variability in women
Publication year: 2014
URL:
http://www.google.pt/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=2&cad=rja&uact=8&ved=0CCUQFjAB&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.proceedings.it%2Fproceedings%2Fmoreinfo%2F20140625_index.pdf&ei=u9yCVY-iMK7HsQTBuJHwCg&usg=AFQjCNFumlBRDkJyD9XWtohnIXwFYxqkbg&sig2=_8kvSKWQCGXkVx6D7r87FA&bvm=bv.96041959,d.cWw
Accessibility: Document exists in file
Language:
eng
Author:
Costa, R. M.
Secondary author(s):
Oliveira, T.
Document type:
Conference paper
Number of reproductions:
3
Reference:
Costa, R. M., & Oliveira, T. (2014). Interoceptive awareness and resting heart rate variability in women. In D. Dumitrascu & W. Soellner (Eds), Proceedings of EAPM 2014. Annual Meeting of the European Association of Psychosomatic Medicine, Sibiu (pp. 64-67). Bologna, Italy: Medimond - International Proceedings.
Indexed document: Yes
Keywords: Heart rate variability / Interoceptive awareness

DocumentSelf-transcendence is related to higher female sexual desire2016

Reference code: PT/FB
Entity holding: BIAL Foundation
Location: S. Mamede do Coronado
Title:
BIAL Foundation Archive
Start date: 1994
History:
The BIAL Foundation was created in 1994 by Laboratórios BIAL in conjunction with the Council of Rectors of Portuguese Universities. BIAL’s Foundation mission is to foster the scientific study of Man from both the physical and spiritual perspectives.
Along the years the BIAL Foundation has developed an important relationship with the scientific community, first in Portugal and after worldwide. Today it is an institution of reference which aims to stimulate new researches that may help people, promote more health and contribute to new milestones to gain access to knowledge.
Among its activities the BIAL Foundation manages the BIAL Award, created in 1984, one of the most important awards in the Health field in Europe. The BIAL Award rewards both the basic and the clinical research distinguishing works of major impact in medical research.
The BIAL Foundation also assigns Scientific Research Scholarships for the study of neurophysiological and mental health in people, arousing the interest of researchers in the areas of Psychophysiology and Parapsychology.
To date the BIAL Foundation has supported 461 projects, more than 1000 researchers, with research groups in twenty-seven countries, resulting, until April 2013, in about 600 full papers, out of which 172 published in indexed international journals with an average impact factor of 3.6 and a substantial number of citations (1665).
Since 1996 the BIAL Foundation organizes the Symposia entitled "Behind and Beyond the Brain", a Forum that gathers well renowned neurosciences speakers and the BIAL Foundation Fellows which are spread around the world.
Classified as an institution of public utility, the BIAL Foundation includes among its patrons the Portuguese President, the Portuguese Universities Rectors' Council and the Portuguese Medical Association.
URL: http://www.bial.com/pt/
Accessibility: By permission

Reference code: PT/FB/BL
Entity holding: BIAL Foundation
Title: BIAL Grants
Start date: 1994
History:
In 1994 the BIAL Foundation launched a programme of science research grants with the aim of encouraging the research into Man’s physical and mental processes, namely in fields still largely unexplored but which warrant further scientific analysis, as Psychophysiology and Parapsychology.
Since its launch, applications to the BIAL grants have been increasing. Up to now 461 projects have been supported, involving more than 1000 researchers from 27 countries.
The approved applications have benefited from grants in amounts comprised between €5,000 and €50, 000. The amount to be granted is fixed by the Scientific board according to the needs of each project.
The supported projects have originated, until April 2013, in about 600 full papers, 172 out of which were published in indexed international journals with an average impact factor of 3.6 and a substantial number of citations (1665).
Among the BIAL Foundation fellows is worth highlighting the presence of scientists from prestigious universities from the United States, United Kingdom, Australia, Russia, Germany, Japan, France, Canada, and many others.
The BIAL grants are promoted biannually.

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2012
Location: SEC PCA
Title:
2012 Grants
Start date: 2013-02

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2012-103
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pasta 7/2012
Title:
103 - Psychological and psychophysiological factors in sexual desire and behavior
Duration: 2013-04 - 2015-06
Researcher(s):
Rui Miguel dos Santos Amaro da Costa, Tânia F. Oliveira
Institution(s): ISPA - Instituto Universitário, Lisboa (Portugal)
Contents: Contents:
Bursary agreement
Application form
Correspondence
Progress report
Final report
Language: por
Author:
Costa, R. M.
Secondary author(s):
Oliveira, T.
Number of reproductions:
3
Keywords:
Psychophysiology and Parapsychology / Affective and social behavior / Sexual behavior / Spiritualism

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2012-103.03
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pasta 7/2012
Title:
Self-transcendence is related to higher female sexual desire
Publication year: 2016
URL:
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0191886916301349
Abstract/Results: ABSTRACT:
One facet of self-transcendence is creative self-forgetfulness (CSF; tendency to be attentionally absorbed in mind-altering experiences). Proneness to mind-altering attentional absorption and other aspects of self-transcendence were previously related to vaginal intercourse frequency, sexual arousability, and female coital orgasm. Given that sexual responsiveness is enhanced by focused attention, it was tested whether CSF correlates with sexual responsiveness, and if maladaptive defenses, openness to experience, and testosterone explain the hypothesized relationships. One hundred thirty-nine Portuguese (98 women) provided saliva samples for testosterone determination by luminescence immunoassays before and after a romantic movie scene and reported how intensely they felt sexual desire and arousal during the movie. CSF was measured by the Temperament and Character Inventory–Revised, maladaptive defenses by the immature defenses subscale of the Defense Style Questionnaire (DSQ-40), male and female past month desire by the desire dimensions of the International Index of Erectile Function (IIEF), and Female Sexual Function Index (FSFI). Female desire and arousal during the movie were independently predicted by CSF, openness to experience and testosterone, but not by immature defenses. Female past month desire was independently predicted by CSF, testosterone, and less immature defenses. Possible psychobiological processes linking self-transcendence and sexual responsiveness are discussed.
Accessibility: Document exists in file
Copyright/Reproduction:
By permission
Language:
eng
Author:
Costa, R. M.
Secondary author(s):
Oliveira, T., Pestana, J., Costa, D.
Document type:
Article
Number of reproductions:
3
Percentiles:
7|2022-03-19
Reference:
Costa, R. M., Oliveira, T. F., Pestana, J., & Costa, D. (2016). Self-transcendence is related to higher female sexual desire. Personality and Individual Differences, 96, 191-197. doi: 10.1016/j.paid.2016.02.078
2-year Impact Factor: 2.005|2016
Times cited: 7|2022-05-23
Indexed document: Yes
Quartile: Q2
Keywords: Self-transcendence / Psychological absorption / Sexual desire / Sexual arousal / Testosterone / Psychological defense mechanisms / Openness to experience

DocumentAltered states of consciousness are related to higher sexual responsiveness2016

Reference code: PT/FB
Entity holding: BIAL Foundation
Location: S. Mamede do Coronado
Title:
BIAL Foundation Archive
Start date: 1994
History:
The BIAL Foundation was created in 1994 by Laboratórios BIAL in conjunction with the Council of Rectors of Portuguese Universities. BIAL’s Foundation mission is to foster the scientific study of Man from both the physical and spiritual perspectives.
Along the years the BIAL Foundation has developed an important relationship with the scientific community, first in Portugal and after worldwide. Today it is an institution of reference which aims to stimulate new researches that may help people, promote more health and contribute to new milestones to gain access to knowledge.
Among its activities the BIAL Foundation manages the BIAL Award, created in 1984, one of the most important awards in the Health field in Europe. The BIAL Award rewards both the basic and the clinical research distinguishing works of major impact in medical research.
The BIAL Foundation also assigns Scientific Research Scholarships for the study of neurophysiological and mental health in people, arousing the interest of researchers in the areas of Psychophysiology and Parapsychology.
To date the BIAL Foundation has supported 461 projects, more than 1000 researchers, with research groups in twenty-seven countries, resulting, until April 2013, in about 600 full papers, out of which 172 published in indexed international journals with an average impact factor of 3.6 and a substantial number of citations (1665).
Since 1996 the BIAL Foundation organizes the Symposia entitled "Behind and Beyond the Brain", a Forum that gathers well renowned neurosciences speakers and the BIAL Foundation Fellows which are spread around the world.
Classified as an institution of public utility, the BIAL Foundation includes among its patrons the Portuguese President, the Portuguese Universities Rectors' Council and the Portuguese Medical Association.
URL: http://www.bial.com/pt/
Accessibility: By permission

Reference code: PT/FB/BL
Entity holding: BIAL Foundation
Title: BIAL Grants
Start date: 1994
History:
In 1994 the BIAL Foundation launched a programme of science research grants with the aim of encouraging the research into Man’s physical and mental processes, namely in fields still largely unexplored but which warrant further scientific analysis, as Psychophysiology and Parapsychology.
Since its launch, applications to the BIAL grants have been increasing. Up to now 461 projects have been supported, involving more than 1000 researchers from 27 countries.
The approved applications have benefited from grants in amounts comprised between €5,000 and €50, 000. The amount to be granted is fixed by the Scientific board according to the needs of each project.
The supported projects have originated, until April 2013, in about 600 full papers, 172 out of which were published in indexed international journals with an average impact factor of 3.6 and a substantial number of citations (1665).
Among the BIAL Foundation fellows is worth highlighting the presence of scientists from prestigious universities from the United States, United Kingdom, Australia, Russia, Germany, Japan, France, Canada, and many others.
The BIAL grants are promoted biannually.

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2012
Location: SEC PCA
Title:
2012 Grants
Start date: 2013-02

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2012-103
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pasta 7/2012
Title:
103 - Psychological and psychophysiological factors in sexual desire and behavior
Duration: 2013-04 - 2015-06
Researcher(s):
Rui Miguel dos Santos Amaro da Costa, Tânia F. Oliveira
Institution(s): ISPA - Instituto Universitário, Lisboa (Portugal)
Contents: Contents:
Bursary agreement
Application form
Correspondence
Progress report
Final report
Language: por
Author:
Costa, R. M.
Secondary author(s):
Oliveira, T.
Number of reproductions:
3
Keywords:
Psychophysiology and Parapsychology / Affective and social behavior / Sexual behavior / Spiritualism

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2012-103.04
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pasta 7/2012
Title:
Altered states of consciousness are related to higher sexual responsiveness
Publication year: 2016
URL:
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1053810016300423
Abstract/Results: ABSTRACT:
Altered states of consciousness lead to profound changes in the sense of self, time and space. We assessed how these changes were related to sexual responsiveness during sex. 116 subjects reported (a) intensity of awareness concerning body, space and time, and (b) satisfaction, desire, arousal, and orgasm occurrence. We differentiated vaginal intercourse orgasm from noncoital orgasm. Female vaginal intercourse orgasm was further differentiated as with or without concurrent clitoral masturbation. Overall, sexual responsiveness was related to greater body awareness and lesser time and space awareness. Satisfaction, desire, and arousal were especially associated with less time awareness in women. Female orgasms during vaginal intercourse were related to greater body awareness and lesser time awareness, but noncoital orgasms were unrelated. Our findings provide empirical support for the hypotheses that altered states of consciousness with attentional absorption are strongly related to sexual responsiveness in women, and to a lesser extent in men.
Accessibility: Document exists in file
Copyright/Reproduction:
By permission
Language:
eng
Author:
Costa, R. M.
Secondary author(s):
Pestana, J., Costa, D., Wittmann, M.
Document type:
Article
Number of reproductions:
3
Percentiles:
6|2022-03-19
Reference:
Costa, R. M., Pestana, J., Costa, D., & Wittmann, M. (2016). Altered states of consciousness are related to higher sexual responsiveness. Consciousness and Cognition, 42, 135-141. doi: 10.1016/j.concog.2016.03.013
2-year Impact Factor: 2.144|2016
Times cited: 12|2022-05-23
Indexed document: Yes
Quartile: Q2
Keywords: Sexual responsiveness / Orgasm / Altered states of consciousness / Psychological absorption

DocumentWomen's finger pressure sensitivity at rest and recalled body awareness during partnered sexual activity2017

Reference code: PT/FB
Entity holding: BIAL Foundation
Location: S. Mamede do Coronado
Title:
BIAL Foundation Archive
Start date: 1994
History:
The BIAL Foundation was created in 1994 by Laboratórios BIAL in conjunction with the Council of Rectors of Portuguese Universities. BIAL’s Foundation mission is to foster the scientific study of Man from both the physical and spiritual perspectives.
Along the years the BIAL Foundation has developed an important relationship with the scientific community, first in Portugal and after worldwide. Today it is an institution of reference which aims to stimulate new researches that may help people, promote more health and contribute to new milestones to gain access to knowledge.
Among its activities the BIAL Foundation manages the BIAL Award, created in 1984, one of the most important awards in the Health field in Europe. The BIAL Award rewards both the basic and the clinical research distinguishing works of major impact in medical research.
The BIAL Foundation also assigns Scientific Research Scholarships for the study of neurophysiological and mental health in people, arousing the interest of researchers in the areas of Psychophysiology and Parapsychology.
To date the BIAL Foundation has supported 461 projects, more than 1000 researchers, with research groups in twenty-seven countries, resulting, until April 2013, in about 600 full papers, out of which 172 published in indexed international journals with an average impact factor of 3.6 and a substantial number of citations (1665).
Since 1996 the BIAL Foundation organizes the Symposia entitled "Behind and Beyond the Brain", a Forum that gathers well renowned neurosciences speakers and the BIAL Foundation Fellows which are spread around the world.
Classified as an institution of public utility, the BIAL Foundation includes among its patrons the Portuguese President, the Portuguese Universities Rectors' Council and the Portuguese Medical Association.
URL: http://www.bial.com/pt/
Accessibility: By permission

Reference code: PT/FB/BL
Entity holding: BIAL Foundation
Title: BIAL Grants
Start date: 1994
History:
In 1994 the BIAL Foundation launched a programme of science research grants with the aim of encouraging the research into Man’s physical and mental processes, namely in fields still largely unexplored but which warrant further scientific analysis, as Psychophysiology and Parapsychology.
Since its launch, applications to the BIAL grants have been increasing. Up to now 461 projects have been supported, involving more than 1000 researchers from 27 countries.
The approved applications have benefited from grants in amounts comprised between €5,000 and €50, 000. The amount to be granted is fixed by the Scientific board according to the needs of each project.
The supported projects have originated, until April 2013, in about 600 full papers, 172 out of which were published in indexed international journals with an average impact factor of 3.6 and a substantial number of citations (1665).
Among the BIAL Foundation fellows is worth highlighting the presence of scientists from prestigious universities from the United States, United Kingdom, Australia, Russia, Germany, Japan, France, Canada, and many others.
The BIAL grants are promoted biannually.

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2012
Location: SEC PCA
Title:
2012 Grants
Start date: 2013-02

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2012-103
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pasta 7/2012
Title:
103 - Psychological and psychophysiological factors in sexual desire and behavior
Duration: 2013-04 - 2015-06
Researcher(s):
Rui Miguel dos Santos Amaro da Costa, Tânia F. Oliveira
Institution(s): ISPA - Instituto Universitário, Lisboa (Portugal)
Contents: Contents:
Bursary agreement
Application form
Correspondence
Progress report
Final report
Language: por
Author:
Costa, R. M.
Secondary author(s):
Oliveira, T.
Number of reproductions:
3
Keywords:
Psychophysiology and Parapsychology / Affective and social behavior / Sexual behavior / Spiritualism

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2012-103.05
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pasta 7/2012
Title:
Women's finger pressure sensitivity at rest and recalled body awareness during partnered sexual activity
Publication year: 2017
URL:
http://www.nature.com/articles/ijir201713
Abstract/Results: ABSTRACT:
Greater vibrotactile sensitivity has been related to better erectile function in men, and vibrotactile and pressure tactile sensitivity have been related to better sexual function in women. Our previous study found that, for both sexes, greater recalled body awareness during last sexual relation correlated with greater recalled desire and arousal. Using the same sample of that study (68 women and 48 men, recruited in the Lisbon area, Portugal), we tested if greater recalled body awareness during last sexual relation correlates with tactile pressure sensitivity, as assessed by von Frey microfilaments. In simple and partial correlations controlling for social desirability and smoking before last sex, the hypothesis was confirmed for women, but not for men. Greater tactile sensitivity might enhance sexual arousal through greater awareness of the body during sex, and/or more frequent and pleasant body sensations during sex might lead to greater tactile sensitivity in nonsexual situations. Pressure sensitivity might be more closely linked to sexual arousal in women than in men.
Accessibility: Document does not exist in file
Language:
eng
Author:
Costa, R. M.
Secondary author(s):
Pestana, J., Costa, D., Wittmann, M.
Document type:
Article
Number of reproductions:
3
Percentiles:
7|2022-03-19
Reference:
Costa, R. M., Pestana, J., Costa, D., & Wittmann, M. (2017). Women's finger pressure sensitivity at rest and recalled body awareness during partnered sexual activity. International Journal of Impotence Research, 29, 157-159. doi: 10.1038/ijir.2017.13
2-year Impact Factor: 1.517|2017
Times cited: 3|2022-05-23
Indexed document: Yes
Quartile: Q3

DocumentSelf-transcendence, sexual desire, and sexual frequency2018

Reference code: PT/FB
Entity holding: BIAL Foundation
Location: S. Mamede do Coronado
Title:
BIAL Foundation Archive
Start date: 1994
History:
The BIAL Foundation was created in 1994 by Laboratórios BIAL in conjunction with the Council of Rectors of Portuguese Universities. BIAL’s Foundation mission is to foster the scientific study of Man from both the physical and spiritual perspectives.
Along the years the BIAL Foundation has developed an important relationship with the scientific community, first in Portugal and after worldwide. Today it is an institution of reference which aims to stimulate new researches that may help people, promote more health and contribute to new milestones to gain access to knowledge.
Among its activities the BIAL Foundation manages the BIAL Award, created in 1984, one of the most important awards in the Health field in Europe. The BIAL Award rewards both the basic and the clinical research distinguishing works of major impact in medical research.
The BIAL Foundation also assigns Scientific Research Scholarships for the study of neurophysiological and mental health in people, arousing the interest of researchers in the areas of Psychophysiology and Parapsychology.
To date the BIAL Foundation has supported 461 projects, more than 1000 researchers, with research groups in twenty-seven countries, resulting, until April 2013, in about 600 full papers, out of which 172 published in indexed international journals with an average impact factor of 3.6 and a substantial number of citations (1665).
Since 1996 the BIAL Foundation organizes the Symposia entitled "Behind and Beyond the Brain", a Forum that gathers well renowned neurosciences speakers and the BIAL Foundation Fellows which are spread around the world.
Classified as an institution of public utility, the BIAL Foundation includes among its patrons the Portuguese President, the Portuguese Universities Rectors' Council and the Portuguese Medical Association.
URL: http://www.bial.com/pt/
Accessibility: By permission

Reference code: PT/FB/BL
Entity holding: BIAL Foundation
Title: BIAL Grants
Start date: 1994
History:
In 1994 the BIAL Foundation launched a programme of science research grants with the aim of encouraging the research into Man’s physical and mental processes, namely in fields still largely unexplored but which warrant further scientific analysis, as Psychophysiology and Parapsychology.
Since its launch, applications to the BIAL grants have been increasing. Up to now 461 projects have been supported, involving more than 1000 researchers from 27 countries.
The approved applications have benefited from grants in amounts comprised between €5,000 and €50, 000. The amount to be granted is fixed by the Scientific board according to the needs of each project.
The supported projects have originated, until April 2013, in about 600 full papers, 172 out of which were published in indexed international journals with an average impact factor of 3.6 and a substantial number of citations (1665).
Among the BIAL Foundation fellows is worth highlighting the presence of scientists from prestigious universities from the United States, United Kingdom, Australia, Russia, Germany, Japan, France, Canada, and many others.
The BIAL grants are promoted biannually.

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2012
Location: SEC PCA
Title:
2012 Grants
Start date: 2013-02

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2012-103
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pasta 7/2012
Title:
103 - Psychological and psychophysiological factors in sexual desire and behavior
Duration: 2013-04 - 2015-06
Researcher(s):
Rui Miguel dos Santos Amaro da Costa, Tânia F. Oliveira
Institution(s): ISPA - Instituto Universitário, Lisboa (Portugal)
Contents: Contents:
Bursary agreement
Application form
Correspondence
Progress report
Final report
Language: por
Author:
Costa, R. M.
Secondary author(s):
Oliveira, T.
Number of reproductions:
3
Keywords:
Psychophysiology and Parapsychology / Affective and social behavior / Sexual behavior / Spiritualism

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2012-103.06
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pasta 7/2012
Title:
Self-transcendence, sexual desire, and sexual frequency
Publication year: 2018
URL:
http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/0092623X.2017.1314397
Abstract/Results: ABSTRACT:
Self-forgetfulness is a facet of self-transcendence characterized by tendency to experience altered states of consciousness. We examined associations of self-forgetfulness with sexual desire and frequency. Two hundred sixty-one Portuguese men and women completed the self-forgetfulness subscale of the Temperament and Character Inventory-Revised, a measure of openness to experience, and a questionnaire on desired and actual frequency of vaginal intercourse, noncoital sex, and masturbation in the past month. In simple and partial correlations controlling for openness to experience and relationship status, women's self-forgetfulness correlated with desired frequency of intercourse and noncoital sex. For men, self-forgetfulness correlated with actual frequency of intercourse and noncoital sex.
Accessibility: Document exists in file
Copyright/Reproduction:
By permission
Language:
eng
Author:
Costa, R. M.
Secondary author(s):
Pestana, J., Costa, D.
Document type:
Article
Number of reproductions:
3
Percentiles:
7|2022-03-19
Reference:
Costa, R. M., Pestana, J., & Costa, D. (2018). Self-transcendence, sexual desire, and sexual frequency. Journal of Sex and Marital Therapy, 44(1), 56-60. doi: 10.1080/0092623X.2017.1314397
2-year Impact Factor: 1.725|2018
Times cited: 3|2022-05-23
Indexed document: Yes
Quartile: Q2
Keywords: Self-transcendence / Psychological absorption / Sexual desire / Sexual arousal

DocumentDo psychosocial factors moderate the relation between testosterone and female sexual desire? The role of interoception, alexithymia, defense mechanisms, and relationship status2019

Reference code: PT/FB
Entity holding: BIAL Foundation
Location: S. Mamede do Coronado
Title:
BIAL Foundation Archive
Start date: 1994
History:
The BIAL Foundation was created in 1994 by Laboratórios BIAL in conjunction with the Council of Rectors of Portuguese Universities. BIAL’s Foundation mission is to foster the scientific study of Man from both the physical and spiritual perspectives.
Along the years the BIAL Foundation has developed an important relationship with the scientific community, first in Portugal and after worldwide. Today it is an institution of reference which aims to stimulate new researches that may help people, promote more health and contribute to new milestones to gain access to knowledge.
Among its activities the BIAL Foundation manages the BIAL Award, created in 1984, one of the most important awards in the Health field in Europe. The BIAL Award rewards both the basic and the clinical research distinguishing works of major impact in medical research.
The BIAL Foundation also assigns Scientific Research Scholarships for the study of neurophysiological and mental health in people, arousing the interest of researchers in the areas of Psychophysiology and Parapsychology.
To date the BIAL Foundation has supported 461 projects, more than 1000 researchers, with research groups in twenty-seven countries, resulting, until April 2013, in about 600 full papers, out of which 172 published in indexed international journals with an average impact factor of 3.6 and a substantial number of citations (1665).
Since 1996 the BIAL Foundation organizes the Symposia entitled "Behind and Beyond the Brain", a Forum that gathers well renowned neurosciences speakers and the BIAL Foundation Fellows which are spread around the world.
Classified as an institution of public utility, the BIAL Foundation includes among its patrons the Portuguese President, the Portuguese Universities Rectors' Council and the Portuguese Medical Association.
URL: http://www.bial.com/pt/
Accessibility: By permission

Reference code: PT/FB/BL
Entity holding: BIAL Foundation
Title: BIAL Grants
Start date: 1994
History:
In 1994 the BIAL Foundation launched a programme of science research grants with the aim of encouraging the research into Man’s physical and mental processes, namely in fields still largely unexplored but which warrant further scientific analysis, as Psychophysiology and Parapsychology.
Since its launch, applications to the BIAL grants have been increasing. Up to now 461 projects have been supported, involving more than 1000 researchers from 27 countries.
The approved applications have benefited from grants in amounts comprised between €5,000 and €50, 000. The amount to be granted is fixed by the Scientific board according to the needs of each project.
The supported projects have originated, until April 2013, in about 600 full papers, 172 out of which were published in indexed international journals with an average impact factor of 3.6 and a substantial number of citations (1665).
Among the BIAL Foundation fellows is worth highlighting the presence of scientists from prestigious universities from the United States, United Kingdom, Australia, Russia, Germany, Japan, France, Canada, and many others.
The BIAL grants are promoted biannually.

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2012
Location: SEC PCA
Title:
2012 Grants
Start date: 2013-02

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2012-103
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pasta 7/2012
Title:
103 - Psychological and psychophysiological factors in sexual desire and behavior
Duration: 2013-04 - 2015-06
Researcher(s):
Rui Miguel dos Santos Amaro da Costa, Tânia F. Oliveira
Institution(s): ISPA - Instituto Universitário, Lisboa (Portugal)
Contents: Contents:
Bursary agreement
Application form
Correspondence
Progress report
Final report
Language: por
Author:
Costa, R. M.
Secondary author(s):
Oliveira, T.
Number of reproductions:
3
Keywords:
Psychophysiology and Parapsychology / Affective and social behavior / Sexual behavior / Spiritualism

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2012-103.07
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pasta 7/2012
Title:
Do psychosocial factors moderate the relation between testosterone and female sexual desire? The role of interoception, alexithymia, defense mechanisms, and relationship status
Publication year: 2019
URL:
https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s40750-018-0102-7#citeas
Abstract/Results: ABSTRACT
OBJECTIVES
Low sexual desire is a common complaint among women in the reproductive years. There is controversy regarding the relationship between testosterone (T) and female desire, but there is also lack of research on moderators. Lack of awareness of effects of T on emotions and bodily sensations might interfere with the subjective experience of desire. Moreover, T appears to be more important for searching and competing for partners than for long-term pair bonding. Therefore, we examined if interoception, alexithymia, maladaptive psychological defenses, and relationship status, moderated the relationship between salivary T and female desire.
METHODS
One hundred sixty eight Portuguese women of reproductive age completed the desire dimension of the Female Sexual Function Index, the Toronto Alexithymia Scale (TAS-20), and the Defense Style Questionnaire (DSQ-40). Interoception was determined by a heartbeat detection task. Participants reported if they had a regular sexual partner. Luminescence immunoassays were used to determine salivary T.
RESULTS
Three multiple regressions models revealed that, among unpartnered women, higher desire was predicted by the combinations of 1) higher T and lesser alexithymia, 2) higher T and less use of maladaptive defenses, 3) higher T and greater interoception. For partnered women, neither T nor the interactions of T with indices of emotional and bodily awareness predicted desire.
CONCLUSIONS
These findings provide preliminary evidence that T is more important for the desire of unpartnered women, and that lack of conscious awareness of emotions and bodily sensations interferes with the effects of T on the subjective experience of desire.
Accessibility: Document exists in file
Copyright/Reproduction:
By permission
Language:
eng
Author:
Costa, R. M.
Secondary author(s):
Oliveira, G., Pestana, J., Costa, D., Oliveira, R. F.
Document type:
Article
Number of reproductions:
3
Percentiles:
7|2022-03-19
Reference:
Costa, R. M., Oliveira, G., Pestana, J., Costa, D., & Oliveira, R. F. (2019). Do psychosocial factors moderate the relation between testosterone and female sexual desire? The role of interoception, alexithymia, defense mechanisms, and relationship status. Adaptive Human Behavior and Physiology, 5(1), 13-30. doi: 10.1007/s40750-018-0102-7
Times cited: 1|2022-05-23
Indexed document: Yes
Keywords: Testosterone / Sexual desire / Interoception / Alexithymia / Defense mechanisms / Relationship status

DocumentHeart rate variability and erectile function in younger men: A pilot study2021

Reference code: PT/FB
Entity holding: BIAL Foundation
Location: S. Mamede do Coronado
Title:
BIAL Foundation Archive
Start date: 1994
History:
The BIAL Foundation was created in 1994 by Laboratórios BIAL in conjunction with the Council of Rectors of Portuguese Universities. BIAL’s Foundation mission is to foster the scientific study of Man from both the physical and spiritual perspectives.
Along the years the BIAL Foundation has developed an important relationship with the scientific community, first in Portugal and after worldwide. Today it is an institution of reference which aims to stimulate new researches that may help people, promote more health and contribute to new milestones to gain access to knowledge.
Among its activities the BIAL Foundation manages the BIAL Award, created in 1984, one of the most important awards in the Health field in Europe. The BIAL Award rewards both the basic and the clinical research distinguishing works of major impact in medical research.
The BIAL Foundation also assigns Scientific Research Scholarships for the study of neurophysiological and mental health in people, arousing the interest of researchers in the areas of Psychophysiology and Parapsychology.
To date the BIAL Foundation has supported 461 projects, more than 1000 researchers, with research groups in twenty-seven countries, resulting, until April 2013, in about 600 full papers, out of which 172 published in indexed international journals with an average impact factor of 3.6 and a substantial number of citations (1665).
Since 1996 the BIAL Foundation organizes the Symposia entitled "Behind and Beyond the Brain", a Forum that gathers well renowned neurosciences speakers and the BIAL Foundation Fellows which are spread around the world.
Classified as an institution of public utility, the BIAL Foundation includes among its patrons the Portuguese President, the Portuguese Universities Rectors' Council and the Portuguese Medical Association.
URL: http://www.bial.com/pt/
Accessibility: By permission

Reference code: PT/FB/BL
Entity holding: BIAL Foundation
Title: BIAL Grants
Start date: 1994
History:
In 1994 the BIAL Foundation launched a programme of science research grants with the aim of encouraging the research into Man’s physical and mental processes, namely in fields still largely unexplored but which warrant further scientific analysis, as Psychophysiology and Parapsychology.
Since its launch, applications to the BIAL grants have been increasing. Up to now 461 projects have been supported, involving more than 1000 researchers from 27 countries.
The approved applications have benefited from grants in amounts comprised between €5,000 and €50, 000. The amount to be granted is fixed by the Scientific board according to the needs of each project.
The supported projects have originated, until April 2013, in about 600 full papers, 172 out of which were published in indexed international journals with an average impact factor of 3.6 and a substantial number of citations (1665).
Among the BIAL Foundation fellows is worth highlighting the presence of scientists from prestigious universities from the United States, United Kingdom, Australia, Russia, Germany, Japan, France, Canada, and many others.
The BIAL grants are promoted biannually.

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2012
Location: SEC PCA
Title:
2012 Grants
Start date: 2013-02

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2012-103
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pasta 7/2012
Title:
103 - Psychological and psychophysiological factors in sexual desire and behavior
Duration: 2013-04 - 2015-06
Researcher(s):
Rui Miguel dos Santos Amaro da Costa, Tânia F. Oliveira
Institution(s): ISPA - Instituto Universitário, Lisboa (Portugal)
Contents: Contents:
Bursary agreement
Application form
Correspondence
Progress report
Final report
Language: por
Author:
Costa, R. M.
Secondary author(s):
Oliveira, T.
Number of reproductions:
3
Keywords:
Psychophysiology and Parapsychology / Affective and social behavior / Sexual behavior / Spiritualism

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2012-103.08
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pasta 7/2012
Title:
Heart rate variability and erectile function in younger men: A pilot study
Publication year: 2021
URL:
https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s10484-020-09499-4
Abstract/Results: ABSTRACT:
Erectile dysfunction (ED) in younger men is an increasing concern. In middle aged and older men, ED was related to lower resting heart rate variability (HRV), but research in younger men is lacking. The present study examined, in a nonclinical sample of 105 men between 18 and 39 years, the association of ED with several parameters of resting HRV. Scores of the 5-item version of the International Index of Erectile Function (IIEF-5) below 22 were considered as indicating ED. Eighteen men (17.1%) reported ED (mild in 16, mild to moderate in 2). Welch's tests revealed that ED was associated with lower low-frequency power (LF), lower high-frequency power (HF), lower standard deviation of interbeat intervals, and lower standard deviation of the heart rate, which is influenced by both sympathetic and parasympathetic activity. After removing outliers, ED was unrelated to HF. In younger men, erections might be facilitated by a combination of higher parasympathetic tone and relatively higher sympathetic tone in the heart, as indicated by LF and greater standard deviation of the heart rate, a largely overlooked parameter in HRV research.
Accessibility: Document exists in file
Language:
eng
Author:
Costa, R. M.
Secondary author(s):
Mangia, P., Pestana, J., Costa, D.
Document type:
Article
Number of reproductions:
3
Percentiles:
7|2022-03-19
Reference:
Costa, R. M., Mangia, P., Pestana, J., & Costa, D. (2021). Heart rate variability and erectile function in younger men: A pilot study. Applied Psychophysiology and Biofeedback. doi: 10.1007/s10484-020-09499-4
2-year Impact Factor: 2.000|2020
Impact factor notes: Impact factor not available yet for 2021
Times cited: 0|2022-05-23
Indexed document: Yes
Quartile: Q3
Keywords: Heart rate variability / Standard deviation of the heart rate / Erectile dysfunction / Younger men

Heart rate variability and erectile function in younger men: A pilot study

Heart rate variability and erectile function in younger men: A pilot study