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Sexual Motives in Heterosexual Women With and Without Sexual Problems

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dc.contributor.advisor Milhausen, Robin
dc.contributor.advisor Maitland, Scott
dc.contributor.author Watson, Erin D.
dc.date.accessioned 2012-09-04T15:01:44Z
dc.date.available 2012-09-04T15:01:44Z
dc.date.copyright 2012-08
dc.date.created 2012-08-16
dc.date.issued 2012-09-04
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10214/3905
dc.description.abstract The most commonly reported sexual concerns for women are low desire and orgasm difficulties (Laumann, Paik & Rosen, 1999; Laumann et al., 2005). Previous research indicates that women with sexual problems may have different reasons for engaging in sex than women with healthy sexual functioning (Giles & McCabe, 2009; Sand & Fisher, 2007). The current study investigated whether motivations for sex differed by levels of sexual functioning overall and specifically among women with and without problems with sexual desire or orgasm. Seven hundred and eight heterosexual women completed an online questionnaire assessing reasons for sex and sexual functioning. Women with sexual functioning concerns were more likely to endorse insecurity reasons for sex, while women without were more likely to endorse physical reasons for sex. Women experiencing low desire were less likely to endorse emotional and physical reasons for sex. Women experiencing orgasm difficulties were more likely to endorse insecurity reasons. The limitations and implications of the results are discussed. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.subject Sexual Functioning en_US
dc.subject Sexual Dysfunction en_US
dc.subject Reasons for Sex en_US
dc.subject Sexual Motives en_US
dc.subject Motivations for Sex en_US
dc.subject Sexual Problems en_US
dc.subject Orgasm en_US
dc.subject Desire en_US
dc.title Sexual Motives in Heterosexual Women With and Without Sexual Problems en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.degree.programme Family Relations and Applied Nutrition en_US
dc.degree.name Master of Science en_US
dc.degree.department Department of Family Relations and Applied Nutrition en_US
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