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The Impact of Sexual Attitudes, Guilt, Knowledge, and Propensity for Sexual Arousal on Self-Reported Sexual Response to a Sexually Explicit Stimulus

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dc.contributor.advisor Kukkonen, Tuuli
dc.contributor.author Landry, Samantha
dc.date.accessioned 2016-09-07T18:47:49Z
dc.date.available 2016-09-07T18:47:49Z
dc.date.copyright 2016-08
dc.date.created 2016-08-17
dc.date.issued 2016-09-07
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10214/9957
dc.description.abstract In order to determine whether response to a sexually explicit stimulus could be predicted by demographic, attitudinal, knowledge, and religiosity factors, this study invited individuals to the Psychophysiology of Sexual Health lab at the University of Guelph for testing. Fifty-five participants visited the lab on one occasion where they answered a number of questionnaires and watched a series of video stimuli while continuously monitoring their sexual arousal. Participants reported being sexually aroused by the stimuli, however, this arousal was not predicted by the above factors. Several between group differences in sexual response outcomes were found on the basis of gender, sexual orientation, level of sex guilt and religiosity. This study contributes to existing research on factors that impact sexual response. Contrary to prior research, results of this study indicate no significant differences in self-reported sexual arousal to a sexual stimulus between males and females. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.rights Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 2.5 Canada *
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dc.subject sexual attitudes en_US
dc.subject sex guilt en_US
dc.subject sexual health knowledge en_US
dc.subject sexual arousal en_US
dc.subject sexual inhibition en_US
dc.subject sexual excitation en_US
dc.subject sexual psychophysiology en_US
dc.title The Impact of Sexual Attitudes, Guilt, Knowledge, and Propensity for Sexual Arousal on Self-Reported Sexual Response to a Sexually Explicit Stimulus 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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