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Journal of Sex & Marital Therapy

Rosario Fadul, Rafael Garcia, Rosa Zapata-Boluda, Cayetano Aranda-Pastor, Lori Brotto, Tesifon Parron-Carreño, Raquel Alarcon-Rodriguez
The objective was to identify psychosocial factors associated with vaginismus. 120 women were recruited and interviewed at the Institute of Human Sexuality, 40 with lifelong vaginismus, and 80 controls without vaginismus. Participants were matched for age, education and date of admission. Women afraid of losing control during intercourse had 29.6 greater likelihood of developing vaginismus (p < 0.01), as well as those afraid of suffering pain (p < 0.001) or being physically damaged (tearing) (p < 0...
July 25, 2018: Journal of Sex & Marital Therapy
Peer Briken, Daniel Turner, Flaurence Thibaut, John Bradford, Paul Cosyns, Safiye Tozdan
Guidelines for pharmacological treatment of patients with paraphilic disorders have been developed by a working group of the World Federation of Societies of Biological Psychiatry (Thibaut et al. 2010 ). With an increasing duration of experience and number of treated patients as well as aging patients, change of or withdrawal from testosterone lowering medications (TLM) has become an important issue. The current study aimed to assess the quality of a structured professional judgement procedure that helps switching or discontinuing especially TLM in patients with paraphilic disorders...
July 24, 2018: Journal of Sex & Marital Therapy
Jian Tao Lee, Ya Lan Hu, Cindy M Meston, Helene H Lin, Hsu-Min Tseng
Sexual satisfaction is a key factor in an individual's sexual health and overall well-being. The aim of this study was to validate the most comprehensive index of sexual satisfaction - the SSS-W - for use among Chinese speaking individuals. A total of 103 women (20-65 years old) participated in this survey study. A SSS-W traditional Chinese version (SSS-W-TC) was developed following the guidelines for cross-cultural translation and adaptation. The translated version, the SSS-W-TC demonstrates psychometric properties within the satisfactory range, suggesting the feasibility of the SSS-W-TC for use in Taiwan...
July 24, 2018: Journal of Sex & Marital Therapy
Heather Diana Blunt-Vinti, Kristen N Jozkowski, Mary Hunt
Communication is linked to sexual satisfaction. This includes verbal and nonverbal communication. Much of the extant research focuses on verbal communication within a relationship as a predictor of sexual satisfaction, yet some people feel more comfortable communicating nonverbally, perhaps especially during sex. Regardless of the communication style (verbal; nonverbal), satisfaction with one's communication style with a partner also seems to be linked to sexual satisfaction. However, the relationship between (a) communication style (verbal and nonverbal) and (b) satisfaction with communication style regarding communication during sex with sexual satisfaction is not well established...
July 24, 2018: Journal of Sex & Marital Therapy
N Amidu, A Alhassan, W K B A Owiredu, H Alidu, B B Antuamwine, M Abdul-Wahid
BACKGROUND: Despite the wide use of GRISS in several populations, the instrument is yet to be validated especially among patients with type 2 diabetes. OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to evaluate the validity and reliability of the GRISS for the estimation of clinically relevant sexual dysfunction among type 2 diabetes patient's under clinical management Materials and Methods: This cross-sectional study was conducted among a total of 136 and 126 type 2 diabetic males and females respectively using GRISS for male and female...
July 24, 2018: Journal of Sex & Marital Therapy
Susanna B Hummel, Jacques Jdm van Lankveld, Hester Sa Oldenburg, Daniela Ee Hahn, Jacobien M Kieffer, Miranda A Gerritsma, Marianne A Kuenen, Nina Bijker, Paul J Borgstein, Gijsbert Heuff, Alexander Mf Lopes Cardozo, Peter W Plaisier, Herman Rijna, Suzan van der Meij, Eric J van Dulken, Bart C Vrouenraets, Eva Broomans, Neil K Aaronson
As part of a larger, randomized controlled trial, we evaluated longitudinally the sexual functioning and relationship satisfaction of 69 partners of breast cancer (BC) survivors who received internet-based cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) for sexual dysfunction. The findings suggest that internet-based CBT positively affects the partners' immediate post-CBT and longer-term overall sexual satisfaction, sexual intimacy and sexual relationship satisfaction. No sustained changes in other areas of sexual functioning were observed...
July 24, 2018: Journal of Sex & Marital Therapy
Joel Maczkowiack, Robert D Schweitzer
Consensual sexual activity is believed to be associated with a positive emotional experience, however, Postcoital Dysphoria (PCD) is a counter-intuitive phenomenon characterized by inexplicable feelings of tearfulness, sadness, or irritability following otherwise satisfactory consensual sexual activity. Prevalence of PCD has been reported among females, but not among males. The present study utilized an anonymous online questionnaire to examine the prevalence and correlates of PCD amongst an international sample including 1,208 male participants...
July 24, 2018: Journal of Sex & Marital Therapy
Debby Herbenick, Tsung-Chieh Jane Fu, Christopher Owens, Elizabeth Bartelt, Brian Dodge, Michael Reece, J Dennis Fortenberry
Using data from the 2014 National Survey of Sexual Health & Behavior, a probability survey of Americans aged 14+, we assessed the prevalence and correlates of kissing, cuddling, and massage during 1493 individuals' most recent sexual event from the past year. Most respondents reported kissing (87%) and cuddling (70%); fewer (23%) reported massage. Each was significantly associated with age, education, and relationship structure. Respondents younger than 30 were significantly more likely to indicate they did not kiss because kissing would have been too intimate with their partner...
July 24, 2018: Journal of Sex & Marital Therapy
Heather M Francis, Justin R Garcia, Beth E Meyerson, Andrea K Chomistek, Emily Abbruzzi
Sexual satisfaction is understudied among highly religious communities, such as the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS). Through an internet-based self-report survey, this study (N = 266) examined potential predictors of sexual satisfaction among adults living in Utah who had married in the LDS faith, regardless of current faith practice. Both men and women reported their perceived partner satisfaction as the top contributing factor to their own overall sexual satisfaction. These findings have implications for clinicians, educators, and researchers evaluating the sexual lives, including sexual satisfaction, of men and women who have married in the LDS faith...
July 24, 2018: Journal of Sex & Marital Therapy
Aline Wéry, Adriano Schimmenti, Laurent Karila, Joel Billieux
Dysfunctional use of cybersex has often been conceptualized as a 'behavioral addiction' sharing common traits with substance addiction. We describe the case of a treatment-seeking man, who displayed addictive use of pornography. The case is presented from two perspectives: (1) a symptom-based approach inspired by the addiction model of excessive sexual behaviors and (2) a process-based approach aimed to identify the psychological processes and risk factors that may foster the development of addiction-like symptoms...
July 17, 2018: Journal of Sex & Marital Therapy
Marie-Ève Daspe, Marie-Pier Vaillancourt-Morel, Yvan Lussier, Stéphane Sabourin, Anik Ferron
There is an understudied, meaningful distinction between high frequency of pornography use and the subjective feeling that this behavior is out of control. We examined whether the quality of a couple's relationship and sex life can strengthen or weaken the association between frequency of Internet pornography use and perceived lack of control over this behavior. In a sample of 1,036 participants, results showed that frequency of pornography use was more strongly associated with feeling out of control when relationship and sexual satisfaction were lower...
May 19, 2018: Journal of Sex & Marital Therapy
Ariel B Handy, Cindy M Meston
Laboratory studies assessing physiological genital arousal have largely failed to find differences between women with and without female sexual arousal disorder (FSAD). Therefore, it is possible that women with FSAD may be unaware of their genital arousal response. The present study examined the extent to which women with FSAD can report their genital arousal response, as well as the role of interoception (body awareness) in this relationship. Additionally, this study examined the influence of interoception on the relationship between subjective and genital arousal...
May 19, 2018: Journal of Sex & Marital Therapy
S Gauvin, C F Pukall
The objective of this paper was to develop a measure of sexual script flexibility when approaching a sexual problem in a relationship. A series of online studies were conducted with individuals in relationships. As one subscale on the two-factor model had poor convergent and discriminant validity, a final single factor scale with 6-items was retained. The single factor scale demonstrated good model fit, high internal reliability, adequate convergent and discriminant validity, and moderate test re-test reliability...
May 19, 2018: Journal of Sex & Marital Therapy
Siobhan Sutherland, Uzma S Rehman
Our goal was to examine how implicit theories can be applied to understanding women's coping responses to sexual problems. The belief that sexual desire changes over time is a type of incremental theory, while the belief that sexual desire is stable is a type of entity theory (Dweck, 2012 ). We examined how different implicit theories of sexual desire influence how women cope with sexual desire challenges. Also, we sought to determine whether women's perceptions of experiencing a sexual desire challenge moderate the relationship between their implicit beliefs and their coping responses...
May 19, 2018: Journal of Sex & Marital Therapy
Philippe Kempeneers, Robert Andrianne, Marion Cuddy, Sylvie Blairy
This study examined trait anxiety and sexual cognitions in 610 men with premature ejaculation (PE) (DSM-IV-TR criteria) and in 107 partners of these men, and compared their scores to normative data. Sexual anxiety, intravaginal ejaculatory latency time, feeling of control over ejaculation, and PE-related distress were also assessed. The scores of 343 participants (56.23%) with clearly identifiable subtypes of PE according to Waldinger's classification system (lifelong, acquired, variable, and subjective subtypes) were compared in these domains...
May 19, 2018: Journal of Sex & Marital Therapy
Katie A Boardman, Ross M Bartels
In this experimental study, 89 participants were allocated to an offending pedophile, nonoffending pedophile, or control video condition. They then watched two short help-seeking video clips of an older male and a younger male (counterbalanced). Judgments about each male were assessed, as were general attitudes toward pedophiles and sexual offenders. Offending pedophiles were judged as more deserving of punishment than the nonoffending pedophiles and controls. Age of the male was found to have an effect on judgments of dangerousness...
May 19, 2018: Journal of Sex & Marital Therapy
Sanne W C Nikkelen, Baudewijntje P C Kreukels
We examined the role of gender-confirming treatment (GCT; i.e., hormonal treatment and genital surgery), psychological well-being, and body satisfaction in the sexual feelings and behaviors of transgender adults. A survey was conducted among a nonclinical sample of 325 male-to-female (MtF) and 251 female-to-male (FtM) Dutch adults (17-76 years, Mage = 41.87), divided into those with no GCT desire, those who desired (more) GCT, and those who completed GCT. Findings indicated that whereas GCT may positively affect sexual feelings, particularly in MtF persons, body satisfaction may play an even bigger role...
May 19, 2018: Journal of Sex & Marital Therapy
Chloé Labadie, Natacha Godbout, Marie-Pier Vaillancourt-Morel, Stéphane Sabourin
The present study examined the possibility of different groups of child sexual abuse (CSA) survivors based on their different patterns of attachment and sexual problems. A sample of 324 CSA survivors and 484 participants who did not report any child maltreatment experiences completed online questionnaires. A cluster analysis on attachment and sexual outcomes revealed that CSA survivors formed two distinct profiles. The first profile included CSA survivors with elevated attachment anxiety and low to moderate scores on attachment avoidance, sexual compulsion, and sexual avoidance...
May 19, 2018: Journal of Sex & Marital Therapy
Sevda Demir, Ergul Aslan
The aim of the study was to determine the effect of sexual counselling based on the BETTER model on female sexual health in the infertile women with sexual dysfunction. This is an experimental, prospective study carried out in an infertility clinic. The study included 70 women with primary infertility, of whom 35 were in the experimental group and 35 were in the control group. Female Sexual Function Scale and Golombok-Rust Sexual Satisfaction Scale were administered at the initial assessment and the final assessment...
May 14, 2018: Journal of Sex & Marital Therapy
João Paulo Leonardo-Pinto, Cristina Laguna Benetti-Pinto, Daniela Angerame Yela
OBJECTIVE: The aim of the study was evaluated dyspareunia and sexual function (SF) in women with deep endometriosis treated with Dienogest for 12 months. METHODS: Prospective cohort study set in University of Campinas, Brazil, including thirty women with sonographic diagnosis of deep endometriosis and sexual dysfunction treated with 2░mg/daily Dienogest for 12 months. SF parameters were assessed by Female Sexual Function Index (FSFI) before and after the treatment and dyspareunia was quantified through Visual Analogic Scale(VAS) during the follow ups performed every 3 months...
May 14, 2018: Journal of Sex & Marital Therapy
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