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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
Delaram A Totonchi, Valerian J Derlega, Louis H Janda
Self-report measures of sexuality may be influenced by people's conscious concerns about confidentiality and social desirability. Alternatively, non-conscious measures (e.g., implicit association tests; IATs) are designed to minimize these validity concerns. We constructed an IAT measure of sex guilt using 154 male and female university students. The sex guilt IAT demonstrated convergent validity as it correlated with various sexual behaviors and incremental validity as it improved the prediction of several sexual behaviors beyond that provided by the Mosher sex guilt scale...
May 14, 2018: Journal of Sex & Marital Therapy
Damian Jacob Sendler, Michal Lew-Starowicz
INTRODUCTION: This study investigates people who have sex with animals (PSA) by describing their living situation, sexual activity, beliefs, and attitudes toward stigmatization. These data are highly applicable to the work of psychiatric and forensic professionals investigating paraphilias. METHODS: We apply mixed-methods approach, using qualitative and quantitative analyses. RESULTS: The findings come from anonymous forum postings of 953 participants; of which 345 agreed to complete a survey upon advertising the study...
May 10, 2018: Journal of Sex & Marital Therapy
Sharron A Spriggs, Lisa J Cohen, Ashley Valencia, Yaseen S Zimri, Igor I Galynker
This study uses qualitative methodology to explore narrative responses to a question regarding the harmful vs. beneficial effects of adult-child sex on children. Data was gathered from a survey of self-identified Minor Attracted Persons (MAPs). Two-hundred and sixty seven survey participants provided narrative responses. Results indicated a significant amount of variability in perceptions of harm and of mitigating or aggravating factors. Understanding the subjective perspectives of MAPs, the range of their attitudes, and the issues that they identify as pertinent is critically important for clinical efficacy in the treatment of pedophilia...
May 9, 2018: Journal of Sex & Marital Therapy
Tiffany Marcantonio, Kristen N Jozkowski, Jackie Wiersma-Mosley
Sexual consent has permeated mainstream discourse as a mechanism used to decrease rates of sexual assault and increase sex-positive communication. Women's external consent behaviors are frequently examined; however, research exploring their internal consent and feelings associated with sexual activity are understudied. The purpose of this study was to understand how partner status and sexual behavior at most recent sexual activity influence women's external/internal consent and feelings during sexual activity...
May 9, 2018: Journal of Sex & Marital Therapy
Zixin Wang, Ligang Yang, Hui Jiang, Shujie Huang, Allison E Palmar, Lu Ma, Joseph T F Lau
(100 words) This study was to investigate prevalence of and factors associated with inconsistent condom use with regular female sex partners (RP) among heterosexual male STD patients (MSTDP) in China. We interviewed 413 MSTDP who had had sex with at least one RP and received a diagnosis within the past one week to six months. The prevalence of inconsistent condom use with RP was 42.9% since STD diagnosis. Associated factors included perceptions related to condom use based on the Theory of Planned Behavior, regret about the decision of having unprotected sex with RP and perceived personal partners' responsibility of using condoms...
May 9, 2018: Journal of Sex & Marital Therapy
Taylor Kohut, Aleksandar Stulhofer
Despite increasing concerns that adolescent men are vulnerable to developing compulsive pornography use, little research has been done in this area. Given recent theorizing and research concerning moral incongruence, we hypothesized that symptoms of compulsive pornography use should generally be associated with higher levels of pornography use and increased growth in male adolescent pornography use over time, but that this pattern would be attenuated among very religious participants. These hypotheses were tested with mixed effects growth models using two independent panel samples of male Croatian adolescents...
April 20, 2018: Journal of Sex & Marital Therapy
Marta Wojciechowska-Zdrojowy, Adam Reich, Jacek C Szepietowski, Adam Wojciechowski
INTRODUCTION: Psoriasis may have negative impact on many aspects of patient life. OBJECTIVE: The aim of the study was to evaluate the influence of psoriasis on erectile dysfunction and other sexual problems in men with psoriasis. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A total of 76 men aged between 20 and 66 years (mean 43.9±13.2 years) were enrolled. Psoriasis severity assessed according to PASI ranged from 2.0 to 49.8 points (mean 15.1±10.3 points). All patients were asked to complete International Index of Erectile Function (IIEF-5), Beck's Depression Inventory and Dermatology Life Quality Index...
April 12, 2018: Journal of Sex & Marital Therapy
Diandian Li, Lijun Zheng
Previous studies have revealed that many individuals in settled relationships engage in online sexual activities (OSAs). Considering this, this study examined the influence the perceived infidelity of OSA has on the OSA experiences of individuals in such committed relationships. OSAs involve viewing sexually explicit material, seeking sexual partners, cybersex, and flirting. Taking these specific activities, we measured perceived infidelity concerning OSAs by asking our participants (N = 301) to select either "yes" or "no" in regard to whether they believed each constituted an infidelity...
April 12, 2018: Journal of Sex & Marital Therapy
Melissa H Manley, Melissa M Legge, Corey E Flanders, Abbie E Goldberg, Lori E Ross
The current study constitutes a qualitative investigation of experiences with and perceptions of consensual non-monogamy (CNM) among a sample of 21 bisexual and plurisexual women with different-gender partners. Participants from Massachusetts, USA, and Toronto, Canada were interviewed four times during pregnancy and the postpartum period. Using an inductive qualitative approach, we found participants were selective about CNM disclosure, and generally apprehensive about stigma surrounding CNM involvement. Additionally, results emphasize the importance of communication, and highlight the range of barriers to and benefits of CNM endorsed by these parents...
April 12, 2018: Journal of Sex & Marital Therapy
Paul J Wright, Chyng Sun, Nicola Steffen
Pornography use is becoming more commonplace and may be a modality by which individuals receive sex education. This survey study assessed pornography consumption, perceptions of pornography as a source of sexual information, and condom use in a heterosexual sample of 200 sexually active German adults who were not in monogamous relationships. At the bivariate, overall-sample level, there was only a modest association between consuming pornography and a decreased frequency of condom use. However, consistent with the sexual script acquisition, activation, application model (3 AM) of sexual media socialization, this association was moderated by differential perceptions of pornography as a source of sexual information...
April 10, 2018: Journal of Sex & Marital Therapy
Sara Schapiro-Halberstam, Lawrence Josephs
Narcissistic men that engage in out-of-control extra-marital sex can be challenging to treat when their cultural background reinforces their misogyny and sense of entitlement, as it does among ultra-orthodox Jewish men. A case study illustrates the challenges for a female clinician helping an unfaithful, married, narcissistic male from an ultra-orthodox Jewish background refrain from seeing prostitutes when he devalued the approach of his female therapist. The patient had to learn that he was not entitled to women's love and respect, but that he needed to earn it by transcending his egocentrism and demonstrating empathy rather than contempt for women...
March 20, 2018: Journal of Sex & Marital Therapy
Cara R Dunkley, Lori A Brotto
BDSM is an overlapping acronym referring to the practices of Bondage and Discipline, Dominance and Submission, and Sadism and Masochism. This paper reviews the psychological literature on BDSM practitioners, and discusses issues concerning BDSM that are relevant to clinicians and sexual health care providers. The literature concerning the psychological health of BDSM practitioners and clinical issues in treating BDSM practitioners was exhaustively reviewed. BDSM practitioners differ minimally from the general population in terms of psychopathology...
March 15, 2018: Journal of Sex & Marital Therapy
Yaniv Efrati
BACKGROUND: Adolescent compulsive sexual behavior (CSB), and its associations with other personality predispositions (attachment orientations, temperament), gender, religiosity, and psychopathological tendencies. Five alternative empirical models were examined, all based on current theory and research on CSB. METHODS: The sample include 311 high-school adolescents (184 boys, 127 girls) ranging in age from 16 to 18 (M  = 16.94, SD  = .65) and enrolled in the eleventh (43...
March 15, 2018: Journal of Sex & Marital Therapy
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March 13, 2018: Journal of Sex & Marital Therapy
Oluyomi Esan, Arinola Esan
Sexual functioning has received little attention as an important aspect of patient care for those suffering from schizophrenia. In Nigeria, cultural and religious factors often prevent patients from talking with their clinician about their sexual life. The aim of our study was to assess the frequency and nature of sexual dysfunction in patients with schizophrenia and assess the determinants of sexual dysfunction in such patients. Sexual dysfunction was assessed with the Arizona Sexual Experience Scale in 90 patients with schizophrenia...
March 6, 2018: Journal of Sex & Marital Therapy
Anne-Julie Lafrenaye-Dugas, Natacha Godbout, Martine Hébert
While it is documented that clients consulting in sex therapy tend to report high rates of childhood interpersonal traumas (e.g., physical, psychological and sexual abuse), which are associated to insecure attachment and poorer therapeutic alliance, the interrelations of these variables have not yet been evaluated in this specific population. This study examined the associations between attachment, cumulative trauma and therapeutic alliance in 278 sex therapy patients who filled out self-report questionnaires...
March 5, 2018: Journal of Sex & Marital Therapy
Massimiliano Sommantico, Barbara De Rosa, Santa Parrello
The authors examined the extent to which outness, connectedness to the LGBT community, and relationship satisfaction could be used to predict internalized sexual stigma scores. A total of 279 Italian lesbians (47%) and gay men (53%) in a same-sex relationship for at least six months completed the web-based survey. Significant correlations were found between outness, connectedness, relationship satisfaction, and internalized stigma. Analyses of variance were conducted on demographic variables to explore group differences...
March 1, 2018: Journal of Sex & Marital Therapy
Yaniv Efrati, Mario Mikulincer
Compulsive sexual behavior comprises individual-based (e.g., sexual fantasies, compulsive sexual thoughts, masturbation) and partnered (e.g., interpersonal sexual conquests, repeated infidelity) facets. Most instruments for assessing compulsive sexual behavior, however, focus less on the individual-based facet and specifically on fantasies and compulsive thoughts. In the current research, we developed and validated an individual-based compulsive sexual behavior scale (I-CSB). In Study 1 (N = 492), the factorial structure of the I-CSB was examined...
April 3, 2018: Journal of Sex & Marital Therapy
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