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Sist endret: 24. november 2021, 09:28
NVI-rapporteringsår: 2021
Resultat
Vitenskapelig artikkel
2021

Appearance Satisfaction as a Predictor of Specific Sexual Problems and Associated Distress

Bidragsytere:
  • Camilla Øverup
  • Jenna Strizzi
  • Ana Cipric
  • Bente Træen og
  • Gert Martin Hald

Tidsskrift

Journal of Sexual Medicine
ISSN 1743-6095
e-ISSN 1743-6109
NVI-nivå 1

Om resultatet

Vitenskapelig artikkel
Publiseringsår: 2021
Volum: 18
Hefte: 9
Sider: 1532 - 1544
Open Access

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Scopus-ID: 2-s2.0-85111831061

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Tittel

Appearance Satisfaction as a Predictor of Specific Sexual Problems and Associated Distress

Sammendrag

Background: Appearance dissatisfaction is a sensitive issue and has been tied to depression, dissatisfaction in romantic relationships, and reduced sexual satisfaction. Aim: This study sought to examine associations between appearance satisfaction and specific sexual problems and related distress, testing also the moderating role of relationship satisfaction. Methods: A large web-sample of Norwegians in romantic relationships (N = 2,903) completed a one-time survey. Outcomes: Participants reported on their experience of five different sexual problems and associated level of distress. Results: We found that appearance satisfaction was associated with reporting fewer sexual problems, and specifically, with a smaller likelihood of experiencing problems with lack of enjoyment, lack of excitement, and lack of climax. Furthermore, appearance satisfaction was unrelated to overall sexual problem-related distress, but was associated with feeling less distress about lack of excitement and lack of climax. Relationship satisfaction did not serve as a moderator of the associations. Clinical Translation: These findings suggest the importance of attending to appearance satisfaction when working with clients with multiple sexual problems, particularly those related to excitement and enjoyment. Strengths and Limitations: Strengths of the study include a large sample of partnered adults and assessment of specific sexual problems and associated distress. A limitation is that outcomes were assessed using single items, rather than multi-item scales. Conclusion: The study highlights the importance of examining the presence of sexual problems and associated distress separately, and to consider appearance satisfaction as a predictor of sexual functioning.

Bidragsytere

Camilla Øverup

  • Tilknyttet:
    Forfatter
    ved Københavns Universitet

Jenna Strizzi

  • Tilknyttet:
    Forfatter
    ved Københavns Universitet

Ana Cipric

  • Tilknyttet:
    Forfatter
    ved Københavns Universitet
Aktiv cristin-person

Bente Træen

  • Tilknyttet:
    Forfatter
    ved Psykologisk institutt ved Universitetet i Oslo

Gert Martin Hald

  • Tilknyttet:
    Forfatter
    ved Københavns Universitet
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