TITLE

THE ROLE OF SEXUAL FUNCTIONING IN THE SEXUAL DESIRE ADJUSTMENT AND PSYCHOSOCIAL ADAPTATION OF WOMEN WITH HYPOACTIVE SEXUAL DESIRE

AUTHOR(S)
Hurlbert, David Farley; Fertel, Evan R.; Singh, Devendra; Fernandez, Ferdinand; Menendez, D. A.; Salgado, Camila
PUB. DATE
March 2005
SOURCE
Canadian Journal of Human Sexuality;2005, Vol. 14 Issue 1/2, p15
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The associations among sexual functioning and two categorical constraints, psychosocial adaptation and sexual desire adjustment, were examined in a sample of women (N = 66) with hypoactive sexual desire. The findings suggest that sexual functioning, especially sexual stress, contributes an independent source of variance above and beyond that contributed by demographic characteristics, physical characteristics, and relationship dynamic variables in predicting the women's desire adjustment and psychosocial functioning. High sexual compatibility and high sexual satisfaction contributed unique variance in predicting positive self motivation in women with hypoactive sexual desire. Acquired type hypoactive sexual desire and sexual stress in the relationships contributed independently to depression in the study sample. Sexual stress also contributed unique variance to the women's self-esteem and the husband's perception of problem impact. Additionally, social class and body weight served as unique predictors of female subjects' self-esteem. The findings suggest that husband-wife relationships and female sexual functioning represent interrelated and independent subsystems within the marital relationship, and both subsystems may influence the sexual desire adjustment and psychosocial functioning of women with hypoactive sexual desire.
ACCESSION #
18713286

 

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