TITLE

The components of optimal sexuality: A portrait of "great sex"

AUTHOR(S)
KIeinpIatz, Peggy J.; Ménard, A. Dana; Paquet, Marie-Pierre; Paradis, Nicolas; Campbell, Meghan; Zuccarino, Dino; Mehak, Lisa
PUB. DATE
July 2009
SOURCE
Canadian Journal of Human Sexuality;2009, Vol. 18 Issue 1/2, p1
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The purpose of this investigation was to develop a useful conceptual model of optimal sexuality by identifying and describing its elements. Semi-structured interviews were conducted with 64 key informants, i.e., 44 individuals who reported having experienced "great sex" and 20 sex therapists. Subsequently, phenomenologically-oriented content analysis was performed on interview transcripts. Eight major components were identified: being present, connection, deep sexual and erotic intimacy, extraordinary communication, interpersonal risk-taking and exploration, authenticity, vulnerability and transcendence. Clinical implications of these findings are considered, including the need for sex therapists to acquire and transmit new methods and skills.
ACCESSION #
43748355

 

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