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Psychological Factors Involved in Sexual Desire, Sexual Activity, and Sexual Satisfaction: A Multi-factorial Perspective

Psychological Factors Involved in Sexual Desire, Sexual Activity, and Sexual Satisfaction: A Multi-factorial Perspective

LIMITATIONS AND PROSPECTS FOR FUTURE RESEARCH Because this study is, to our knowledge, the first to explore the joint contribution of motivations, attachment, sensation seeking, self-control, mindfulness, and gender to sexual desire, sexual activity, and sexual satisfaction, further studies should be conducted to confirm our results. In addition, some limitations should also be addressed. First, all aspects of sexuality were assessed with self-report measures. Therefore, we cannot rule out potential biases (e.g., social desirability) of the kind some authors have previously documented (e.g., Alexander & Fisher, 2003; Schwarz, 1999). Moreover, we cannot exclude the possibility that the use of questionnaires (especially those without a precise time frame) may have led to inaccurate retrospective reporting of sexual experience. Second, the people who participated in this study may share some characteristics that those who declined to do so do not. In fact, some studies have demonstrated that volunteers for sex research hold more liberal sexual attitudes than non-volunteers (e.g., Wolchik, Braver, & Jensen, 1985). Third, all participants included in this study defined themselves as heterosexuals and were in stable cohabiting relationships. Therefore, generalizations to other groups should be avoided or made with great caution. Finally, this study is cross-sectional in nature and does not reveal causal relationships between psychological factors and sexuality. Thus, future research should apply a longitudinal design to clarify the direction of the relationships highlighted in this study. Another important issue that must be addressed in future concerns the development of more implicit sex-related measures in order to avoid biases due to social desirability. Moreover, future studies should also examine those factors in individuals who are not involved in long- term relationships or have other sexual preferences. Finally, future research should explore the relation between general trait psychological factors, such as those investigated in the present study, and more specifically sexuality-related factors that have been shown to influence sexual satisfaction, sexual desire and sexual activity, such as sexual motives and sexual self-control (Adam, Teva, & Wit, 2008; Cooper et al., 1998; Muise et al., 2013).
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Harmful or helpful : perceived solicitous and facilitative partner responses are differentially associated with pain and sexual satisfaction in women with provoked vestibulodynia

Harmful or helpful : perceived solicitous and facilitative partner responses are differentially associated with pain and sexual satisfaction in women with provoked vestibulodynia

controlling for sexual function, trait anxiety, and avoidance, higher facilitative responses were associated with higher sexual satisfaction. We did not find support for our hypothesis regarding the association between solicitous partner responses and sexual satisfaction. The finding that higher solicitousness was associated with higher vulvo-vaginal pain intensity is consistent with findings from the chronic pain literature [11, 26, 39] and also with prior studies examining partner responses to PVD pain [20, 23]. In line with Fordyce’s [24] operant learning model and cognitive-behavioral theory, one interpretation of this result is that partners may reinforce and perpetuate avoidant behaviors in the person with pain, as well as negative cognitive appraisals of the pain such as catastrophizing, leading to greater pain. In the current study, solicitous responses were not associated with our measure of women’s avoidance of pain and sexual behaviors. However, the measure of avoidance referred to a more general and wider range of behaviors, whereas the solicitous measure captured partner responses, including those that encourage avoidance, that are specific to the painful sexual interaction (e.g.,
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Woman and partner-perceived partner responses predict pain and sexual satisfaction in vestibulodynia couples

Woman and partner-perceived partner responses predict pain and sexual satisfaction in vestibulodynia couples

predictions in research, based on one’s specific question, but also to promote a multidimensional view of sexuality. The second goal of this research was to compare the influence of women’s and partner’s perception of partner responses on outcome measures. We found that both woman and partner- perceived partner responses predicted women’s pain intensity, which is consistent with the limited data on dyadic agreement in chronic pain couples [36]. However, only woman-perceived partner responses predicted women’s sexual satisfaction. That partner’s perception of his own responses failed to predict women’s sexual satisfaction is consistent with the single PVD study that assessed the impact of a cognitive variable from the perspective of both members of the couple on women’s functioning. Specifically, Jodoin et al. found that partner-perceived attributions for PVD pain did not predict women’s pain or sexual function [16] . Specifying whether the patients’ or partners’ perception of partner responding predicts, or is a better predictor, of patient outcomes may have implications for choosing appropriate measures in future research, depending on the goals of the study. Moreover, if partner responses are highly consistent, then we can be more confident that the behavior is being accurately measured by asking only one of the two partners [36]. The current study is only the second to take into account the perspective of both women and partners. Future studies may help clarify the diverging results regarding the influence of partner-perceived variables on women’s pain. Our findings provide preliminary support for the contention that for some outcomes, such as sexual satisfaction, only the women’s perception of partner responses is predictive, but for other outcomes such as pain intensity, either partner’s perception may accurately predict outcomes.
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Provoked vestibulodynia : mediators of the associations between partner responses, pain, and sexual satisfaction

Provoked vestibulodynia : mediators of the associations between partner responses, pain, and sexual satisfaction

To assess the indirect effect of participant- and partner-perceived solicitous responses on pain intensity through the proposed cognitive factors and while controlling for significant covariates, a multiple mediation model was tested in lieu of separate simple mediation models. This model was used in order to (1) examine whether the mediators account for the main effect while conditional on the presence of the other mediators, (2) reduce the likelihood of parameter bias because of omitted variables, and (3) determine the relative strength of each mediator (Preacher & Hayes, 2008). Given that the subscales of the self-efficacy measure assess self- efficacy for distinct domains (pain, sexual function, and other symptoms), each subscale was assessed as a separate mediator along with the total score for pain catastrophizing. A simple mediation model was used to assess the indirect effect of participant-perceived solicitous and negative responses on sexual satisfaction through the single mediator, dyadic adjustment, controlling for significant covariates.
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Sexual and relationship intimacy among women with provoked vestibulodynia and their partners : associations with sexual satisfaction, sexual function, and pain self-efficacy

Sexual and relationship intimacy among women with provoked vestibulodynia and their partners : associations with sexual satisfaction, sexual function, and pain self-efficacy

improvement of sexual intimacy to promote sexual satisfaction in this population. As hypothesized, women’s higher sexual and relationship intimacy were both associated with their higher sexual function. These results are consistent with those from a recent study conducted among people reporting sexual difficulties 33 . In this study, participants reported that positive communication, including the ability to communicate their sexual needs, in addition to a positive romantic relationship, are what helped them to renegotiate their sexuality. In another study, among women with a sexual dysfunction (excluding PVD), the level of dysfunction was predicted by the importance of intimacy in their couple relationship, such that decreased intimacy was associated with higher levels of dysfunction 27 . Sexual and relationship intimacy may be protective factors for individuals suffering from a sexual dysfunction; especially considering that intimacy moderated the association between some aspects of sexual functioning and distress, whereby low intimacy was associated with higher distress in people reporting low sexual desire 53 .
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Intimacy, sexual satisfaction and sexual distress in vulvodynia couples : an observational study

Intimacy, sexual satisfaction and sexual distress in vulvodynia couples : an observational study

19 Perceived disclosure is associated with sexual satisfaction and sexual distress Women’s and spouses’ higher perceived disclosure were associated with their own and their partners’ greater sexual satisfaction. These results are consistent with correlational self- report studies showing associations between: (1) indirect communication about sexual intimacy and lower sexual satisfaction (Theiss, 2011) and (2) disclosure of sexual likes and dislikes and higher sexual satisfaction (Rehman, Rellini, & Fallis, 2011). However, previous studies focused on disclosure of sexual preferences among non-clinical samples using cross-sectional designs, whereas the present study extends this work among couples struggling with sexual difficulties and using an observational design. Disclosing about vulvodynia’s impact to a spouse might help the couple to cope more adaptively with the pain and facilitate their sexual satisfaction.
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Penile prosthesis, sexual satisfaction and representation of male erotic value

Penile prosthesis, sexual satisfaction and representation of male erotic value

Table IV shows that, among men, satisfaction correlates negatively with the APl scale, with the women's SIQ-F2 score, with the AAPPI scale, with a lack of penile sensitivity, with a feel[r]

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AIDS Impact special issue 2009: Stigma, discrimination and sexual (dis)satisfaction among people living with HIV: results from the "AIDES et toi" surve

AIDS Impact special issue 2009: Stigma, discrimination and sexual (dis)satisfaction among people living with HIV: results from the "AIDES et toi" surve

For Peer Review Only Stigma, discrimination and sexual (dis)satisfaction among people living with HIV: results from the “ AIDES et toi” survey The effects of HIV-related stigma and discrimination have been studied in several areas, such as access to testing, quality of care quality and access to work. Nevertheless, the effects of stigma and discrimination on the sexual life of people living with HIV/AIDS have not been studied enough. AIDES, a French community-based organization, has developed a biannual survey which assesses several socio-economical and psychosocial dimensions of the people in contact with this organization. A focus on the results concerning sexual (dis)satisfaction and the factors associated are presented here. A convenience sample of 521 HIV positive MSM, heterosexual men and women was analyzed. A logistic regression was performed to examine which factors were significantly associated with sexual dissatisfaction. Results showed that being older, not having a full-time job, not having a steady sexual partner, lower frequency of sexual intercourse, discrimination in the sexual relationship setting, and the perception of loneliness were independently associated with sexual dissatisfaction. A quality health approach must include the aspects linked to sexual life and sexual satisfaction. Given the potentially harmful effects that HIV-related stigma and discrimination have on PLWHA’s well-being, more specific actions and advocacy in this direction should be developed and implemented.
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Attachment, sexual assertiveness and sexual outcomes in women with provoked vestibulodynia and their partners : a mediation model

Attachment, sexual assertiveness and sexual outcomes in women with provoked vestibulodynia and their partners : a mediation model

The men’s version of the Sexual History Form was used to investigate partners’ sexual functioning (Nowinski & LoPiccolo, 1979). This self-report measure consists of 28 multiple choice questions referring to various areas of sexual function such as frequency of sexual activity, sexual desire, arousal, orgasm, pain and sexual satisfaction. A global summary score can be calculated by averaging 12 selected items reflecting overall level of sexual functioning. This global score varies between 0 and 1, with higher scores representing greater dysfunction. Research has shown that the SHF global score possessed good temporal stability in addition to adequate internal consistency coefficients (Creti et al., 1998). Regarding discriminant validity, the SHF can distinguish between sexually dysfunctional and healthy men (Creti et al., 1998). Some items refer to the attainment of orgasm through vaginal penetration. Considering that a significant proportion of women with PVD are unable to practice vaginal penetration, the scale needed to be adapted to the current population. Therefore, two items were deleted to improve the internal consistency of the scale. The Cronbach alpha in this sample was .68.
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The risk of telling : a dyadic perspective on romantic partners' responses to child sexual abuse disclosure and their associations with sexual and relationship satisfaction

The risk of telling : a dyadic perspective on romantic partners' responses to child sexual abuse disclosure and their associations with sexual and relationship satisfaction

The particular impact of emotional support on the sexual satisfaction of the survivors, and not their relationship satisfaction, might be explained by a heightened emotional awareness and sexual communication in the couple. It has been found that high betrayal traumas (e.g., abuse by caregiver) are associated with alexithymia (trouble labelling and expressing emotions) and poorer sexual communication with partners (Goldsmith, Freyd, & DePrince, 2012; Rosenthal & Freyd, 2017). These traumas instigate emotional disconnection and can bring survivors to chronically suppress their sexual needs. Thus, the opportunity to share about the trauma with their loved one and to feel emotionally supported might have helped survivors reconnect to their emotions and needs, which could have increased their sexual communication and intimacy, leading in turn to increased sexual satisfaction. However, positive responses during disclosure have been less studied then their negative counterparts (Relyea & Ullman, 2015). This can be partly explained by the fact that the detrimental effects of negative responses are assumed to be stronger than the aiding effects of the positive ones (Davis, Brickman, & Baker, 1991). This hypothesized lower impact of positive support might also explain why, contrary to our
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Persistence of Problematic Sexual Behaviors in Children

Persistence of Problematic Sexual Behaviors in Children

children with persistent PSB. Future studies might explore whether the obsessive thoughts and compulsive actions of PSB children are related to sexual matters. Surprisingly, somatic complaints, such as feeling dizzy or lightheaded, overtired without good reason, and physical problems without a known medical cause, proved correlated to PSB persistence. These complaints have been reported in children who manifest various other difficulties, including suicidal ideation, attempted suicide, internalizing disorders, posttraumatic stress disorder, and maltreatment, especially sexual abuse (Ginsburg, Riddle, & Davies, 2006; Haugaard, 2004; Hensley & Varela, 2008; Hukkanen, Sourander, & Bergroth, 2003; Van Tilburg et al., 2010), but not in chil- dren with PSB. Regarding maltreatment, our results suggest that it does not predict the persistence of PSB. Maltreatment could have an immediate impact on the manifestation of PSB (Bonner et al., 1999; Pithers, Gray, Busconi, & Houchens, 1998a, 1998b), but it does not appear to explain PSB persistence. We believe that one of the consequences of maltreatment in more severely victimized children comes in the form of somatic com- plaints, the latter influencing the persistence of PSB.
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Job Satisfaction and Quits

Job Satisfaction and Quits

Job Satisfaction and Quits Louis Lévy-Garboua, Claude Montmarquette, Véronique Simonnet.. To cite this version: Louis Lévy-Garboua, Claude Montmarquette, Véronique Simonnet.[r]

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Médiathèque La Durance : une enquête de satisfaction

Médiathèque La Durance : une enquête de satisfaction

Ce qui a motive cette demarche peut se resumer d'une maniere tres pragmatique. 1 s*agit avant tout d'une reporise a ia demande specifique formulee par ia dlrectrtce de i'[r]

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Rising Aspirations Dampen Satisfaction

Rising Aspirations Dampen Satisfaction

The first and third columns in both of these tables show what is by now a fairly standard set of results relating actual happiness to a set of socio-demographic variables. Many of the results in Tables 3 and 4 are well-known for both males and females. Happiness is U-shaped in age, with a minimum in the early 50s (Clark et al., 1996). Education in Japan is strongly positively correlated with happiness, even controlling for the level of income. 8 Existing work on Western countries often finds insignificant or even negative correlations (see Layard et al., 2012), although recent work on income satisfaction in Japan also uncovered positive education coefficients (Clark et al., 2013). This strong correlation of education with subjective well-being, even when controlling for income, may therefore be something of a Japanese specificity as compared to other OECD countries, and doubtless merits further investigation.
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The cognitive effects of anxiety on sexual arousal

The cognitive effects of anxiety on sexual arousal

theory attributes the inhibitory effect of one state upon the other to a direct physiological causality effect. In the beginning, the theory of reciprocal inhibition was very appealing to clinicians sensitive to the almost constant presence of elements of anxiety implicit in functional problems. However, beyond the field of sexual dysfunctions, various elements caused doubt regarding such a simple and direct inhibitory relationship. First, several anecdotes evoked the possibility of sexual arousal stimulated by stress. For examples, stories of lovers who were stimulated by the fear of being caught in the act, stories of couples where sexual relations following a “good old” argument were all the more intense, or stories of rape carried out in the heat of anger. Clinical observations then became systematic. Since the work of Marshall, Laws & Barbaree (1990), we now know that certain types of criminal sexual behaviour are stimulated by stress or are the result of humiliation. It is also the case for certain cases of paraphilia and for compulsive sexual behaviour where stress is often a trigger (Bancroft & Vukadinovic, 2004; Kafka, 2007). Moreover, surveys carried out among the general population also showed that anxiety and arousal can sometimes go hand in hand. For instance, the survey published in 2003 by the Bancroft team showed that 28.3 % of the interviewed men have reported that anxiety put a strain on their sexual interests, while 20.6 % considered it to be stimulating. Twenty percent is fairly significant. It is highly unlikely that we are only dealing with marginal cases of compulsive or deviant sexuality. The survey by Lykins, Janssen and Graham carried out in 2006 on female students also showed similar results. In this survey, 10 % of the students reported to be sexually stimulated by anxiety. Clearly, anxiety is not only an antagonist of sexual functioning; it can also, and quite often, be an agonist. This rapidly led to the belief that anxiety-arousal relations were probably more complex than the reciprocal inhibition theory suggested. During the last two decades, we have gone from a theory centred on inhibition and the peripheral physiological mechanisms to a theory insisting more on the complexity of the relations between the two states and on the cognitive explicators.
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BML - Barometre de  satisfaction 2013

BML - Barometre de satisfaction 2013

confort et chaleur des espaces : un effort à faire pour la Part Dieu Derrière l’appréciation satisfaisante portée globalement sur le confort et la chaleur des lieux se cache en fait une très bonne appréciation pour l’ensemble des bibliothèques, et une appréciation plus en retrait pour la bibliothèque de la Part Dieu (15.2 sur le confort, 14.2 pour l’ambiance chaleureuse). Et si les espaces donnent globalement satisfaction, il faut noter qu’en dehors des médiathèques (Bachut, Vaise et Croix Rousse – moyenne de 16.2), les visiteurs souhaiteraient clairement avoir plus de places pour travailler et consulter, surtout à la Part Dieu (15.2 pour les autres bibliothèques sauf Part Dieu : 14.0).
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Satisfaction maternelle et mode d'accouchement

Satisfaction maternelle et mode d'accouchement

La satisfaction est un concept individuel, subjectif, à multiples facettes, ce qui la rend difficile à mesurer et à interpréter. En effet, elle comprend des aspects cognitifs, affectifs, mais également des aspects culturels et sociodémographiques. L’Organisation Mondiale de la Santé définit la santé comme « un état de bien-être physique, mental et social ». La satisfaction des patients constitue donc un élément de santé en soi, à l’heure où l’aspect technique de l’hospitalisation prend le pas sur la dimension humaine. (2). Si la prise en charge proposée a tenu compte des préférences et des attentes du patient, celle-ci sera jugée plus acceptable. La satisfaction contribue donc au succès de la prise en charge globale du patient. Elle est un résultat légitime des soins et un indicateur de la qualité des soins. Pour Vuori (2), « si les patients sont mécontents, les soins n’ont pas atteint leur objectif ».
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BML - Barometre de satisfaction 2015

BML - Barometre de satisfaction 2015

Les visiteurs non-inscrits représentent 21.6% des visites réalisées en bibliothèques, et 46% des entrées aux grandes expositions de la Part-Dieu (source = « quel est le public des mani[r]

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Baromètre satisfaction BmL 2018

Baromètre satisfaction BmL 2018

59 ZOOM sur … la bibliothèque du 4e Avec une bonne appréciation globale de 15,8, la bibliothèque de la Croix-Rousse est néanmoins la seule bibliothèque, avec celle de la Part-Dieu, à être légèrement en-dessous du seuil de satisfaction. Globalement, le sentiment est que la bibliothèque est « trop à l’étroit » par rapport à ce que les usagers en attendent. Les usagers souhaitent des évolutions, qui intègrent leur avis : davantage de places, de choix dans les collections (particulièrement CD et DVD, même si les visiteurs ont bien remarqué une évolution positive depuis 2013), avec une présentation plus attractive et, avant tout, une ouverture plus large, tant au niveau des horaires (le matin, entre midi et deux, le soir) que pour les jours d’ouverture. A cet égard, la boîte 24/24 est très appréciée mais jugée trop souvent indisponible.
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Le MEOPA en salle de travail : satisfaction des patientes

Le MEOPA en salle de travail : satisfaction des patientes

La satisfaction des patients est essentielle dans le milieu de la santé. En effet, son évaluation permet d'améliorer nos techniques et nos différentes prise en charge. Notre étude a montré qu'une majorité de patientes étaient satisfaites de la méthode de l'inhalation du MEOPA® en salle de travail et que la plupart d'entre-elles ont ressenti une diminution de la douleur. Le rôle d'information de la sage-femme parait essentiel et pourtant un manque d'information ressort de cette étude. De plus, cette étude nous a démontré que les patientes ne sont pas assez consultées quand aux prises de décisions concernant leur propre santé. Être informée et participer aux décisions sur leur prise en charge en salle de naissance permet aux patientes de ne pas subir leur accouchement mais d'être actrice et ainsi de mieux vivre cet événement.
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