The present study explored effects of emotional states on sexual desire and dysfunction. Three basic emotion dimensions, pleasure-displeasure, arousal-nonarousal, and dominance-submissiveness, served as the independent factors. Factor analysis of a sexual desire and problems questionnaire yielded a single factor with sexual desire as one pole and sexual problems as the opposite pole. Sexual desire was greater when subjects felt pleasure rather than displeasure, unaroused rather than aroused, and dominant rather than submissive. The highest levels of sexual desire and freedom from sexual problems were associated with pleasant and dominant feelings e. Except for the uniformly greater sexual desire of males than of females across all conditions, all findings were applicable equally to the two sexes.
Effects of emotional state on sexual desire and sexual dysfunction
Effects of emotional state on sexual desire and sexual dysfunction | SpringerLink
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The Neglected Heart: The Emotional Dangers of Premature Sexual Involvement
At the time of the study, Sonya S. Bonnie L. We examined the social and emotional consequences among adolescents of refraining from sexual activity oral or vaginal sex and whether these consequences differed over time and by gender and sexual experience.
In discussions of teen sex, much is said about the dangers of pregnancy and disease but far less about the emotional hazards. I wish someone had been preaching abstinence in my ear when I was in high school. That was when my sexual activity started.