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dc.date.created2021-06-28T09:37:17Z
dc.date.issued2021
dc.identifier.citationØverup, Camilla Strizzi, Jenna Cipric, Ana Træen, Bente Hald, Gert Martin . Appearance Satisfaction as a Predictor of Specific Sexual Problems and Associated Distress. Journal of Sexual Medicine. 2021
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10852/89462
dc.description.abstractBackground: 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.
dc.languageEN
dc.rightsAttribution 4.0 International
dc.rights.urihttps://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
dc.titleAppearance Satisfaction as a Predictor of Specific Sexual Problems and Associated Distress
dc.typeJournal article
dc.creator.authorØverup, Camilla
dc.creator.authorStrizzi, Jenna
dc.creator.authorCipric, Ana
dc.creator.authorTræen, Bente
dc.creator.authorHald, Gert Martin
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cristin.unitnamePsykologisk institutt
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dc.identifier.cristin1918789
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dc.identifier.jtitleJournal of Sexual Medicine
dc.identifier.volume18
dc.identifier.issue9
dc.identifier.startpage1532
dc.identifier.endpage1544
dc.identifier.doihttps://doi.org/10.1016/j.jsxm.2021.06.019
dc.identifier.urnURN:NBN:no-92098
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dc.type.peerreviewedPeer reviewed
dc.source.issn1743-6095
dc.identifier.fulltextFulltext https://www.duo.uio.no/bitstream/handle/10852/89462/1/Fulltext%2B%25C3%2598verup%2Bet%2Bal%2B2021.pdf
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