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dc.contributor.authorLykins, Amyen
dc.contributor.authorJanssen, Ericken
dc.contributor.authorNewhouse, Sarahen
dc.contributor.authorHeiman, Juliaen
dc.contributor.authorRafaeli, Eshkolen
dc.date.accessioned2012-05-03T11:50:00Z
dc.date.issued2012en
dc.identifier.citationJournal of Sexual Medicine, 9(5), p. 1360-1366en
dc.identifier.issn1743-6095en
dc.identifier.issn1743-6109en
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/1959.11/10056en
dc.description.abstractIntroduction:  Despite the importance of sexuality for romantic relationships, there has been little research attention to individual differences and dyadic variables, including couple similarity, and their association with sexual problems and satisfaction. Aim:  The current study examined the effects of the propensity for sexual inhibition and sexual excitation scales (SIS/SES) and the effects of different mood states on sexuality (Mood and Sexuality Questionnaire [MSQ]), at both the individual and the dyad level, on sexual arousal problems and sexual satisfaction. Methods:  Similarity in SIS/SES and MSQ was measured in a nonclinical sample of 35 newlywed couples and operationally defined as the within-couple, z-transformed correlations between the two partners' item responses. Main Outcome Measures:  Sexual arousal problems were assessed using self-report measures (Demographic and Sexual History Questionnaire) and focused on the past 3 months. Sexual satisfaction was assessed using the Global Measure of Sexual Satisfaction. Results:  Regression analyses revealed that greater similarity in the effects of anxiety and stress on sexuality was associated with more reported sexual arousal problems of wives. In contrast, the husbands' sexual arousal problems were related only to their own higher SIS1 scores. Higher SES scores predicted lower sexual satisfaction for both husbands and wives. Wives who reported strong positive mood effects on their sexuality indicated greater sexual satisfaction, while husbands who were more similar to their wives in the effect of positive moods on sexuality indicated greater sexual satisfaction. Conclusions:  The findings show that, above and beyond one's own sexual propensities, similarity in various aspects of sexuality predicts sexual problems (more so in women) and sexual satisfaction (in both men and women).en
dc.languageenen
dc.publisherWiley-Blackwell Publishing Ltden
dc.relation.ispartofJournal of Sexual Medicineen
dc.titleThe Effects of Similarity in Sexual Excitation, Inhibition, and Mood on Sexual Arousal Problems and Sexual Satisfaction in Newlywed Couplesen
dc.typeJournal Articleen
dc.identifier.doi10.1111/j.1743-6109.2012.02698.xen
dc.subject.keywordsHealth, Clinical and Counselling Psychologyen
local.contributor.firstnameAmyen
local.contributor.firstnameEricken
local.contributor.firstnameSarahen
local.contributor.firstnameJuliaen
local.contributor.firstnameEshkolen
local.subject.for2008170106 Health, Clinical and Counselling Psychologyen
local.subject.seo2008920507 Womens Healthen
local.subject.seo2008920504 Mens Healthen
local.profile.schoolSchool of Psychology and Behavioural Scienceen
local.profile.emailalykins@une.edu.auen
local.profile.emailejanssen@indiana.eduen
local.output.categoryC1en
local.record.placeauen
local.record.institutionUniversity of New Englanden
local.identifier.epublicationsrecordune-20120430-161015en
local.publisher.placeUnited Kingdomen
local.format.startpage1360en
local.format.endpage1366en
local.peerreviewedYesen
local.identifier.volume9en
local.identifier.issue5en
local.contributor.lastnameLykinsen
local.contributor.lastnameJanssenen
local.contributor.lastnameNewhouseen
local.contributor.lastnameHeimanen
local.contributor.lastnameRafaelien
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local.identifier.unepublicationidune:10247en
dc.identifier.academiclevelAcademicen
local.title.maintitleThe Effects of Similarity in Sexual Excitation, Inhibition, and Mood on Sexual Arousal Problems and Sexual Satisfaction in Newlywed Couplesen
local.output.categorydescriptionC1 Refereed Article in a Scholarly Journalen
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local.search.authorLykins, Amyen
local.search.authorJanssen, Ericken
local.search.authorNewhouse, Sarahen
local.search.authorHeiman, Juliaen
local.search.authorRafaeli, Eshkolen
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