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Title: Sexual Functioning in a Non-Clinical Sample of Partnered Lesbians
Contributor(s): Meana, Marta (author); Rakipi, Remi (author); Weeks, Gerald (author); Lykins, Amy  (author)orcid 
Publication Date: 2006
DOI: 10.1300/J398v05n02_01
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Abstract: One-hundred women involved in a primary lesbian relationship completed a measure investigating sexual difficulties with various aspects of sex with their current partner. Results were compared to previous research on both heterosexual and gay couples. Reported frequency of sexual activity and levels of sexual satisfaction were equivalent to those of heterosexual and gay couples. This sample also reported fewer and different types of sexual problems than did heterosexual women. Analyses suggest that the sexual life of lesbians is more robust than often reported. Discussed are relational dynamics, possibly protective of lesbian sexual relationships, as well as clinical implications of re-assessing the nature and importance of sex to lesbian couples.
Publication Type: Journal Article
Source of Publication: Journal of Couple and Relationship Therapy, 5(2), p. 1-22
Publisher: Routledge
Place of Publication: United States of America
ISSN: 1533-2683
Field of Research (FOR): 170106 Health, Clinical and Counselling Psychology
170105 Gender Psychology
Socio-Economic Outcome Codes: 920507 Womens Health
920209 Mental Health Services
Peer Reviewed: Yes
HERDC Category Description: C1 Refereed Article in a Scholarly Journal
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