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Recent Findings on Women’s Motives for Engaging in Sexual Activity

Recent Findings on Women’s Motives for Engaging in Sexual Activity Curr Sex Health Rep (2017) 9:128–135 DOI 10.1007/s11930-017-0114-5 INTEGRATING THE PSYCHOSOCIAL (B MCCARTHY, R SEGRAVES AND A CLAYTON, SECTION EDITORS) Recent Findings on Women’s Motives for Engaging in Sexual Activity 1 1 Cindy M. Meston & Amelia M. Stanton Published online: 22 July 2017 Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2017 . . Abstract Keywords Sexual motives Sexual intercourse Sexual Purpose of Review Motives for engaging in sex are complex, desire and the assessment of these motives offers unique insights into women’s sexual function and overall sexual well-being. In this review, we summarize the most recent literature on reasons for Introduction sexual activity among women and comment on the relation- ship between sexual motives and sexual function with partic- The reasons that motivate women to engage in sexual activity are ular attention to sexual interest/arousal. of both theoretical and clinical importance. Sexual motives have Recent Findings Recent work has focused on the effects of been defined as the conscious and subjective reasons reported by relationship type and attachment on sexual motives, differ- men and women for participating in sexual activities [1� ]. ences in motives based on sexual orientation, and the associ- Theoretical views of sexual motives have changed over time, http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Current Sexual Health Reports Springer Journals

Recent Findings on Women’s Motives for Engaging in Sexual Activity

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Publisher
Springer Journals
Copyright
Copyright © 2017 by Springer Science+Business Media, LLC
Subject
Medicine & Public Health; Urology; Endocrinology
ISSN
1548-3584
eISSN
1548-3592
DOI
10.1007/s11930-017-0114-5
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Abstract

Curr Sex Health Rep (2017) 9:128–135 DOI 10.1007/s11930-017-0114-5 INTEGRATING THE PSYCHOSOCIAL (B MCCARTHY, R SEGRAVES AND A CLAYTON, SECTION EDITORS) Recent Findings on Women’s Motives for Engaging in Sexual Activity 1 1 Cindy M. Meston & Amelia M. Stanton Published online: 22 July 2017 Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2017 . . Abstract Keywords Sexual motives Sexual intercourse Sexual Purpose of Review Motives for engaging in sex are complex, desire and the assessment of these motives offers unique insights into women’s sexual function and overall sexual well-being. In this review, we summarize the most recent literature on reasons for Introduction sexual activity among women and comment on the relation- ship between sexual motives and sexual function with partic- The reasons that motivate women to engage in sexual activity are ular attention to sexual interest/arousal. of both theoretical and clinical importance. Sexual motives have Recent Findings Recent work has focused on the effects of been defined as the conscious and subjective reasons reported by relationship type and attachment on sexual motives, differ- men and women for participating in sexual activities [1� ]. ences in motives based on sexual orientation, and the associ- Theoretical views of sexual motives have changed over time,

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Current Sexual Health ReportsSpringer Journals

Published: Jul 22, 2017

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