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Association of Sexual Attitudes with Sexual Function: General vs. Specific Attitudes

Mind, Brain, and Behavior Research Center (CIMCYC), University of Granada, 18011 Granada, Spain
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Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2021, 18(19), 10390; https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph181910390
Received: 10 August 2021 / Revised: 27 September 2021 / Accepted: 29 September 2021 / Published: 2 October 2021
Background: Sexual attitudes are related to the expression of sexuality and have been associated with indicators for sexual health. The main aim of this study was to determine the explanatory capacity of general (i.e., erotophilia) and specific (i.e., toward sexual fantasies and masturbation) sexual attitudes on different sexual functioning dimensions (sexual desire, sexual arousal, lubrication/erection, ability to have an orgasm and orgasm satisfaction). Methods: The sample consisted of 2000 heterosexual adults (1044 women, 956 men) aged 18–83 years. Results: The explanatory models for women mainly showed that positive attitudes toward sexual fantasies (β range = −0.35, −0.249) and age (β range = −0.111, 0.086) explained sexual function. The models proposed for men revealed a more diverse pattern, although the variable essential for explaining sexual function was a positive attitude toward sexual fantasies (β range = −0.266, −0.097). Conclusions: These results indicate that specific sexual attitudes, particularly in relation to sexual fantasies, are more sensitive variables than erotophilia in examining sexual health. View Full-Text
Keywords: erotophilia; attitude toward sexual fantasies; attitude toward masturbation; sexual function erotophilia; attitude toward sexual fantasies; attitude toward masturbation; sexual function
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Sierra, J.C.; Gómez-Carranza, J.; Álvarez-Muelas, A.; Cervilla, O. Association of Sexual Attitudes with Sexual Function: General vs. Specific Attitudes. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2021, 18, 10390. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph181910390

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Sierra JC, Gómez-Carranza J, Álvarez-Muelas A, Cervilla O. Association of Sexual Attitudes with Sexual Function: General vs. Specific Attitudes. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. 2021; 18(19):10390. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph181910390

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Sierra, Juan Carlos, Jennifer Gómez-Carranza, Ana Álvarez-Muelas, and Oscar Cervilla. 2021. "Association of Sexual Attitudes with Sexual Function: General vs. Specific Attitudes" International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health 18, no. 19: 10390. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph181910390

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