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The Impact of Intimate Partner Violence on Sexual Attitudes, Sexual Assertiveness, and Sexual Functioning in Men and Women

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(2), 594; https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph18020594
Received: 22 October 2020 / Revised: 7 January 2021 / Accepted: 9 January 2021 / Published: 12 January 2021
Background: Intimate Partner Violence (IPV) causes physical, sexual, or psychological harm. The association between psychosexual (sexual assertiveness, erotophilia, and attitude towards sexual fantasies) and sexual function (sexual desire, sexual excitation, erection, orgasm capacity, and sexual satisfaction), and the experience of physical and non-physical IPV was assessed. Methods: Data from 3394 (1766 women, 1628 men) heterosexual adults completed the Spanish version of the Index of Spouse Abuse, scales measuring psychosexual and sexual function, and demographic characteristics were collected. Results: For men, poorer sexual health was associated with an experience of physical abuse (F = 4.41, p < 0.001) and non-physical abuse (F = 4.35, p < 0.001). For women, poorer sexual health was associated with physical abuse (F = 13.38, p < 0.001) and non-physical abuse (F = 7.83, p < 0.001). Conclusion: The experience of physical or non-physical abuse has a negative association with psychosexual and sexual functioning in both men and women. View Full-Text
Keywords: intimate partner violence; psychosexual variables; sexual functioning intimate partner violence; psychosexual variables; sexual functioning
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Sierra, J.C.; Arcos-Romero, A.I.; Álvarez-Muelas, A.; Cervilla, O. The Impact of Intimate Partner Violence on Sexual Attitudes, Sexual Assertiveness, and Sexual Functioning in Men and Women. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2021, 18, 594. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph18020594

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Sierra JC, Arcos-Romero AI, Álvarez-Muelas A, Cervilla O. The Impact of Intimate Partner Violence on Sexual Attitudes, Sexual Assertiveness, and Sexual Functioning in Men and Women. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. 2021; 18(2):594. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph18020594

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Sierra, Juan C., Ana I. Arcos-Romero, Ana Álvarez-Muelas, and Oscar Cervilla. 2021. "The Impact of Intimate Partner Violence on Sexual Attitudes, Sexual Assertiveness, and Sexual Functioning in Men and Women" International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health 18, no. 2: 594. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph18020594

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