Special Issue "Sexual Functioning, Sexual Satisfaction and Health"

A special issue of International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (ISSN 1660-4601). This special issue belongs to the section "Mental Health".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 15 December 2021.

Special Issue Editors

Prof. Dr. Juan Carlos Sierra
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Guest Editor
Mind, Brain, and Behavioral Research Center, University of Granada, 18011 Granada, Spain
Interests: sexual satisfaction; sexual functioning; sexual attitudes; sexual psychophysiology; orgasm; sexual diversity; sexual health
Dr. Cristóbal Calvillo
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Guest Editor
Mind, Brain, and Behavioral Research Center, University of Granada, 18011 Granada, Spain
Interests: sexual satisfaction; sexual functioning; sexual attitudes; sexual psychophysiology; orgasm; sexual diversity; sexual health

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Health, sexual health, sexual satisfaction, and sexual functioning are closely related concepts. The World Health Organization defines sexual health as a state of physical, emotional, mental, and social well-being in relation to sexuality, which implies pleasant and safe sexual experiences. Thus, sexual health is closely related to sexual satisfaction. A dimension of sexuality clearly associated with sexual satisfaction is sexual functioning: desire, arousal, and orgasm are concepts linked to the concept of sexual satisfaction. At present, sexual satisfaction is considered a relevant factor in people's quality of life. Improving health and quality of life requires research in fields such as sexual function and satisfaction.

For this Special Issue, we encourage researchers in human sexuality to submit manuscripts on sexual functioning, sexual satisfaction, and the relationships of this factors with health. Studies on sexual desire, sexual arousal, orgasm, and sexual satisfaction are of interest, as are those on sexual diversity or in populations of different ages (young people, adults, or the elderly), as well as studies that present instruments for assessing sexual functioning and satisfaction. Presentations can be in the form of original articles, brief reports, or critical reviews (systematic reviews and meta-analyses).

Prof. Dr. Juan Carlos Sierra
Dr. Cristóbal Calvillo
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.

Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health is an international peer-reviewed open access semimonthly journal published by MDPI.

Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 2300 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.

Keywords

  • sexual functioning
  • sexual satisfaction
  • sexual response
  • sexual desire
  • sexual excitation
  • orgasm
  • sexual health

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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