Sexual satisfaction was also related to body qualities that are less likely to be under public scrutiny i. The SSS-W assesses five separate domains of sexual satisfaction supported by factor analyses: That is, the more esteem women had for their own body parts and functions, the higher their sexual satisfaction with their partner beyond the effects of sexual functioning. Also novel to the current study, sexual satisfaction was significantly related to esteem about body parts that can be physically altered through exercise i. Negative body image has also been shown to lead to sexual avoidance, whereas positive body image has been associated with greater frequency of sexual activity, adventure, optimism, and functioning [ 26 — 29 ].
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The Association Between Sexual Satisfaction and Body Image in Women
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