Navigation Links
Sexual Satisfaction May Lead to Greater Well-Being in Women
Date:9/30/2009

But frequency of activity cannot be considered a reliable indicator, researchers say

WEDNESDAY, Sept. 30 (HealthDay News) -- Women who are happy with their sex lives have higher well-being scores and more vitality than women who are sexually dissatisfied, Australian researchers say.

Their study included 295 women, aged 20 to 65, who were sexually active more than twice a month.

"We wanted to explore the links between sexual satisfaction and well-being in women from the community, and to see if there was any difference between pre- and postmenopausal women," study author Dr. Sonia Davison, of the Women's Health Program at Monash University, said in a news release from the journal in which the study was published.

"We found that women who were sexually dissatisfied had lower well-being and lower vitality. This finding highlights the importance of addressing these areas as an essential part of women's health care, because women may be uncomfortable discussing these issues with their doctor," Davison said.

She added that the difficulty in interpreting the findings "is that it is impossible to determine if dissatisfied women had lower well-being because they were sexually dissatisfied, or if the reverse is true, such that women who started with lower well-being tended to secondarily have sexual dissatisfaction. As such, pharmacotherapies aimed to treat sexual dysfunction may have secondary effects on well-being, and the reverse may be true."

More than 90 percent of the women in the study said their sexual activity involved a partner, and that sexual activity was initiated by the partner at least 50 percent of the time. This means that the sexual activity of the study participants may have been affected by partner presence/absence, partner health and sexual function -- factors that weren't addressed in the study, the researchers noted.

"The fact that women who self-identified as being dissatisfied maintained the level of sexual activity reported most likely represents established behavior and partner expectation," senior study author Susan Davis, also of the Women's Health Program at Monash, said in the news release. "It also reinforces the fact that frequency of sexual activity in women cannot be employed as a reliable indicator of sexual well-being."

The study was published Sept. 30 in the Journal of Sexual Medicine.

More information

The U.S. National Women's Health Information Center has more about women's health.



-- Robert Preidt



SOURCE: Journal of Sexual Medicine, news release, Sept. 30, 2009


'/>"/>
Copyright©2009 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. Sexually satisfied women have better general well-being and more vitality
2. Orgasms, sexual health and attitudes about female genitals
3. Genetics Linked to Early Sexual Activity in Kids
4. Unique Webisode Series, The O Mission, Helps Normalize Sexual Health Conversations for Young Adults as Social Networking Changes the Dating Scene
5. Link found between common sexual infection and risk of aggressive prostate cancer
6. Minneapolis-based CornerHouse Marks 20th Anniversary of Helping Sexually Abused Children Around the World
7. Confronting Health Disparities Among Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Youth
8. Low-income kids report first sexual intercourse at 12 years old in new national study
9. Gays, Bisexuals Seek More Psych Services
10. Definitive Sexual Health Book Released
11. Little safe haven for sexually assaulted LGBTQ victims
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:2/10/2016)... ... February 10, 2016 , ... ... as the World Molecular Imaging Congress (WMIC), will be held in New York ... meeting is “Imaging Biology…Improving Therapy.” The congress will highlight and emphasize how imaging ...
(Date:2/10/2016)... California (PRWEB) , ... February 10, 2016 , ... ... are working together to expand dental health services to the developmentally disabled in ... We Care Dental’s operations to a new facility at 71-949 Highway 111, Suite ...
(Date:2/10/2016)... ... February 10, 2016 , ... Compliancy Group LLC ... of medical professionals throughout the country. The Guard was specifically designed to handle ... procedures, employee training, regulatory updates, and compliance coaching. , In addition to meeting ...
(Date:2/10/2016)... , ... February 10, 2016 , ... Dr. Jessica Barron, ... practice is now accepting new dental patients and families in the North Metro Denver ... care services from cleanings to cosmetic dentistry, and all in the most relaxing environment. ...
(Date:2/10/2016)... ... ... AxoGen, Inc. (NASDAQ: AXGN), a leading medical technology company focused on the ... ended December 31, 2015 on Monday, February 29, 2016 after the market closes. , ... the release at 4:30 PM ET. Investors interested in participating by phone are invited ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:2/11/2016)... 2016  Galmed Pharmaceuticals Ltd. (Nasdaq: GLMD ) ... development of a once-daily, oral therapy for the treatment ... Officer, Dr. Maya Halpern , has notified the Company ... Officer and from its Board of Directors effective as ... age. Allen Baharaff . Mr. Baharaff continued, ...
(Date:2/11/2016)... Germany , February 11, 2016 ... up 6.8% to EUR 1,377.2m  Adjusted EBITDA climbs to ... 18.0% to EUR 3.41  Proposed dividend of EUR 0.85 ... sale of glass tubing business and refinancing successfully completed  ... to 5% on organic basis  Adjusted EBITDA expected ...
(Date:2/10/2016)... in the U.S. and Europe , announced ... laser at the upcoming 151 st Midwinter Meeting of ... #4815. The ST PRO is a full featured hard and ... the award winning, industry leading Lightwalker ATS. At an introductory price ... attractive to many dentists hesitating to incorporate lasers into their ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: