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The study aims to evaluate the sexual desire between women with and without sexual dysfunction. For measurement, we have used the Sexual Desire Inventory with 14 items evaluating the expression of a dyadic and solitary sexual desire. The total score is a result by summing the items and it indicates the desire level in these dimensions. The sample was made of 265 women from four locations, three universities and a psychology clinical office. Women from universities accounted to 64%. The left ones were in the process of sex therapy and had sexual dysfunctions. Their ages ranged between 18 and 61 years, about their relationship status, 50% were married, 48% single and 2% divorced. The application had occurred collectively in universities, as individually they took place at the clinical office in appropriate locations according to the ethical requirements demanded by the research. The results did not present any significant differences by t test between groups on the total score and on the dimension of dyadic desire. In contrast, solitary desire presented significantly differences on .05. When making comparisons per items, 11 of them had shown significant differences. These differences indicate that women from the universities' group had higher scores on items related to the dimension of dyadic desire, over the clinical group. It has represented that the sexual desire expression with someone would be affected in the existence of a sexual dysfunction. Another important finding was the difference on the solitary desire expression, in this case, higher on women with sexual dysfunction, possibly the sexual expression with better results for these women. Studies are suggested to evaluate the influence of other variables on sexual desire.


Título: Comparison of sexual desire between women with and without sexual dysfunction

Autores: Carla Zeglio; Ítor Finotelli Jr.; Oswaldo Martins Rodrigues Jr.; Marilandes Ribeiro Braga; Moara Carvalho; Erlei Tavares; Maria Tavares
Palavras-Chave: sexual desire; sexual dysfunctions; solitary desire; dyadic desire; female sexuality

Categoria: Trabalhos publicados em eventos científicos


Referência: Zeglio, C., Finotelli Jr., I., Rodrigues Jr., O. M., Braga, M. R., Carvalho, M., Tavares, E., & Tavares, M. (2013). Comparison of sexual desire between women with and without sexual dysfunction. Trabalho apresentado no 21st Congress of the World Association for Sexual Health. The Journal of Sexual Medicine, Porto Alegre, 368-368.