Campus Units

English

Document Type

Article

Publication Version

Accepted Manuscript

Publication Date

10-10-2013

Journal or Book Title

Journal of Sex and Marital Therapy

Volume

40

Issue

6

First Page

577

Last Page

591

DOI

10.1080/0092623X.2013.811449

Abstract

This study examines sexual communication by describing the content of sexual disclosures within marital relationships and assessing the association between sexual disclosures and relational outcomes, specifically relational satisfaction and closeness. A survey administered to 293 married individuals (58% female) who had an average age of 40 years (range = 20–73), 13.7 years of marriage (range = 1 month to 54 years), and who reported high levels of relational satisfaction assessed the relation between the content of sexual disclosures and satisfaction and closeness. While sexual disclosures are made infrequently, positive affect and sexual preferences are disclosed more than negative topics and disclosing sexual information is positively related to relationship satisfaction, (280) =.26, p rs(280) =.475, p

Comments

This article is published as Coffelt, T. A., & Hess, J. A. (2014). Sexual disclosures: Connections to relational satisfaction and closeness. Journal of Sex & Marital Therapy, 40, 577-591. doi:10.1080/0092623X.2013.811449. Posted with permission.

Copyright Owner

Taylor & Francis Group, LLC

Language

en

File Format

application/pdf