24 Sep How individual, partner, and relationship factors impact sexual satisfaction?
Sexual satisfaction has often been investigated in the context of sexual health objectives or marital satisfaction.
So what are the main factors to consider?
– Positive factors:
Sexual function, sexual communication, and life satisfaction were positive predictors.
Sexual frequency was a positive only in women.
A balance of sexual initiative between partners was a positive predictor of men’s sexual satisfaction.
– Negative factors:
Sexual distress, actor’s sexual desire discrepancy, sociosexual orientation, masturbation, and household income were negative predictors.
Taking all other predictors into account, age and relationship duration did not predict sexual satisfaction.
At a glance, sexual satisfaction is multi-determined and is best explained by considering actor, partner, and interpersonal dimensions of sexual relationships. [source]