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“It's More Important That I Serve Someone Else's Needs. Or That I Just Don't Become the Problem”: Emerging Adult Women on Sexual Communication

Abstract Sexual satisfaction has been positively linked to both individual and relational wellbeing (Christopher & Sprecher, 2000; Davison, Bell, LaChina, Holden, & Davis, 2009). Further, sexual communication has demonstrated positive impacts on sexual satisfaction (Byers, 2005); yet, research by MacNeil and Byers (2009) found that most people in romantic relationships do not share their sexual preferences with their partner. According to Tolman (2002), women seem to be especially reluctant to communicate sexually, due to the particular societal restrictions placed on expressions of female sexuality and desire. This study aims to understand how emerging adult women communicate with their sexual partners in order to increase pleasure, what ba... (more)
Created Date 2019
Contributor Farnworth, Megan Jacobs (Author) / Waldron, Vincent R (Advisor) / Feinstein, Brian A (Committee member) / Mean, Lindsey (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Communication / Women's studies / Psychology / emerging adulthood / female sexuality / sexual communication / sexual pleasure
Type Masters Thesis
Extent 54 pages
Language English
Note Masters Thesis Communication Studies 2019
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
Additional Formats MODS / OAI Dublin Core / RIS

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