Title

Sexual Disclosures: Connections to Relational Satisfaction and Closeness

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

12-2013

Publication Source

Journal of Sex & Marital Therapy

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

Inclusive pages

577-591

ISBN/ISSN

0092-623X

Comments

Permission documentation is on file.

Publisher

Taylor & Francis

Volume

40

Issue

6

Peer Reviewed

yes