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Sexual Disclosures: Connections to Relational Satisfaction and Closeness
Journal of Sex & Marital Therapy
  • Tina A. Coffelt, Iowa State University
  • Jonathan A. Hess, University of Dayton
Document Type
Article
Publication Date
12-1-2013
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, rρ(280) =.26, p rs(280) =.475, p
Inclusive pages
577-591
ISBN/ISSN
0092-623X
Comments

Permission documentation is on file.

Publisher
Taylor & Francis
Peer Reviewed
Yes
Citation Information
Tina A. Coffelt and Jonathan A. Hess. "Sexual Disclosures: Connections to Relational Satisfaction and Closeness" Journal of Sex & Marital Therapy Vol. 40 Iss. 6 (2013)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/jon_hess/17/