A disconnect between sexual attitudes and sexual activity may lower women’s well-being

A disconnect between sexual attitudes and sexual activity may lower women’s well-being (psypost.org)

[Psypost, 12/15/18]  College women tend to report having a worse sex life when there’s a dissonance between their sexual attitudes and their recent sexual activity, according to new research in the Journal of American College Health.

The researchers surveyed 471 heterosexual college women (aged 18–22) regarding their sexual activity over the past 6 months, sexual agency, attitudes on sexual permissiveness, sexual desire, and sexual well-being.

Participants who reported having sex in an exclusive relationship tended to have higher sexual well-being scores than women having casual sex. In other words, women who reported recently having sex in a committed relationship were more likely to agree with statements like “I feel my sexual experiences have given me a more positive view of myself.”………..

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