Personal factors that contribute to or impair women's ability to achieve orgasm

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dc.contributor Sistema FMUSP-HC: Faculdade de Medicina da Universidade de São Paulo (FMUSP) e Hospital das Clínicas da FMUSP
dc.contributor.author LUCENA, B. B. de FMUSP-HC
ABDO, C. H. N. FMUSP-HC
dc.date.issued 2014
dc.identifier.citation INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF IMPOTENCE RESEARCH, v.26, n.5, p.177-181, 2014
dc.identifier.issn 0955-9930
dc.identifier.uri http://observatorio.fm.usp.br/handle/OPI/8591
dc.description.abstract This work aims to identify factors that contribute and those that impair the ability to experience orgasm during sexual activity. It compared women (n = 96) aged 18-61 (M =38.5 years) in a stable relationship that, after a normal arousal phase, do not have an orgasm (OD) with those that do (OA) regarding sociodemographic data, sexual frequency, talking about sex with their physician, talking about sex with their partner, sexual education, masturbation, sexual desire, sexual satisfaction, depression and anxiety. We found differences between the OD and OA groups with regard to level of education (P=0.022), sex education during childhood and/or adolescence (P<0.001), masturbation (P=0.017), sexual satisfaction (P<0.001), anxiety (P<0.001) and sexual desire (P<0.001). The final model of logistic regression for orgasm problems included the variables 'masturbation', 'high school', 'sexual desire' and 'anxiety'. Orgasm difficulties are influenced by personal factors, such as anxiety and low sexual desire. Increased levels of anxiety also increase orgasmic difficulties. Women who masturbate and/or have completed high school are considerably more likely to reach orgasm during sexual activity.
dc.description.sponsorship · Coordination for the Improvement of Higher Education Personnel (CAPES, Brazil)
dc.language.iso eng
dc.publisher NATURE PUBLISHING GROUP
dc.relation.ispartof International Journal of Impotence Research
dc.rights restrictedAccess
dc.subject.other sexual dysfunction; heterosexual intercourse; future-directions; brazilian women; aged women; prevalence; disorder; sample; frequency; desire
dc.title Personal factors that contribute to or impair women's ability to achieve orgasm
dc.type article
dc.rights.holder Copyright NATURE PUBLISHING GROUP
dc.identifier.doi 10.1038/ijir.2014.8
dc.type.category original article
dc.type.version publishedVersion
hcfmusp.author LUCENA, B. B. de:FM:
hcfmusp.author ABDO, C. H. N.:FM:MPS
hcfmusp.origem.id WOS:000342600400004
hcfmusp.origem.id 2-s2.0-84927177695
hcfmusp.publisher.city LONDON
hcfmusp.publisher.country ENGLAND
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