A qualitative exploration of the meaning and experience of sexual desire among partnered women
Goldhammer, Denisa L. and McCabe, Marita Patricia. (2011) A qualitative exploration of the meaning and experience of sexual desire among partnered women. The Canadian Journal of Human Sexuality. 20(1-2), pp. 19 - 29.
|Authors||Goldhammer, Denisa L. and McCabe, Marita Patricia|
This qualitative study explored the meaning and experience of sexual desire for women. Data were gathered through semi-structured interviews with 40 partnered heterosexual women aged 20 to 61 years drawn from the general population. Thematic analysis of the interview transcripts indicated that the participants understood and experienced their sexual desire primarily within the context of their partner relationships and most frequently reported responsive rather than autonomous experiences of sexual desire. The Implications of the study findings are discussed in relation to the definition, classification, and treatment of sexual desire disorders in women.
|Journal||The Canadian Journal of Human Sexuality|
|Journal citation||20 (1-2), pp. 19 - 29|
|Publisher||University of Toronto Press|
|Web address (URL)||http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=ccm&AN=108246441&site=ehost-live&scope=site|
|Page range||19 - 29|
|Research Group||Institute for Health and Ageing|
|Place of publication||Canada|
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