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The role of disgust in sexual behavior and experiences


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Šoštarić, Matea. (2018). The role of disgust in sexual behavior and experiences. Diploma Thesis. Filozofski fakultet u Zagrebu, Department of Psychology. [mentor Jurin, Tanja].

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The importance of disgust was neglected in the research of human sexuality.The role of anxiety, anxiety sensitivity and depression has already been studied in the field of sexuality, however, comprehensive research which includes these variables and disgust does not exist.Therefore, the aim of this research was to find the role the three domains of disgust, sexual, moral and pathogen disgust, have in human sexual behavior and experiences–the frequency of sex and solitary sexual activities, sexual satisfaction and sexual dysfunctions, above anxiety, anxiety sensitivity and depression. For the purposes of this research, an online questionnaire was made. It was completed by 1450 participants, of which 68.1% were women and 31.9% were men.The results showed that men and women with higher sexual and moral disgust, and women with higher pathogen disgust, had alower frequency of solitary sexual activities. Men and women who have higher moral disgust, also have a higher result in sexual satisfaction. In women, higher sexual disgust is related to with less frequent sex and more sexual dysfunctions, however, higher pathogen disgust is related towith more frequent sex.Thehierarchical regression analysis for the criterion of solitary sexual activities showed that the importance of religion and sexual disgust were significant predictors of the frequency of solitary sexual activities in men. In women, significant predictors werethe importance of religion, duration of the relationship, anxiety sensitivity and sexual disgust. Sexual disgust had the greatest independent contribution in explaining the frequency of solitary sexual activities in men and women.

Item Type: Diploma Thesis
Uncontrolled Keywords: disgust, sexual behavior and experiences, anxiety, anxiety sensitivity, depression
Subjects: Psychology > Klinička psihologija
Departments: Department of Psychology
Supervisor: Jurin, Tanja
Date Deposited: 13 May 2019 04:57
Last Modified: 13 May 2019 04:57

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