Body concerns in and out of the bedroom: implications for sexual pleasure and problems.

@article{Sanchez2007BodyCI,
  title={Body concerns in and out of the bedroom: implications for sexual pleasure and problems.},
  author={Diana T Sanchez and Amy K. Kiefer},
  journal={Archives of sexual behavior},
  year={2007},
  volume={36 6},
  pages={808-20}
}
Objectification theory (Fredrickson B. L., & Roberts, T. A. (1997). Psychology of Women Quarterly, 21, 173-206) proposes that body image concerns impair sexual function and satisfaction. The present study was designed to test whether body shame was related to sexual problems and pleasure among heterosexual men and women (N = 320). Using structural equation modeling, we tested whether adult men and women's body shame was linked to greater sexual problems (lower sexual arousability and ability to… CONTINUE READING
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