Dyadic assessment of sexual self-disclosure and sexual satisfaction in heterosexual dating couples

  title={Dyadic assessment of sexual self-disclosure and sexual satisfaction in heterosexual dating couples},
  author={Sheila MacNeil and E. Sandra Byers},
  journal={Journal of Social and Personal Relationships},
  pages={169 - 181}
We examined two proposed pathways between sexual self-disclosure and sexual satisfaction. According to the proposed expressive pathway, reciprocal sexual self-disclosure contributes to relationship satisfaction, which in turn leads to greater sexual satisfaction. According to the instrumental pathway, own sexual self-disclosure leads to greater partner understanding of sexual likes and dislikes, which in turn leads to a more favorable balance of sexual rewards and costs and thus to higher… 

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