Effects of Positive and Negative Mood on Sexual Arousal in Sexually Functional Males

@article{Mitchell1998EffectsOP,
  title={Effects of Positive and Negative Mood on Sexual Arousal in Sexually Functional Males},
  author={William B. Mitchell and Patricia Marten Dibartolo and Timothy Andrew Brown and David H. Barlow},
  journal={Archives of Sexual Behavior},
  year={1998},
  volume={27},
  pages={197-207}
}
Effects of positive and negative musical mood induction on subjective and objective sexual arousal were examined in a group of sexually functional males (N = 24). Subjects evidenced significantly greater objective and subjective sexual response in the positive mood induction condition relative to both baseline and a neutral control condition. In contrast, the negative mood induction condition yielded significantly less objective sexual arousal than baseline and a neutral control condition. Data… Expand
Effects of Depressive Symptoms and Experimentally Adopted Schemas on Sexual Arousal and Affect in Sexually Healthy Women
TLDR
Findings support an information processing conceptualization of sexual arousal and suggest that an acute dose of cognitive sexual schemas can significantly impact subsequent sexual and affective responses. Expand
The effects of experimentally-induced sad and happy mood on sexual arousal in sexually healthy women.
TLDR
Empirical support is provided for the idea that mood can impact on subjective sexual arousal in women and no difference in genital sexual arousal was found between the sad and happy mood conditions. Expand
The effects of false negative feedback on efficacy expectancies and sexual arousal in sexually functional males
The effects of low efficacy expectancies on sexual arousal in sexually functional men were examined. Twenty-six participants were randomly assigned to either a false negative feedback group or aExpand
The Effects of Positive Versus Negative Mood States on Attentional Processes During Exposure to Erotica
TLDR
Investigation of attentional processes to sexual cues are impacted by state emotions, and whether the processes impacted by emotions relate to subjective sexual arousal to a sex film clip revealed gender effects, adding to the literature by showing that men and women process the sexual components of a stimulus differently and by challenging the assumption that emotions shape attention toSexual cues. Expand
Ambivalent Affect and Sexual Response: The Impact of Co-Occurring Positive and Negative Emotions on Subjective and Physiological Sexual Responses to Erotic Stimuli
TLDR
Results showed that positive affect was strongly and positively related to subjective sexual response, and although negative affect was generally a poor predictor of subjective sexual arousal, for women, it was positively associated with genital response in some conditions. Expand
Individual Differences in the Effects of Mood on Sexuality: The Revised Mood and Sexuality Questionnaire (MSQ-R)
TLDR
Heterosexual men and heterosexual women were more likely than homosexual men to report increased desire when in a positive mood, and the reciprocal effects of sexual activity on mood varied by group, as well as intercorrelations and correlations with various sexual behaviors. Expand
Using the Dual Control Model to Investigate the Relationship Between Mood, Genital, and Self-Reported Sexual Arousal in Men and Women
TLDR
The hypothesis that the dual control model is an important framework in understanding how mood influences both subjective and genital sexual arousal was supported. Expand
The Effects of Autobiographic Sexual Memory Recall on the Sexual Response of Sexually Functional Men
TLDR
As predicted, compared to recalling neutral memory, mean genital response was significantly lower during recalling positive and negative memory, however, contrary to prediction, subjective sexual arousal was affected, when multilevel analysis was performed, including a time effect. Expand
Sexual Responsivity and the Effects of Negative Mood on Sexual Arousal in Hypersexual Men Who Have Sex With Men (MSM).
TLDR
No differences were found in genital response between hypersexual and non-hypersexual men, and the 2 groups did not differ in subjective sexual arousal, suggesting that hypersexual MSM may benefit more from an exploration of motivational and behavioral mechanisms underlying possible links between (negative) mood and sexual behavior. Expand
Predictors of men's sexual response to erotic film stimuli: the role of affect and self-reported thoughts.
TLDR
The findings of this study suggest that both affect and sexual arousal thoughts play an important role in men's subjective sexual response, whereas genital response seems to be better predicted by distracting thoughts. Expand
...
1
2
3
4
5
...

References

SHOWING 1-10 OF 22 REFERENCES
Depressed affect and male sexual arousal
TLDR
The findings of delayed subjective arousal with no diminution in tumescence, although contrary to predictions, are consistent with previous research with sexually dysfunctional men and provide partial support for the role of depressed affect in the etiology of erectile dysfunction. Expand
Effects of distraction on sexual responding in functional and dysfunctional men
The effects of a nonsexual cognitive distractor and level of film explicitness (high vs. low arousal film) on sexual responding, both objectively and subjectively measured, were examined withExpand
Affective and physiological sexual response patterns: the effects of instructions on sexually functional and dysfunctional men.
TLDR
Dysfunctional men showed greater general psychological distress, as measured by the SCL-90, including elevated somaticism, anxiety and depression scores, as well as more negative and fewer positive cognitive-affective states. Expand
The effects of anxiety and attentional focus on sexual responding--II. Cognitive and affective patterns in erectile dysfunction.
TLDR
Several cognitive and affective dimensions of responding during an anxiety-producing performance demand and two forms of attentional focus in sexually dysfunctional and functional men are reviewed. Expand
Covariation of sexual desire and sexual arousal: the effects of anger and anxiety.
To test Kaplan's model of hypoactive sexual desire, this investigation examined the effects of anger and anxiety presented during sexual stimuli. Subjects included 24 male undergraduates, free fromExpand
A preliminary investigation of affective and cognitive response to erotic stimulation in men before and after sex therapy.
TLDR
Five aggregate indices were derived using a strategy that combined face-validity and reliability analysis and revealed two trends that differentiated dysfunctional men from controls during the pretest, but that diminished following sex therapy in the dysfunctional men. Expand
Anger and deviant sexual arousal
The purpose of this study was to examine the effects of an anger-producing insult by a female on sexual arousal to rape cues in males. Eight subjects exercised and were insulted by a femaleExpand
The effects of a subjective monitoring task in the physiological measure of genital response to erotic stimulation
TLDR
Results of correlational analyses indicated that for men greater degrees of erection result in significantly higher subjective-objective agreement, and patterns for women as a group were much less clear, with only two significant correlations appearing. Expand
Anxiety increases sexual arousal.
Twelve male subjects who were trained to expect tolerance-level electric shocks viewed an erotic film under three different counterbalanced conditions. In one condition, subjects viewed the eroticExpand
Tripartite model of anxiety and depression: psychometric evidence and taxonomic implications.
TLDR
Results suggest that anxiety and depression can be reliably and validly assessed; moreover, although these disorders share a substantial component of general affective distress, they can be differentiated on the basis of factors specific to each syndrome. Expand
...
1
2
3
...