Getting it on versus getting it over with: sexual motivation, desire, and satisfaction in intimate bonds.

@article{Muise2013GettingIO,
  title={Getting it on versus getting it over with: sexual motivation, desire, and satisfaction in intimate bonds.},
  author={Amy Muise and Emily At Impett and Serge Desmarais},
  journal={Personality & social psychology bulletin},
  year={2013},
  volume={39 10},
  pages={
          1320-32
        }
}
Across three studies, we demonstrate that pursuing sex for approach goals, such as to enhance intimacy, fuels satisfaction and pursuing sex for avoidance goals, such as to avoid disappointing a partner, detracts from satisfaction. In Study 1, we use hypothetical scenarios to provide experimental support for the associations between sexual goals and sexual and relationship satisfaction. In Study 2, a dyadic daily experience study of dating couples, we demonstrate that daily sexual goals are… CONTINUE READING

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