Kissing is good: A developmental investigation of sexuality in adolescent romantic couples

  title={Kissing is good: A developmental investigation of sexuality in adolescent romantic couples},
  author={D. Welsh and P. Haugen and L. Widman and N. Darling and Catherine M. Grello},
  journal={Sexuality Research \& Social Policy},
This study investigated sexuality as a predictor of the quality of adolescent romantic relationships. Individuals’ sexual feelings (desire for partner) and couples’ sexual behaviors were examined as components of sexuality, with gender and age as potential moderators. Participants included 211 male-female couples aged 14–21 that had been dating a minimum of 4 weeks. Findings revealed important connections between sexuality and relationship quality. Specifically, kissing and desiring a romantic… Expand
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