Perceptions of Sexuality as Related to Sexual Functioning and Sexual Risk in Women with Different Types of Childhood Abuse Histories

@article{Schloredt2003PerceptionsOS,
  title={Perceptions of Sexuality as Related to Sexual Functioning and Sexual Risk in Women with Different Types of Childhood Abuse Histories},
  author={K. Schloredt and J. Heiman},
  journal={Journal of Traumatic Stress},
  year={2003},
  volume={16},
  pages={275-284}
}
Perceptions of one's sexuality, self-reported sexual functioning, and sexual risk were examined in a community sample of 148 women with histories of either childhood sexual abuse (n = 26), both childhood sexual and physical abuse (n = 44), and neither form of abuse (n = 78). Controlling for depression and anxiety, the groups did not differ on sexual desire, arousal/orgasm, sexual pain, or masturbation. Women with abuse histories reported more negative affect during sexual arousal and reported… Expand
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