The Sexual Excitation/Sexual Inhibition Inventory for Women: Psychometric Properties

@article{Graham2006TheSE,
  title={The Sexual Excitation/Sexual Inhibition Inventory for Women: Psychometric Properties},
  author={Cynthia Ann Graham and Stephanie A. Sanders and Robin R Milhausen},
  journal={Archives of Sexual Behavior},
  year={2006},
  volume={35},
  pages={397-409}
}
This article reports on the development of a new questionnaire designed to assess the propensity for sexual excitation and sexual inhibition in women: The Sexual Excitation/Sexual Inhibition Inventory for Women (SESII-W). The theoretical model underlying this research, the Dual Control Model, postulates that sexual response depends on a balance between excitatory and inhibitory mechanisms and that individuals vary in their propensity for excitation and inhibition. This study describes the… 
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