Body Image and Sexual Satisfaction: Implications for Couple Therapy

  • Holt A
  • Lyness K
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This study explored the relationships between body image and sexual satisfaction and between reflected appraisal and sexual satisfaction, by gender. Participants were male (N = 44) and female (N = 130) college students. There was a significant positive linear relationship between both body image and reflected appraisal and sexual satisfaction. The correlation between body image and sexual satisfaction was significant for both genders. There was no statistical difference between males versus females. These findings support the idea that body image concerns are not strictly a female problem and extend previous research by incorporating the outcome variable of sexual satisfaction. [ABSTRACT FROM AUTHOR] Copyright of Journal of Couple & Relationship Therapy is the property of Taylor & Francis Ltd and its content may not be copied or emailed to multiple sites or posted to a listserv without the copyright holder's express written permission. However, users may print, download, or email articles for individual use. This abstract may be abridged. No warranty is given about the accuracy of the copy. Users should refer to the original published version of the material for the full abstract. (Copyright applies to all Abstracts.)

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  • Sexual satisfaction
  • body image
  • gender differences
  • retiected appraisal

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  • Andrea Holt

  • Kevin P Lyness

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