Behavioral expressions of sexuality and sexual satisfaction of heterosexual and homosexual couples

Abstract

The objective of this research was to analyze the behavioral expressions of sexuality and sexual satisfaction in heterosexual and homosexual couples, for which two instruments were applied: the “Index of sexual satisfaction” (Hudson, 1989) consisting of 25 items and the “Scale for measuring attitudes towards the practice of behavioral expressions of sexuality” (Sánchez, 2009) consisting of 82 items, which was modified to consist of 5 indicators: Masochism, Voyeurism, Sadism, Fetishism and Chastity. The sample consisted of 15 homosexual couples and 15 heterosexual couples from the state of Campeche, with an age range of 20 to 25 years, with their partner having at least one year of relationship. Among the results, we found that the behavioral expressions of sexuality are related to the sexual satisfaction of heterosexual and homosexual couples. Women show greater sexual satisfaction compared to men, without showing significant differences, and the attitude with greater acceptance of couples is fetishism compared to other attitudes (masochism, voyeurism, sadism and chastity).

Keywords: Sexuality, behavioral expressions, sexual satisfaction

Article Review Status: Published

Pages: 33-40 (Download PDF)

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