publication . Article . 2013

Culture and Sexual Self-Disclosure in Intimate Relationships

Nu Tang; Lisamarie Bensman; Elaine Hatfield;
Open Access
  • Published: 20 Dec 2013 Journal: Interpersona: An International Journal on Personal Relationships, volume 7, pages 227-245 (eissn: 1981-6472, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Leibniz-Institute for Psychology Information (ZPID)
Abstract
Sexual self-disclosure is one of the most intimate forms of self-disclosure. Yet, there is surprisingly little research on this topic compared to the voluminous research that exists on self-disclosure (in general). This is particularly surprising since sexual self-disclosure has been found to be correlated with sexual and marital satisfaction (Byers & Demmons, 2010). Conversations about sex have also been found to be critical in preventing HIV and other sexually transmitted infections, expressing sexual consent, and sexual desires and satisfaction (Faulkner & Lannutti, 2010). Nor have scholars investigated the impact of culture on people’s willingness to engage ...
Subjects
free text keywords: Sexual communication, Marital satisfaction, Social psychology, Developmental psychology, Psychology, Sexual attraction, Self-disclosure, Heterosexuality, culture, sexual self-disclosure, BF1-990
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