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Extradyadic activity in European older adults

Extradyadic activity in European older adults
Extradyadic activity in European older adults
The purpose of this study was to assess the prevalence of extradyadic activity in older adults in four European countries and investigate factors associated with extradyadic sex. Postal questionnaire data were collected in probability samples among populations aged 60–75 years in Norway (N = 1271), Denmark (N = 1045), Belgium (N = 991), and Portugal (N = 509). Across the different countries, 1-4% of participants reported having had their last sexual intercourse with someone other than their regular partner. The multivariate logistic regression analysis for men showed that extradyadic sex was 2.5 times higher for every unit increase in not sharing sexual likes and dislikes with their regular partner, and 1.5 times higher for every unit increase in relationship unhappiness. Extradyadic activity decreased by a factor of 0.71 for every unit increase in the regular partner (not) having had sexual difficulties. Compared to Norwegian men, Belgian men had a 70% lower likelihood of having had extradyadic sex. In women, only one significant association emerged: extradyadic sex was 2.5 times higher for every unit increase in (not) perceiving intimacy with their regular partner.
extradyadic sex, infidelity, older adults, Europe
1468-1994
1-27
Træen, Bente
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Kvalem, Ingela Lundin
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Hald, Gert Martin
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Graham, Cynthia
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Træen, Bente
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Kvalem, Ingela Lundin
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Hald, Gert Martin
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Graham, Cynthia
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Træen, Bente, Kvalem, Ingela Lundin, Hald, Gert Martin and Graham, Cynthia (2019) Extradyadic activity in European older adults. Sexual and Relationship Therapy, 1-27. (doi:10.1080/14681994.2019.1685085).

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The purpose of this study was to assess the prevalence of extradyadic activity in older adults in four European countries and investigate factors associated with extradyadic sex. Postal questionnaire data were collected in probability samples among populations aged 60–75 years in Norway (N = 1271), Denmark (N = 1045), Belgium (N = 991), and Portugal (N = 509). Across the different countries, 1-4% of participants reported having had their last sexual intercourse with someone other than their regular partner. The multivariate logistic regression analysis for men showed that extradyadic sex was 2.5 times higher for every unit increase in not sharing sexual likes and dislikes with their regular partner, and 1.5 times higher for every unit increase in relationship unhappiness. Extradyadic activity decreased by a factor of 0.71 for every unit increase in the regular partner (not) having had sexual difficulties. Compared to Norwegian men, Belgian men had a 70% lower likelihood of having had extradyadic sex. In women, only one significant association emerged: extradyadic sex was 2.5 times higher for every unit increase in (not) perceiving intimacy with their regular partner.

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Accepted/In Press date: 17 October 2019
e-pub ahead of print date: 22 November 2019
Keywords: extradyadic sex, infidelity, older adults, Europe

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Local EPrints ID: 435423
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/435423
ISSN: 1468-1994
PURE UUID: cf5d82a3-3cf1-433e-bdeb-f6ea6b124a7f
ORCID for Cynthia Graham: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-7884-599X

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Date deposited: 06 Nov 2019 17:30
Last modified: 22 Nov 2020 05:01

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Author: Bente Træen
Author: Ingela Lundin Kvalem
Author: Gert Martin Hald
Author: Cynthia Graham ORCID iD

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