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The role of mutual masturbation within relationships: associations with sexual satisfaction and sexual self-esteem

The role of mutual masturbation within relationships: associations with sexual satisfaction and sexual self-esteem
The role of mutual masturbation within relationships: associations with sexual satisfaction and sexual self-esteem
Objectives: we explored mutual masturbation among women and men and investigated associations with sexual satisfaction and sexual self-esteem.

Methods: 117 women and 151 men (Mage = 29.7 years), mostly heterosexual, all in current relationships, completed an online survey covering experiences of solo and partnered sexual activities, feelings about mutual masturbation, sexual self-esteem, and sexual satisfaction.

Results: mutual masturbation was common among both genders. Men reported significantly higher positive feelings about mutual masturbation than women. Recent mutual masturbation was positively associated with sexual satisfaction but not with sexual self-esteem.

Conclusions: these findings have implications for sex and couple therapy and research.

Mutual masturbation, sexual satisfaction, sexual self-esteem
1931-7611
495-514
Kilic, Dilan
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Armstrong, Heather L.
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Graham, Cynthia A.
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Kilic, Dilan
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Armstrong, Heather L.
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Graham, Cynthia A.
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Kilic, Dilan, Armstrong, Heather L. and Graham, Cynthia A. (2023) The role of mutual masturbation within relationships: associations with sexual satisfaction and sexual self-esteem. International Journal of Sexual Health, 35 (4), 495-514. (doi:10.1080/19317611.2023.2237950).

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Objectives: we explored mutual masturbation among women and men and investigated associations with sexual satisfaction and sexual self-esteem.

Methods: 117 women and 151 men (Mage = 29.7 years), mostly heterosexual, all in current relationships, completed an online survey covering experiences of solo and partnered sexual activities, feelings about mutual masturbation, sexual self-esteem, and sexual satisfaction.

Results: mutual masturbation was common among both genders. Men reported significantly higher positive feelings about mutual masturbation than women. Recent mutual masturbation was positively associated with sexual satisfaction but not with sexual self-esteem.

Conclusions: these findings have implications for sex and couple therapy and research.

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Accepted/In Press date: 13 July 2023
e-pub ahead of print date: 22 July 2023
Published date: 22 July 2023
Additional Information: Publisher Copyright: © 2023 The Author(s). Published with license by Taylor & Francis Group, LLC.
Keywords: Mutual masturbation, sexual satisfaction, sexual self-esteem

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Local EPrints ID: 479905
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/479905
ISSN: 1931-7611
PURE UUID: e88ae620-3900-4f22-87bd-1042dee0d13c
ORCID for Dilan Kilic: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-0264-8906
ORCID for Heather L. Armstrong: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-1071-8644
ORCID for Cynthia A. Graham: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-7884-599X

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Date deposited: 28 Jul 2023 16:47
Last modified: 01 Dec 2023 03:01

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