Women's Sexual Function Influenced by Body Image and Self-Esteem
New in the ISSM Journals!
Scientists have found links among body image, sexual self-esteem, sexual communication, and female sexual function.
The findings were reported in a recent Journal of Sexual Medicine study involving 510 women in China.
The women (average age 28) completed an online survey, answering questions about their body appreciation, sexual self-esteem, and partner communication. They also completed the Female Sexual Function Index (FSFI).
Positive body image and sexual self-esteem were associated with better sexual function and communication, the authors reported. However, women with poor body image tended to have more sexual problems.
Learn more about the study.
We're pleased to announce new content in two ISSM journals.
First, the March 2021 edition of the Journal of Sexual Medicine is now available online. This month, you'll find a methodology report on penile length measurement, along with new research on ejaculatory function, oncology, surgery, and more. See the table of contents here.
Second, the Video Journal of Prosthetic Urology (VJPU) has added a new video to its library. "How to Perform a Penile Duplex Doppler Ultrasound" was produced by Brian P. Dick, et al. It can be accessed here.
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