Pregnant Women's Body Dissatisfaction, Effects on Sexuality Discussed
Sexual Medicine: June 2019 Edition Now Available!
Pregnant women do not seem to be more dissatisfied with their bodies than women who are not pregnant, researchers report in the Journal of Sexual Medicine.
However, pregnancy does not protect against the effects of body dissatisfaction on sexual distress, they added.
The study compared body dissatisfaction of two groups of women. Forty-four women were pregnant; the remaining 43 were not.
After analyzing questionnaire results on body dissatisfaction, cognitive distraction during sex due to body appearance, and sexual distress, the research team determined that "body dissatisfaction and sexual distress are related, but they are fully mediated by cognitive distraction."
Learn more about the study here.
We're pleased to announce that the June 2019 edition of our quarterly open-access journal, Sexual Medicine, is now available online.
The issue offers new research on a variety of sexual health subjects, including Peyronie's disease, BDSM, circumcision, erectile dysfunction, alcohol and marijuana use, prostate cancer, provoked vestibulodynia, and more.
See the full table of contents here.
We also invite you to check out the ISSM's other quality, peer-reviewed journals:
Full-text access is free with your ISSM membership. If you're not a member, consider joining today!