The Components of Optimal Sexuality: A Portrait of "Great Sex".
The Canadian Journal of Human Sexuality 2009, Spring-Summer, 18, 1-2
The Canadian Journal of Human Sexuality
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Abstract: The purpose of this investigation was to develop a useful conceptual model of optimal sexuality by identifying and describing its elements. Semi-structured interviews were conducted with 64 key informants, i.e., 44 individuals who reported having experienced "great sex" and 20 sex therapists. Subsequently, phenomenologically-oriented content analysis was performed on interview transcripts. Eight major components were identified: being present, connection, deep sexual and erotic intimacy, extraordinary communication, interpersonal risk-taking and exploration, authenticity, vulnerability and transcendence. Clinical implications of these findings are considered, including the need for sex therapists to acquire and transmit new methods and skills. Introduction
- 2,99 €
- Category: Psychology
- Published: 22 March 2009
- Publisher: SIECCAN, The Sex Information and Education Council of Canada
- Print Length: 33 Pages
- Language: English