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Sexual desire and sexual arousal in Malaysian women: are they of the same entity?

Nik Jaafar, Nik Ruzyanei and Midin, Marhani and Wan Puteh, Sharifah Ezat and Musa, Ramli and Sidi, Hatta (2009) Sexual desire and sexual arousal in Malaysian women: are they of the same entity? ASEAN Journal of Psychiatry, 10 (1). pp. 45-53. ISSN 2231-7791 (O), 1876-2018 (P)

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Abstract

Objective: To investigate the correlation between sexual desire and sexual arousal among Malaysian women in a primary care setting. Methods: The Malay Version of Female Sexual Function Index (MVFSI) was used to assess low sexual desire and lack of sexual arousal among the respondents. A total of 230 married women aged 18 – 70 years old participated in this study. Their sociodemographic, marital profiles and correlation between low sexual desire and lack of sexual arousal were examined. Results: More than 60% respondents with low sexual desire have co-exist low sexual arousal and 94.4% respondents with high sexual desire do have high sexual arousal ( χ²= 79.6, p <0.001 ), with correlation of r = 0.852. Conclusions: The strong correlation between sexual desire and arousal has both diagnostic and therapeutic indications, and may also strongly support the circular model (Basson-inspired model) of sexual response among women.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 5818/4052
Uncontrolled Keywords: correlation, sexual arousal/desire, Malaysian women
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology > BF692 Psychology of sex. Sexual behavior
R Medicine > RC Internal medicine > RC0321 Neuroscience. Biological psychiatry. Neuropsychiatry
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Medicine > Department of Psychiatry
Depositing User: Professor Ramli Musa
Date Deposited: 30 Sep 2011 15:56
Last Modified: 24 Oct 2011 16:03
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/4052

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