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Sexual Minorities’ Gender Norm Conformity and Sexual Satisfaction

14 February 2019
Karolanne O'Keefe

Publication date
February 2019

Original abstract
Sexual satisfaction has implications for well-being and may be related to gender norms. This study was conducted to understand the relationship between U.S. sexual minority (SM) individuals’ gender norm conformity and levels of sexual satisfaction, as well as examining the following potential mediators: sexual communication, internalized stigma, and sexual narcissism.

A path analysis (N = 142) revealed that, for SM individuals, higher conformity to feminine norms was related to lower sexual satisfaction through higher internalized stigma. In addition, higher conformity to feminine norms for SM individuals was positively associated with sexual narcissism. Implications related to sexual satisfaction for SM individuals are discussed.

L. Budge, S. and Katz-Wise, S. (2019). Sexual minorities’ gender norm conformity and sexual satisfaction: the mediating effects of sexual communication, internalized stigma, and sexual narcissism. International Journal of Sexual Health. DOI: 10.1080/19317611.2018.1564411.

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sexual minorities, gender norm, sexual satisfaction, communication, internalized stigma, sexual narcissism, gender stereotypes, well-being


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