The Relationship Of Body Shape Satisfaction With Personal Intimacy And Sexual Satisfaction Among Married Females

Authors

  • Dr Sheeba Farhan Assistant Professor in the Institute of Professional Psychology, Bahria University Karachi.
  • Yumna Ismail M.Phil Student in the Institute of Professional Psychology, Bahria University Karachi

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.46568/pjgs.v22i1.597

Keywords:

Body Shape, Intimacy, Sexual Satisfaction, Married Females

Abstract

The purpose of the current study was to investigate the association between body shape, intimacy and sexual satisfaction in the life of married females. It has been hypothesized that there is a significant relationship of body shape, intimacy and sexual satisfaction of married females. Also with respect to the duration of marriage, impact of body shape, intimacy and also sexual satisfaction has been analyzed. Sample of 293 married females, with age range of 25-28(M=1.96, SD=.1714) years was chosen through convenient purposive sampling technique. Scales used are Body Shape Satisfactions Scale, Personal Assessment of Intimacy in relationship scale (PAIR) and Sexual Satisfaction Scale. Correlation is used through statistical analysis on data through Statistical Package for the Social Sciences (SPSS -25). The findings of the current research revealed that there is significant weak negative correlation of body shape satisfaction with sexual satisfaction in married females (r=-.20 p=0.01); body shape satisfaction with personal intimacy (r=-.232 p=0.01) and a positive moderate correlation of sexual satisfaction with personal intimacy (r=.694 p=0.01). The results also show that there is no significant difference between body shape satisfaction and years of marriage of married females however, there is a significant correlation between years of marriage and sexual satisfaction, also shows the significant relationship of Body shape, intimacy and sexual satisfaction may result in dysfunctional and dissatisfying sexual experiences and the study suggests that incorporating body image intervention into therapy for sexual problems may be useful.

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2022-03-08

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Farhan, S., & Ismail , Y. (2022). The Relationship Of Body Shape Satisfaction With Personal Intimacy And Sexual Satisfaction Among Married Females. Pakistan Journal of Gender Studies, 22(1), 135–156. https://doi.org/10.46568/pjgs.v22i1.597

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