HOME >> MEDICINE >> NEWS
Sexually satisfied but feeling frumpy: It's body image, not 'the change'

sed survey data collected by the Tremin Research Program in 1993. Tremin is one of the world's oldest ongoing research programs dedicated to studying women's health and menstruation.

The responses came from 307 women who were heterosexual, 99.2 percent Caucasian; 99 percent college-educated; 83 percent employed outside the home and 80.1 percent married or living with a partner. Nearly 21 percent of the respondents self-reported that they were pre-menopausal, 63.5 percent said they were undergoing some menopausal changes (i.e. perimenopausal) and 15.5 percent were post menopausal.

Nearly 21 percent of the respondents could not think of even one attractive feature and reported an overall sense of dissatisfaction with their bodies. The features that the women considered least attractive were stomach/abdomen, hips, thighs and legs.

The researchers note that it is the norm for U.S. women to be dissatisfied with these parts of their bodies which are affected by weight gain as they age. The percentage of body fat generally doubles by the time women reach age 50. Weight also tends to be redistributed so that breasts become larger, waists thicken and fat increases on their upper back. While it is natural for midlife women to change shape in these ways, the U.S. standard of attractiveness remains a youthful and slender body which creates anxiety about aging and pressure for older women to disguise normal changes.

The researchers found that the more a woman perceived herself as less attractive, the more likely she was to report a decline in sexual desire or activity over the past 10 years. Two- thirds of the women reported one or more changes in their sexual response, most frequently desiring sex less and engaging in sex less often; although some women reported improved sexual response.

Yet, despite these changes in desire and activity, the women reported that when they did have sex, there was a high level of enjoyment. Among the w
'"/>

Contact: Barbara Hale
bah@psu.edu
814-865-9481
Penn State
10-Nov-2005


Page: 1 2 3

Related medicine news :

1. New study: Sexually transmitted disease treatment can be effectively administered by sex partners
2. Nonminority medical students more satisfied than minority students, study finds
3. More black, Hispanic parents dissatisfied with health care for special needs children
4. How to lose weight and not go hungry: HU researcher develops drug that mimics feeling of fullness
5. Detecting cold, feeling pain: Study reveals why menthol feels fresh
6. Short on time, long on feeling: Study suggests deadlines intensify emotions

Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:9/1/2020)... ... September 01, 2020 , ... Board certified plastic surgeon ... the office will be the first to bear her name, Dr. Saber has ... butt lift), as well as rhinoplasty, facial rejuvenation, and many more in association ...
(Date:9/1/2020)... Fla. (PRWEB) , ... September 01, 2020 , ... ... Reconstructive Surgeon with specialty fellowship training in aesthetic surgery of the face, breast, ... MD – the only female-owned premier boutique plastic surgery and aesthetic practice in ...
(Date:8/31/2020)... ... August 31, 2020 , ... ... N95 face masks to medical first responders across the United States. Since the ... of personal protective equipment (PPE) medical centers , hospitals , ...
(Date:8/31/2020)... ... August 31, 2020 , ... Smile Brands Inc., one ... the United States, today announced the grand opening of another affiliated Bright ... will enjoy convenient hours, a comfortable office, and full-service care at the new ...
(Date:8/31/2020)... ... August 31, 2020 , ... ... directly with persons with autism and other developmental disabilities, as well as supporting ... parent education, adolescents with autism, school consultation, and staff development. She joined the ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:8/31/2020)... ... ... in New York City you will always pay more for these two things: real estate ... demand, but are plastic surgeons in New York worth the premium prices that they charge? ... four-hour trip to have expert aesthetic treatments by some of the best doctors in the ...
(Date:8/28/2020)... , ... August 28, 2020 , ... ... and aesthetic beauty, bringing a unique perspective and approach. Armed with her qualifications ... ventured out to share her knowledge of the human body with the nation ...
(Date:8/27/2020)... ... August 27, 2020 , ... Trella ... Enquire, a leading provider of cloud CRM, marketing automation, and contact center solutions ... will involve the integration of Trella’s performance intelligence data and insights into Enquire’s ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:
Cached News: