Group treatment of preorgasmic women: Evaluation of partner involvement and spacing of sessions

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Assessed the effects of couples vs women group treatment for primary orgasmic dysfunction and massed vs distributed spacing of sessions. 22 women and their partners were blocked and randomly assigned to 1 of 4 treatment groups: couples massed, couples distributed, women massed, and women distributed. All participants served as their own waiting list controls. Results support the expectation that the couples and women groups would not differ on the self-activities measures. Contrary to the hypothesis, the couples groups were not superior on multiple measures that assessed couple activities and frequency of orgasm via couple activities. Spacing was significant on one variable: Distributed groups rated their spacing more helpful than did massed groups. Analyses of combined-group data for females revealed significant improvements in both self-sexuality and couple sexuality. Data for males showed significant long-term improvements on the majority of couple-activities measures. (18 ref) (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2006 APA, all rights reserved)

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