Optimizing assessment of sexual arousal in postmenopausal women using erotic film clips

Lauren G. Ramos Alarcon, Jing Dai, Karen Collins, Mindy Perez, Terri Woodard, Michael Peter Diamond

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Objectives This study sought to assess sexual arousal in a subgroup of women by identifying erotic film clips that would be most mentally appealing and physically arousing to postmenopausal women. Study design By measuring levels of mental appeal and self-reported physical arousal using a bidirectional scale, we aimed to elucidate the clips that would best be utilized for sexual health research in the postmenopausal or over 50-year-old subpopulation. Results Our results showed that postmenopausal women did not rate clips with older versus younger actors differently (p > 0.05). The mean mental and mean physical scores were significantly correlated for both premenopausal subject ratings (r = 0.69, p < 0.001) and postmenopausal subject ratings (r = 0.94, p < 0.001). Conclusions Thus postmenopausal women do not show a preference for the age of actors used in erotic film clips; this knowledge is relevant for design of future sexual function research.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)150-153
Number of pages4
JournalEuropean Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Reproductive Biology
Volume217
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 1 2017

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Keywords

  • Arousal
  • Erotica
  • Postmenopausal
  • Sexual behavior
  • Sexual dysfunction

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Reproductive Medicine
  • Obstetrics and Gynecology

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Optimizing assessment of sexual arousal in postmenopausal women using erotic film clips. / Ramos Alarcon, Lauren G.; Dai, Jing; Collins, Karen; Perez, Mindy; Woodard, Terri; Diamond, Michael Peter.

In: European Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Reproductive Biology, Vol. 217, 01.10.2017, p. 150-153.

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Ramos Alarcon, Lauren G. ; Dai, Jing ; Collins, Karen ; Perez, Mindy ; Woodard, Terri ; Diamond, Michael Peter. / Optimizing assessment of sexual arousal in postmenopausal women using erotic film clips. In: European Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Reproductive Biology. 2017 ; Vol. 217. pp. 150-153.
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