SEXUAL SATISFACTION'S CONTRIBUTION TO A SENSE OF QUALITY OF LIFE IN EARLY ADULTHOOD
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The main target of this article was to demonstrate that sexual satisfaction enhances the quality of life of young women and men. Nowadays there is no controversy about sexuality being important, so it seems reasonable to include sexual contentment as an area of human activity. Fifty-one men and 49 women aged of 23-35, working and remaining childless, and in informal relationships for over a year participated in the research. Sense of Life Quality Questionnaire by M. Stras-Romanowska, A. Oleszkowicz and T. Frackowiak (2005; Frackowiak, 2004) and the Questionnaire of Sexual Life Satisfaction (author's method) were used in the measurement. Results have revealed - as expected - important links between sexual satisfaction and one's sense of quality of life as well as interesting differences between women and men in this area (psychophysical, psychosocial, subjective, metaphysical): in the group of women, strength of connection between variables occurred to be stronger than in the group of men; also, women's sexual satisfaction passed through all the important quality of life spheres, while in the men's group, not only does it connect with the global quality of life rating, but it also has a strong connection with the psychophysical sphere. Results of the research lead, for example, to a direct connection between sexual satisfaction with a sense of quality of life, especially among women.
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