Are you sexually satisfied? And if you are (or aren’t), why? When Maria de la Sanchez Fuentes looked into the question, by conducting a meta analysis of almost 200 scientific studies on the drivers of sexual satisfaction, she discovered that there are a number of common elements that tend to drive sexual satisfaction. Some of these are pretty intuitive; some are not:
1. Men and Women experience no significant difference between the level of sexual satisfaction;
2. People in happy relationships tend to have higher levels of sexual satisfaction;
2. Healthy people are more sexually satisfied, and unhealthy people less so
3. Sexual functioning is important — no surpass here, but if you experience strong sexual desire and your sexual instruments work well, (arousal, erection, vaginal lubrication, orgasm), you will likely have higher sexual satisfaction
4. Other factors in your life – your level of social support, the strength of your family relations, your high economic status (higher is better) also affect sexual satisfaction.
5. Those with sexual guilt or those who associate sex with immorality have lower levels of sexual satisfaction.
For more on this, see the article published in Psychology Today on the topic — http://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/insight-therapy/201402/sexual-satisfaction-highly-valued-poorly-understood