Jun 10 / Simcha

Sexual Health Among Young Adults (Galinsky & Sonenstein)

coupleSexual pleasure among young adults (ages 18-26) is linked to healthy psychological and social development, according to a study by researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.  The study (funded by the National Institute of Mental Health) is the first to use a representative population sample of heterosexuals (3,237 participants) to find a relationship between key developmental assets — specifically empathy, self-esteem and autonomy — and sexual pleasure.

The findings are published in the June 2011 issue of The Journal of Adolescent Health.

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