George et al. To investigate hypotheses based on earlier findings and Alcohol Myopia Theory AMT , two experiments evaluated the effects of high blood alcohol concentrations BACs and arousal instructional demands on indices of vaginal responding and self-reported sexual arousal. In Experiment 1, self-control instructions to maximize versus suppress arousal increased peak and average Vaginal Pulse Amplitude VPA change. Self-control also interacted with a target BAC of. Also, in Experiment 1, the target BAC of.
Sex Difference in Alcoholism: Who is at a Greater Risk for Development of Alcoholic Complication?
Sex guilt and sexual control in women alcoholics in early sobriety | SpringerLink
Peggy was to be discharged from alcoholism treatment in one week. When Peggy was drinking she and her husband, Larry, were sexually active. Now she found that she did not want to be touched when Larry visited her. Even though she had never enjoyed sex, alcohol had allowed her to endure contact and even feign excitement. Without the anesthetic effects of alcohol, feelings about sex and intimacy were beginning to surface that she had ignored for years. At the same time, Larry was feeling hurt and angry about her negative reactions to his expressions of affection.
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This study was designed to determine the degree to which alcoholic women in early sobriety report sex guilt and sexual control in comparison to a matched sample of non-alcoholic women. It was hypothesized that alcoholic women would report more sex guilt and less control over their sex lives than non-alcoholic women. Sex guilt and lack of sexual control add another dimension into the problem of alcoholism among women, and as such provide an additional way to conceptualize this problem. This is a preview of subscription content, log in to check access.