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Partnership Issues and Sexuality

FREEDMAN, MURRAY A. MS, MD

Clinical Obstetrics & Gynecology: December 2009 - Volume 52 - Issue 4 - pp 656-665
doi: 10.1097/GRF.0b013e3181bf4804
Sexuality and Sexual Dysfunction

The sexual response cycle in humans usually exists within the context of a partnership. Current codification of sexual function/dysfunction has failed to incorporate the concept of satisfaction and the interpersonal relationship into the cycle and both factors are crucial to most women (and the majority of older men). Partnership issues are a critical element not only in the sexual response cycle but should be considered a major component of both female and male sexuality.

Department of Obstetrics Gynecology, Medical College of Georgia, Augusta, Georgia

Correspondence: Murray A. Freedman, MS, MD, Department of Obstetrics Gynecology, Medical College of Georgia, 1348 Walton Way Suite 4100, Augusta, GA. E-mail: mfreedmd@knology.net

© 2009 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.