Episode 55: Sexual Communication


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How do we communicate sexually? Is it verbal? Non-verbal? A combination of each? On today’s show, Jane and Ashley discuss what the research says about sexual communication and the results of our first listeners’ survey. As always, they’ve got tips for you. Give a listen, and enjoy!

Research we discussed on today’s show: Fleishman, J. M. (2016). Coming of age at the time of Stonewall: Internalized homophobia, sexual communication, resilience, relationship satisfaction, and sexual satisfaction in aging adults in same-sex relationships. (Unpublished dissertation).Widener University, Chester, PA

Holmberg, D., & Blair, K. L. (2009). Sexual desire, communication, satisfaction, and preferences of men and women in same-sex versus mixed-sex relationships. Journal of Sex Research, 46(1), 57-66. doi: 10.1080/00224490802645294

Kaplan, H. S. (1974). The new sex therapy. New York: Brunner/Mazel.

Mader, A. (2013). Older adult experiences of their sexuality: A phenomenological inquiry. (Unpublished dissertation). Widener University, Chester, PA.

Masters, W. H., & Johnson, V. E. (1970). Human sexual inadequacy. Boston, MA: Little, Brown & Company.

Timm, T. M., & Keiley, M. K. (2011). The effects of differentiation of self, adult attachment, and sexual communication on sexual and marital satisfaction: A path analysis. Journal of Sex and Marital Therapy, 37, 206-223. doi: 10.1080/0092623x.2011.564513

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