Satisfaction In Relationships

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Sexual satisfaction can decrease in long term relationships such as marriages or in committed relationships. This type of satisfaction is not just physical but also the feeling we are left with after we reflect on the positive and negative aspects of a sexual relationship (Byers, Delamater, & Hyde, 2015). When individuals that have been in long term relationship begin to have kids or life just gets too busy, the “flame” between the two starts to blow out and when that occurs the satisfaction of the relationship can start to decline. There is a lot of relationship advice on how to keep the flame alive, but it tends to be in a physically sexual way and not the relationship itself. Relationship satisfaction is linked to sexual satisfaction in …show more content…
It is explained that couples who are having sexual difficulties may feel sexually satisfied but, couples who are not be having sexual difficulties may not feel sexually satisfied (Byer, Delamater, & Hyde, 2015). This suggests that relationships are not all physical and that it cannot be fixed by improving sexual activities, like the Women’s Day article suggests. In the sex advice article, five out the eight actions involve the physical aspect of sex, such as frequency, location, and different ways. Sexual satisfaction is the overall feelings that are left after considering their positive and negative aspects of a sexual relationship (Byers, Delamater, & Hyde, 2015). This suggests that someone is sexually satisfied when their partner is taking into account of what they like and do not like sexually. For example, a female might not be sexually satisfied after having sex if it did not include oral sex being implemented on them. Kelli-an Lawrence and Sandra Byers developed the a model of sexual satisfaction, which identifies four distinct aspects of relationships that influence sexual satisfaction. The model describes, we are more sexually satisfied if we are having more positive aspects rather than negative ones during sexual acts, we are getting more rewards that we are expecting, our likes and dislikes are equal to our partners, and we are happy with the non- sexual aspects of the relationship (Byers, Delamater, & Hyde, 2015). Sexual satisfaction is individual, as one person’s positive aspect of sex can be another’s negative. The magazine is not individualized; it is based on a select few couples and not everyone is going to feel sexually satisfied by doing those

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