Sexual satisfaction is
directly associated with higher levels of quality of life regardless of marital status.

The only examined factor that displayed stronger correlation with quality of life was pain associated with amputation.

Researchers also found that the negative impact on sexual activity caused by an amputation was a stronger predictor of depression than the pain relating to the amputation (Walters & Williamson, 1998).

Regarding people with disabilities, a 1998 study of 77 adult amputees analyzed factors contributing to their quality of life, including marital status, amputation-related pain, and sexual satisfaction.

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Current as of April 2003

The Health Benefits of Sexual Expression

Published in cooperation with the Society for the Scientific Study of Sexuality


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