Catàleg general Salut sexual
Sexual pain disorders in Spanish women drug users
ResumBackground: The impact of pain in sexuality, couple relationships and the quality of life is very well known. Objectives: The relationship between substance abuse and the presence of sexual pain disorder is assessed, together with anxiety and sexual attitudes. Method: Two samples were selected. One sample for women with a history of substance abuse (n = 129), and another one of women nonconsumers (n = 129). The Golombok Rust Inventory of Sexual Satisfaction (GRISS), the Sexual Opinion Survey (SOS) and the State Trait Anxiety Inventory (STAI) questionnaires were used. Results: The results indicate that women consumers obtained a higher mean scores in sexual pain disorder (4.88 > 2.89, that is 65.12%), plus higher mean scores on state anxiety (23.82 > 14.56) and trait anxiety (30.93 > 16.95), and lower average figure in erotophilia (84.93 < 95.81). It was also verified that the period of abstinence does not improve sexual response. Conclusions: Substance consumption affects sexual response in women negatively. Sexual response does not improve with abstinence period.