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Indicadores de deseo, autoerotismo e impulsividad sexual en mujeres de la Ciudad de México Translated title: Desire, Autoerotic and Sexual Impulsivity Indicators in Women from Mexico City

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      El propósito de este trabajo fue describir indicadores de deseo sexual, impulsividad sexual y autoerotismo en 402 mujeres entre 17 y 35 años de edad residentes de la Ciudad de México. Se encontraron relaciones positivas entre los factores de autoeficacia sexual y cuatro de los seis factores de deseo sexual (atracción, excitación, romanticismo y entrega) y sólo una relación negativa entre autoeficacia y culpabilidad sexual. La impulsividad sexual correlacionó positivamente con culpabilidad sexual. El deseo de autoerotismo se vinculó negativamente con los factores de autoeficacia y culpabilidad sexual. Tanto en los grupos divididos por edad como en los grupos divididos por haber o no iniciado una vida sexual activa; se encontraron algunas diferencias significativas siendo las mujeres con más edad y las que habían ya iniciado su vida sexual, las que obtuvieron las medias más altas en los factores de deseo sexual (entrega y excitación).

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      The purpose of this study was to describe indicators of sexual desire, sexual impulsivity and auto-eroticism in 402 women aged between 17 and 35 years living in Mexico City. Positive relationships were found between the factors sexual self-efficacy and four of the six factors of sexual desire ('attraction', 'excitement', 'romance' and 'sexual surrender') and only one negative relationship between 'self-efficacy' and 'sexual guilt'. 'Sexual impulsivity' correlated positively with sexual guilt. 'Autoerotic desire' correlated negatively with the factors 'self-efficacy' and 'sexual guilt'. Some significant differences were found between age groups and between those classified as being or not sexually active. The group of elder women and of those who had already started their sexual life obtained the highest averages in the factors 'sexual surrender' and 'excitement'.

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            Affiliations
            [1 ] Universidad Iberoamericana Mexico
            [2 ] Universidad Autónoma del Estado de Hidalgo Mexico
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            Acta de investigación psicológica
            Acta de investigación psicol
            Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, Facultad de Psicología (México )
            2007-4719
            April 2013
            : 3
            : 1
            : 1031-1040
            S2007-48322013000100010

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            Nuclear Science & Technology
            Psychology
            Psychology, Applied
            Psychology, Developmental
            Psychology, Educational
            Psychology, Experimental

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