Attachment, Sexual Assertiveness and Sexual Outcomes in Women with Provoked Vestibulodynia and their Partners: A Mediation Model
Référence bibliographique 
Leclerc, Bianca, Bergeron, Sophie, Brassard, Audrey, Bélanger, Claude, Steben, Marc et Lambert, Bernard. 2015. «Attachment, Sexual Assertiveness and Sexual Outcomes in Women with Provoked Vestibulodynia and their Partners: A Mediation Model ». Archives of Sexual Behavior, vol. 44, p. 1561-1572.
Intentions : «The present study examined the associations between attachment dimensions, sexual assertiveness, and pain as well as sexual function and satisfaction in a sample of couples in which the woman suffered from PVD [Provoked vestibulodynia].» (p. 1563)
Échantillon/Matériau : L’échantillon est composé de 101 couples hétérosexuels formés depuis au moins six mois.
Instruments : Questionnaire
Type de traitement des données : Analyse statistique
«The data yielded five main findings: (1) Attachment dimensions did not predict pain intensity; (2) higher attachment anxiety and avoidance both predicted lower sexual satisfaction; (3) only the avoidance dimension predicted lower sexual functioning in women; (4) one partner effect was detected in the relation between sexual assertiveness and sexual outcomes; (5)women’s sexual assertiveness was found to be a significant mediator of the relationship between their attachment dimensions and sexual outcomes. […] In terms of sexuality outcomes, higher attachment anxiety and avoidance both predicted lower sexual satisfaction in couples with PVD. […] Only one partner effect was significant in this study. Results showed that higher scores of sexual assertiveness in women predicted higher sexual satisfaction in men. This result could be explained by the fact that assertive women are more willing to discuss openly about sexuality, including sexual difficulties.» (p. 1568-1569)