Sexual dysfunctions are very prevalent among survivors of childhood sexual abuse. While the relationship between sexual abuse and sexual dysfunction is well-established, understanding of the mechanisms explaining this relationship is still limited and has not been studied thoroughly. The current article presents a preliminary, theoretical model of the association between childhood sexual abuse, and sexual dysfunctions in adulthood from an attachment-trauma perspective. This model is based on previous literature and hours of clinical work in sex therapy and attachment theory-based therapy, and identifies important factors that have not been adequately accounted for in the literature.
|Number of pages||17|
|Journal||Journal of Sex and Marital Therapy|
|State||Published - 2021|
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- Clinical Psychology