Laura Pietras

Laura Pietras
University Medical Center Hamburg - Eppendorf · Center for Psychosocial Medicine

Master of Science

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Introduction
Currently a PhD-student at the Institute for Sex Research, Sexual Medicine and Forensic Psychiatry, Laura Pietras' research focuses on the intercept of sexual and relational aspects in adult couples.
Additional affiliations
May 2018 - present
University Medical Center Hamburg - Eppendorf
Position
  • Research Assistant
Description
  • As a research assistant working for the first representative survey of the German adult population GeSiD - German Health and Sexuality Survey, Laura Pietras focuses her research on relationship closeness and its association to couple's sexuality.
Education
August 2014 - November 2016
Lund University
Field of study
  • Psychology
October 2011 - January 2014
Freie Universität Berlin
Field of study
  • Psychology

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Publications (11)
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Background: Against the backdrop of rising STI incidence among the heterosexual population, sexually active single people are at particularly high STI transmission risk. Gaining insight into circumstances related to condoms non-use in this population is therefore important for developing effective health interventions. Methods: The nationally-repre...
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Closeness, in the sense of inclusion of other in the self, has been found to be an important factor for relationship well-being, satisfaction and pair-bonding. In the past ten years, the self-expansion theory has also been incorporated into sex research, although studies are still very scarce and not without limitations. The present research aimed...
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Until 2020, there was no representative sex survey for Germany with published data. The GeSiD study “Health and Sexuality in Germany” is the first nationwide, representative sex survey. The aim of this paper is to provide a brief introduction to the German health and sexuality (GeSiD) survey.A total of 4955 persons (2336 men, 2619 women) aged 18–75...
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Background Orgasm occurrence plays an important role in general sexual satisfaction for women. Until now, only few studies have focused on examining a broad spectrum of sexuality- and relationship-specific factors associated with orgasm in heterosexual women currently in a long-term relationship or on differences between the overall experience of o...
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Background Current research examining sexual aggression against males is rare and representative studies often do not sufficiently differentiate between male and female affected persons, male and female offending person, as well as between different types of sexual aggression. Objective We investigated the prevalence of sexual aggression against m...
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Although online pornography use appears to be a mainstream activity, there is little information, particularly outside of the USA, about how consumers perceive its impact on their sexuality. Considering increasing concerns about pornography use, this lack of evidence has sociocultural and clinical ramifications - especially because the recently pro...
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The German Health and Sexuality Survey (GeSiD) was carried out in 2018/2019 to provide up-to-date measures of sexual behavior, sexual attitudes and sexual lifestyles of the adult population. We describe the methods used in GeSiD which surveyed the general population in Germany aged 18–75 years (with oversampling of younger adults aged 18–35 years)....
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To better understand the effect relationship closeness has on couple’s sexuality a scoping review was conducted, that focused on the inclusion of other in the self scale (IOS). Authors reviewed quantitative journal articles published between 2000 and 2020 by searching PsychInfo, Medline, and PubMed, resulting in 24 studies. Results suggest positive...
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Background: The 11th edition of the International Statistical Classification of Diseases (ICD-11) is due to come into force in 2022. The goal of the present partial evaluation of the GeSiD study findings is to provide the first ever estimate of the prevalence of different types of sexual dysfunction in Germany as defined by the diagnostic guidelin...
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Längst ist die Euphorie der sogenannten Sexuellen Revolution einer allgemeinen Ernüchterung gewichen. Statt zu einer grundlegenden Umwälzung geschlechtlicher und sexueller Verhältnisse kam es »nur« zu neuen Arrangements. Vor diesem Hintergrund stellt sich die Frage, welche Bedeutung das Sexuelle heute hat, das sich zwischen dem Freiheitsversprechen...

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