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6 Research Items
PhD student at the Institute for Family and Sexuality Studies, University of Leuven. Conducting research on sexual desire in the context of committed relationships.
Objectives The postpartum period is a challenging period for a couple's sexuality and is accompanied by changes in sexual behavior. However, the study of sexual behavior in this period has mostly focused on (resuming) vaginal intercourse. Other sexual behaviors and their associations with sexual function and satisfaction have as yet not received mu...
Background: While sexuality and intimacy are suggested to contribute to quality of life (QoL), it is striking that the sexual problems of head and neck cancer patients have not been adequately studied. Objectives: Our aim was to prospectively assess the impact of head and neck cancer and its treatment on sexuality and intimacy. Material and met...
Objective: Sexual assertiveness (SA), i.e., the ability to communicate thoughts and desires that may be translated into satisfying sexual activity within an intimate relationship, is important for safe and satisfying sexual behavior. In an attempt to unravel which cultural, relational, and individual variables are related to the development of SA i...
In most theoretical models, sexual desire for one’s partner is predominantly conceptualized from an individual perspective. There is, however, a growing body of empirical evidence on the dyadic aspects of sexual desire. That evidence is as yet not well-integrated into theoretical conceptualizations of sexual desire. Aiming to fill this gap, we pres...
Background: Pubic hair removal (PHR) is a widespread practice that entails certain health risks; however, there remains a lack of scientific information on the prevalence and antecedents of PHR, as well as on its association with sexual behavior and relational satisfaction. Aims: To explore women's and men's attitudes regarding PHR and their PHR...
While the interactive nature of sexual desire in women is increasingly recognized, dyadic factors affecting it, including partner interactions, have as yet received little research attention. In this cross-sectional study, we examined the associations among intimacy, celebrated otherness, and object-of-desire affirmation and explored how they compl...