Denise Donnelly's research while affiliated with Georgia State University and other places

Publications (4)

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Based upon qualitative data from a sample of 77 married or long-term cohabiting heterosexuals self-defining as involuntarily celibate, we used social exchange theory to develop a model for understanding the causes and consequences of sexual inactivity in committed relationships. Although reported consequences of involuntary celibacy tended to be ne...
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The Internet offers possibilities for sexuality research that could not have been imagined even a decade ago. Although Internet users are not representative of the general population, they are easily accessible, and the openness with which they discuss sensitive topics has created a tremendous and largely untapped pool of respondents for sex resear...
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Using a life course perspective, we explored the development and maintenance of involuntary celibacy for 82 respondents recruited over the I'nternet. Data were collected using an open‐ended electronic questionnaire. Modified grounded theory analysis yielded three groups of involuntary celibates, persons desiring to have sex but unable to find partn...

Citations

... However, studies conducted over the past 20 years have shown that SIEA form quite a heterogeneous group of individuals (Bény, 2020). For some, sexual inexperience is intentional (Carpenter, 2001), whereas it is unintentional for others (Donnelly et al., 2001) and results from a lack of opportunity (Fuller et al., 2019). The first study examining late virginity found that a sense of being "off time" negatively affected one's self-perceptions (Donnelly et al., 2001). ...
... Subversion blurs into dissidence, which is more radical and more intentional in its departure from the norm. Dissident forms of heterosexuality might include those that problematise homosexual/heterosexual boundaries such as some bisexual practices, or those like celibacy that entail an alternative (even if possibly temporary) direction (Donnelly and Burgess 2008). Last, we come to heresy. ...
... The internet and online methodologies allow considerable scope for investigators to both collect data through online platforms but also understand gaps in patient care and education across a wide range of health conditions [28][29][30][31][32][33][34][35][36][37][38][39][40] . Understanding educational needs across health conditions and diverse populations is challenging [41][42][43][44]. ...