Mia C. Medina's research while affiliated with Valparaiso University (USA) and other places

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People with sexual problems are more likely to attribute negative sexual experiences to themselves, in contrast to sexually functional individuals who attribute negative sexual experiences to external factors such as the circumstance or partner. We investigated attribution patterns in 820 men and 753 women, some of whom reported an orgasmic problem...
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People with sexual problems are more likely to attribute negative sexual experiences to themselves, in contrast with sexually functional individuals who attribute negative sexual experiences to external factors such as the circumstance or situation. We investigated attribution patterns in women reporting difficult or absent orgasm-a group only mini...

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... Previous research has shown that women are more likely to attribute negative outcomes to themselves and positive outcomes to their partner but also more likely to blame their partner and circumstances for negative outcomes than men. 28 This is consistent with the findings of the present study: women were more likely to attribute not engaging in sexual activity to themselves. Perhaps our finding that men were more likely to endorse partner-based reasons is related to this and is functioning as a response to women's attributions. ...
... Moreover, Loos, Bridges and Critelli [68] found that women with orgasmic difficulties attribute them to internal factors, minimizing potential external influences (such as situational circumstances or sexual partner's inability). Additionally, they have been shown to attribute positive sexual outcomes more to situational (i.e., external) factors and less to internal or partner-related factors than do sexually healthy controls [69]. ...