Sexuality and Disability

, Volume 3, Issue 4, pp 256-272

First online:

Sex guilt and sexual control in women alcoholics in early sobriety

  • Valerie PinhasAffiliated withDepartment of Health, Physical Education and Recreation, Nassau Community College

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This study was designed to determine the degree to which alcoholic women in early sobriety report sex guilt and sexual control in comparison to a matched sample of non-alcoholic women. It was hypothesized that alcoholic women would report more sex guilt and less control over their sex lives than non-alcoholic women. Sex guilt and lack of sexual control add another dimension into the problem of alcoholism among women, and as such provide an additional way to conceptualize this problem.