Personal Relationships

Cover image for Vol. 23 Issue 4

Edited By: Julie Fitness

Impact Factor: 0.886

ISI Journal Citation Reports © Ranking: 2015: 40/79 (Communication); 54/62 (Psychology Social)

Online ISSN: 1475-6811

Virtual Issues


Virtual Issues from Personal Relationships

Sex and Love in Romantic Relationships,

Published: 11 Feb 2010

Edited By: Lorne Campbell

Introduction: Sex is an integral part of close, romantic relationships, and is a defining feature of being "in-love". Recognizing this fact, a growing empirical research base has reported on associations between sex, sexual satisfaction and sexual motivation with factors such as relationship and marital satisfaction, intimacy, and love. Much of this research has been published in the journal Personal Relationships since its inception in 1994. A goal of this virtual issue was to compile articles published in different issues of Personal Relationships that focus on sex and love in romantic relationships, and reintroduce these articles to our readership.

Sexual Peak: Socially Shared Cognitions About Desire, Frequency, and Satisfaction in Men and Women
Alicia Barr, Angela Bryan, and Douglas T. Kenrick


Is it all about intimacy? Age, menopausal status, and women's sexuality
Gurit E. Birnbaum, Ohad Cohen, and Vered Wertheimer


Stress, sex, and satisfaction in marriage
Guy Bodenmann, Thomas Ledermann, and Thomas N. Bradbury


Adult attachment and sexual behaviour
Anthony F. Bogaert and Stan Sadava


Adult attachment, sexual satisfaction, and relationship satisfaction: A study of married couples
Bethany Butzer and Lorne Campbell


Dimensions of Relationship Quality
Manfred Hassebrauck and Beverley Fehr


Gender differences and similarities in sex and love
Susan S. Hendrick and Clyde Hendrick


Approach and avoidance sexual motives: Implications for personal and interpersonal well-being
Emily A. Impett, Letitia A. Peplau and Shelly L. Gable


Rethinking women's sexual orientation: An interdisciplinary, relationship-focused approach
Letitia Anne Peplau


What's sex got to do with it? Attachment, love schemas, and sexuality
Cookie White Stephan and Guy F. Bachman


Sexual jealousy in the relationships of homosexual and heterosexual men: 1980 and 1992
Robert G. Bringle


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