Date of Award
Master of Arts
Dr. C. Richard Tsegaye-Spates
Dr. Galen Alessi
Dr. M. Michele Burnette
Masters Thesis-Open Access
This study assessed differences between female aerobic exercisers and nonexercisers in sexual functioning and arousability. Fourteen exercisers and 6 nonexercisers between the ages of 19 and 52 participated in the study. All subjects were involved in an ongoing sexual relationship with a duration of at least 3 months. Sexual functioning, satisfaction, and arousability were assessed through two self-report measures, the Sexual Interaction Inventory (LoPiccolo & Steger, 1978) and the Sexual Arousability Inventory (Hoon, Hoon, & Wincze, 1976); sexual arousability also was assessed through two extragenital physiological measures during exposure to erotic stimuli under laboratory conditions.
The results indicated that there were no significant differences between exercising and nonexercising women on any of the measures of sexual functioning, satisfaction, or arousability.
Kolean-Burley, Joanne, "Assessment of the Relationship between Regular Fitness Activity and Sexual Functioning in Women" (1992). Masters Theses. 866.