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Sexuality

Conclusion

The connections observed between sexuality and marriage in any society reflect the social constructions of love, sexuality, and marriage found in that society. The individual's experience of love, sexuality, and marriage reflects the public discourse about these phenomena. This experience may result in sexual fulfillment or frustration, marital satisfaction or dissatisfaction, seeking counseling/treatment or engaging in adultery, or divorce. Therefore, the health of the institution of marriage reflects, in part, beliefs about sexuality.


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JOHN DELAMATER

JANET SHIBLEY HYDE

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Marriage and Family EncyclopediaFamily Health IssuesSexuality - Cross-cultural Variations, The Ideology Of Romantic Love In The West, Changing Views Of Sex