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Satisfaction of Sexual Needs as Important

Satisfaction of Sexual Needs is a 4-item measure of youth perceptions of sexual excitement and need for satisfaction.

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Geographies Tested: United States of America

Populations Included: Female, Male

Age Range: Adults

Items:

1. Do you think if a guy gets sexually excited, the girl should satisfy his sexual needs?
2. Do you think once a guy is sexually excited, it would be harmful if he didn’t ejaculate (come)?
3. Do you think if a girl gets sexually excited, the guy should satisfy her sexual needs?
4. Do you think once a girl is sexually excited, she needs to have an orgasm?

Response Options:
4-point Likert scale Definitely no - 1
Definitely yes - 4

Scoring Procedures

Item scores are averaged to create the total scale score.

Original Citation

Deardorff, J., Tschann, J. M., & Flores, E. (2008). Sexual values among Latino youth: measurement development using a culturally based approach. Cultural Diversity and Ethnic Minority Psychology, 14(2), 138-146. https://doi.org/10.1037/1099-9809.14.2.138

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