Tina Coffelt publishes in the Journal of Sex Research
Tina Coffelt and co-author Jon Hess publish Verbal Communication about Sex in Marriage: Patterns of Language Use and Its Connection with Relational Outcomes in The Journal of Sex Research
The October issue of The Journal of Sex Research includes a research article by Tina Coffelt, faculty member in the Communication Studies Program, and co-author Jon Hess from the University of Dayton. Their study examined the patterns of sexual language used by married individuals and the connection to relational outcomes. The results of the study revealed that sexual terms fell into clusters characterized as clinical terms, slang, or standard English. A positive association was found between the use of sexual terms, particularly slang terms, and relational satisfaction and closeness. Women reported stronger associations than men.
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