Being too needy or not needy enough in a relationship can result in sexual issues, a Deakin University study shows.
Preliminary results from the experiences of the 127 people who have taken part in the study demonstrate strong links between relationship style and sexual dysfunction in both men and women.
Those who fear rejection or abandonment and become overly dependent on their partner had higher levels of sexual dysfunction. Similarly, those who found it difficult to get close to, or depend on, their partner also had higher levels of sexual dysfunction.
Sexual dysfunction includes problems with sexual arousal, lubrication, orgasm, and sexual satisfaction in women, and erectile function, orgasm, intercourse satisfaction, and overall sexual satisfaction in men.