- 応用心理学研究 (ISSN:03874605)
- vol.44, no.3, pp.183-190, 2019-03-31 (Released:2019-08-15)
This research aims to collect experiences of feeling a sexual desire from men during face-to-face interviews to make a sexual desire scale for men (SDS-M) and then examine its reliability and appropriateness. The interviews were carried out with married and unmarried 11 men in their 20s to 40s. In addition, online surveys were conducted among 300 married and unmarried men in their 20s to 40s, using the SDS-M. With the exclusion of data on 39 participants who said they had never experienced sexual intercourse, data on 261 men were put to a factor analysis. As a result, the SDS-M discovered four structural factors: "satisfaction with sex", "satisfaction with masturbation", "desire to seek advice on sexual distress", and "recognition of sexual debility". The discovery verified the reliability of the SDS-M from the aspect of internal consistency and its appropriateness from construct validity. "Desire to seek advice on sexual distress" was stronger among the unmarried than among the married. "Recognition of sexual debility" was conspicuously reported by men in their 40s.