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Table 3 Frequency of sexual problems and related emotions for participants (N = 260)

From: The relationship between cognitive schemas activated in sexual context and early maladaptive schemas among married women of childbearing age

  Hypoactive sexual desire Subjective arousal difficulty Vaginismus Orgasmic disorder
Frequency of sexual problems
N (%)
Never happened 134 (51.5) 157 (60.4) 179 (68.8) 147 (56.5)
Seldom 56 (21.5) 46 (17.7) 46 (17.7) 56 (21.5)
Sometimes 32 (12.3) 32 (12.3) 19 (7.3) 33 (12.7)
Frequently 20 (7.7) 14 (5.4) 10 (3.8) 13 (5.0)
Happened often 18 (6.9) 11 (4.2) 6 (2.3) 11 (4.2)
Emotion toward frequent sexual problems
N (%)
Worry 2 (11.11) 1 (9.1) 0 (0) 1 (9.1)
Sadness 2 (11.11) 0 (0) 0 (0) 0
Disillusion 6 (33.33) 5 (45.5) 4 (66.7) 5 (45.5)
Fear 0 (0) 0 (0) 0 (0) 0
Guilt 2 (11.11) 2 (18.2) 0 (0) 0
Shame 0 (0) 0 (0) 0 (0) 0
Anger 0 (0) 0 (0) 0 (0) 0
Hurt 1 (5.6) 1 (9.1) 0 (0) 0
Pleasure 2 (11.11) 2 (18.2) 2 (33.3) 2 (18.2)
Satisfaction 3 (16.7) 0 (0) 0 (0) 3 (27.3)
Total 18 (100) 11 (100) 6 (100) 11 (100)