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6.3: Stigma

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    11721
  • Cultural or structural norms that stigmatize aspects of sexuality, such as sexual orientation, have adverse effects on individuals across their lifespan, with homophobia being a prominent example of such. In addition, survey data reveal several individual and relationship factors that are important to sexual health at all levels, with overall health noted as the greatest predictor of sexual satisfaction.