Procedure to validate sexual stimuli: Reliability and validity of a set of sexual stimuli in a sample of young Colombian heterosexual males

Pablo Vallejo-Medina, Franklin Soler, Gómez Lugo Mayra, Alejandro Saavedra-Roa, Laurent Marchal-Bertrand

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Abstract

Penile plethysmography - or phallometric assessment - is a very relevant evaluation for sexual health. The objective of this research is to suggest a guideline to validate sexual stimuli and validate a set of sexual stimuli to assess "normative" sexual behavior in Colombian young heterosexual men. Six videos of 3:15 minute-long were used. A total of 24 men were assessed. Objective sexual arousal, the International Index of Erectile Function-5, Self-Assessment Manikin, Multidimensional Scale to Assess Subjective Sexual Arousal and socio-psycho-sexual questions were used. The results showed three sexual excerpts which were clearly superior to the others - something discordant with the subjective opinion of researchers. These three sexual excerpts generated internally consistent measurements; moreover, good indicators of external validity have been observed with statistically significant differences as expected. Furthermore, with a small healthy Colombian young population, it has been shown that the three stimuli produce objective sexual arousal if used together.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)18-24
Number of pages7
JournalInternational Journal of Psychological Research
Volume10
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - 2017

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Psychology(all)

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