Document Type : Systematic Review


1 PhD, Department of Social Work, University of Social Welfare and Rehabilitation Sciences, Tehran, Iran

2 PhD, Assistant Professor, Department of Social Work, University of Social Welfare and Rehabilitation Sciences, Tehran, Iran

3 PhD, Health in Emergency and Disaster Research Center, University of Social Welfare and Rehabilitation Sciences, Tehran, Iran; Department of Clinical Science and Education, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden, Scientific Board Member of IPT E.V Leipzig, Germany


Objective: The purpose of this study was to review the sources and studies on couple’s sexual satisfaction and the related factors.
Evidence Acquisition: A systematic review was used in this study. The literature was searched in the following Iranian electronic databases: Google scholar, Iran Medex, Magiran, Scientific Information Database (SID), Iranian Research Institute for Information Science (IRANDOC), Novin Pajouh, and Islamic World Science Citation Center (ISC). After analysis of 117 papers and exclusion of irrelevant articles, 35 full texts were assessed and finally 22 articles were selected for analysis.
Results: The related factors of sexual satisfaction were classified into five groups: physiological, physical, psychological, personal and demographic, communication, and social factors. Most studies are focused on examining the impact of different therapeutic and counseling approaches and few studies are concentrated on the role of macro-structural, social, religious, and cultural factors.
Conclusions: Identifying factors related to sexual satisfaction from different social, religious, cultural, personal, and communicative dimensions help to better understand the subject and guide people for a more sustainable life.


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