Comparsion Study of Sexual Experience of Women with Bulimia versus Women with Anorexia

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Michael W. Wiederman, Tamara Proyor, and C.Don Morgan, conducted a study comparing the sexual experiences of women with bulimia vs. women who suffered anorexia. Similar to this experiment control groups in the past have used bulimics and anorexics (Wiederman et al., 1996a). It had been reported that women who are bulimic have greater sexual activity and experience compared to women with anorexia, and are more likely to engage in sexual intercourse (Wiederman et al., 1996a). In addition reports have stated that “anorexia nervosa was often precipitated by menarche and the initiation of breast development, and that the anorexic individual often had difficulty negotiating heterosexual relationships, ultimately retreating from, or rejecting, …show more content…
Michael W. Wiederman, Tamara Proyor, and C.Don Morgan, conducted a study comparing the sexual experiences of women with bulimia vs. women who suffered anorexia. Similar to this experiment control groups in the past have used bulimics and anorexics (Wiederman et al., 1996a). It had been reported that women who are bulimic have greater sexual activity and experience compared to women with anorexia, and are more likely to engage in sexual intercourse (Wiederman et al., 1996a). In addition reports have stated that “anorexia nervosa was often precipitated by menarche and the initiation of breast development, and that the anorexic individual often had difficulty negotiating heterosexual relationships, ultimately retreating from, or rejecting, the inevitability of becoming a sexually mature woman”(Wiederman et al., 1996a). Because women were not properly menstruating, and were not developing properly (formation of breasts) it became harder for them to having sexual maturity, which then lead them to difficulties in developing sexual relationships. Women with anorexia have also reported to have negative attitudes towards sex, questioning their sexuality, fear of sex itself, and over all less sexual satisfaction (Wiederman et al., 1996a). The study consisted of “450 female patients who were evaluated at their Eating disorder clinic and subsequently diagnosed with either anorexia nervosa, or bulimia nervosa. The patients ranged in age from 11 to 56, with mean ages of 23.16 years for
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