The presented study has adopted a longitudinal approach for data collection. To enhance the ecological validity, while preserving the possibility of strong causal inferences, an experience-sampling method (ESM; Myin-Germeys et al., 2009) will be used. In a sample of sexually healthy functioning women and men (N = 38; Nfemale = 24), participants completed a 39-item questionnaire at 10 moments during their waking hours for 7 consecutive days. They wore a specially programmed wristwatch that provided prompts (‘beep’) at variable time intervals to indicate when a questionnaire needed to be completed. This yielded maximally 70 data points per participant, and enabled us to examine whether data at one point in time were predicted by data at preceding time points, thus to investigate temporal associations suggestive of causal relationships between the investigated concepts.
Data were analysed using multilevel analysis to account for the nested design (participants, days, beeps). Among other results, we found that:
1) Compared to women, men experience more sexual desire in the flow of daily life;
2) Positive intimacy predicts sexual desire at subsequent time points in women, not in men;
3) Sexual desire in women does not predict experienced intimacy at subsequent time points.
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