Revista chilena de obstetricia y ginecología
On-line version ISSN 0717-7526
SACOMORI, Cinara and CARDOSO, Fernando Luiz. PRÁCTICAS SEXUALES DE GESTANTES BRASILEÑAS. Rev. chil. obstet. ginecol. [online]. 2008, vol.73, n.5, pp. 313-317. ISSN 0717-7526. doi: 10.4067/S0717-75262008000500006.
Background: The sexual practices are influenced by aspects from nature and from culture and with the development of the gestation they suffer considered modifications. Objective: Evalúate the impact of the gestation development on pregnant women' sexual practices in Florianópolis (SC) - Brazil. Method: This is a retrospective and non probabilistic research that had 138 women participants in the immediate post parturition period in Florianópolis (SC), Brazil. The Questionnaire of Sexuality in Pregnancy was used as instrument of research and the data was analyzed using descriptive and inferential statistics (Cochran's Q.'S test). Results: The practice of the vaginal coitus was gradually and significantly less accomplished along the gestation (Cochran's Q=31.86; p<0.001), as well as the self-masturbation practices (Cochran's Q=9.42; p=0.024), to be masturbated (Cochran's Q=31.04; p <0.001), to masturbate the partner (Cochran's Q=14.39; p=0.002), felation (Cochran's Q=25.84; p<0.001), cunilingus (Cochran's Q=30.70; p<0.001), mutual oral sex (Cochran's Q=36.37; p<0.001) and anal sex (Cochran's Q=25.59; p <0.001). None of the participants made use of vibrator as a sex toy. Conclusions: the gestational period affects significantly the proportions of accomplishment of the sexual practices, while the variations of the results in this study re-gards to other studies can be credited to the cultural diversity.
Keywords : Pregnancy; sexual practice; cultural variation; sexual education.