Female Sexual Functioning, Self-genital Image and Sexual Anxiety:
Mediating Role of Awareness the Moment
In recent years, female sexuality has been considered an important
component of woman’s health, that it may be related to various factors.
The aim of this study was test a model of awareness the moment as a
mediator of the relationship between sexual anxiety and genital
self-image to sexual function. We collected data from 300 heterosexual
women that completed the Female Sexual Function Index (FSFI), the Five
Fact Mindfulness Questionnaire (FFMQ), the Multidimensional Sexual Self-
Concept Questionnaire (MSSCQ), and the Female Genital Self- Image scale
(FGSI). Structural equation modeling was used. The findings showed that
there was a significant relationship between the genital self- image and
the sexual function, and between the sexual anxiety and sexual function.
Also, the genital self- image and sexual anxiety had relationship with
the awareness the moment separately. Structural equation model revealed
a significant relationship between the genital self- image with sexual
function through the awareness the moment; and between the sexual
anxiety and sexual function through the awareness the moment. Therefore,
the better sexual function can occur by more positive genital self-
image. Also, we found awareness the moment can mediate the relationship
between sexual anxiety and sexual function.