Sociological Analysis of Sexual Justice in Matrimonial Relationships


  • Marzieh Sharbafchizadeh PhD in Women Studies, School of Humanities, Tarbiat Modares University, Tehran, Iran
  • Soheila Sadeghi Associate Professor, Department of Sociology, School of Social Sciences, University of Tehran, Tehran, Iran


The concept of sexual justice is associated with the contentment of couples in their sexual life. In the present study, the obstacles of as well as the approaches to achieving sexual justice have been investigated. This study was carried out qualitatively through the thematic analysis of semi-structured in-depth interviews with sociologists, psychologists, and sexologists using ATLAS.ti software. The consequences of sexual injustice were determined at a macro level (reproduction of unequal relationships), meso level (disruption of relationships between individuals even at the family level), and micro level (lack of pleasure in sexual relationships, negative psychological background, sense of insecurity, development of stressful relationships, sense of aggression, and depression). Moreover, the obstacles to achieving sexual justice were classified and explained from the structural, institutional, individual, and action-reaction points of view.




How to Cite

Sharbafchizadeh, M., & Sadeghi, S. (2021). Sociological Analysis of Sexual Justice in Matrimonial Relationships. International Journal of Body, Mind and Culture, 8(1), 10-26. Retrieved from



Qualitative Study(ies)