Vibrator use among heterosexual men varies by partnership status: Results from a nationally representative study in the United States

Michael Reece, Debby Herbenick, Brian Dodge, Stephanie A. Sanders, Annahita Ghassemi, J. Dennis Fortenberry

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Abstract

This nationally representative study documents that vibrator use among heterosexually identified men in the United States is common, with 43.8% reporting use of a vibrator at some point in their lives, with most vibrator use by heterosexual men occurring within the context of sexual interactions with a female partner. Approximately 94% of male vibrator users reported that they had used a vibrator during sexual play with a partner, and 82% reported that they had used a vibrator during sexual intercourse. These data support the work of therapists and educators who often make recommendations for the incorporation of vibrators into partnered relationships.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)389-407
Number of pages19
JournalJournal of Sex and Marital Therapy
Volume36
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 1 2010

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Psychology

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