Women's vibrator use in sexual partnerships: Results from a nationally representative survey in the United States

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

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Abstract

Little is known about women's use of vibrators within sexual partnerships. Data were collected from a population-based, cross-sectional survey of 2056 women aged 18-60 years in the United States. Partnered vibrator use was common among heterosexual-, lesbian-, and bisexual-identified women. Most vibrator users indicated comfort using them with a partner and vibrator use was related to positive sexual function as measured by the Female Sexual Function Index (FSFI). In addition, partner knowledge and perceived liking of vibrator use was a significant predictor of sexual satisfaction for heterosexual women (p < .01). Clinical and research implications are discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)49-65
Number of pages17
JournalJournal of Sex and Marital Therapy
Volume36
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 2010

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Women's vibrator use in sexual partnerships : Results from a nationally representative survey in the United States. / Herbenick, Debra; Reece, Michael; Sanders, Stephanie A.; Dodge, Brian; Ghassemi, Annahita; Fortenberry, J.

In: Journal of Sex and Marital Therapy, Vol. 36, No. 1, 01.2010, p. 49-65.

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Herbenick, Debra ; Reece, Michael ; Sanders, Stephanie A. ; Dodge, Brian ; Ghassemi, Annahita ; Fortenberry, J. / Women's vibrator use in sexual partnerships : Results from a nationally representative survey in the United States. In: Journal of Sex and Marital Therapy. 2010 ; Vol. 36, No. 1. pp. 49-65.
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