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. Dennis 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 (US)
Pages (from-to)49-65
Number of pages17
JournalJournal of Sex and Marital Therapy
Volume36
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2010

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Psychology

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