Accounting for orgasmic absence: exploring heterosex using the story completion method

@inproceedings{Frith2013AccountingFO,
  title={Accounting for orgasmic absence: exploring heterosex using the story completion method},
  author={Hannah Frith},
  year={2013}
}
Orgasms are central to academic and lay debates about sexual ‘normality’ and ‘dysfunction’ and are culturally constructed as the peak of heterosexual sex (Potts, 2000). Conversely, sexual interaction without orgasm is positioned as ‘only foreplay’, a failure or dysfunctional. Examining how people account for orgasmic absence during heterosex using a story completion method, this article addresses three key themes: (1) ‘reciprocity, blame and the orgasmic imperative’, which places obligations on… CONTINUE READING
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