Masturbation Among Women: Associated Factors and Sexual Response in a Portuguese Community Sample

@article{Carvalheira2013MasturbationAW,
  title={Masturbation Among Women: Associated Factors and Sexual Response in a Portuguese Community Sample},
  author={Ana Carvalheira and Isabel Leal},
  journal={Journal of Sex \& Marital Therapy},
  year={2013},
  volume={39},
  pages={347 - 367}
}
Masturbation is a common sexual practice with significant variations in reported incidence between men and women. The goal of this study was to explore (a) the age at initiation and frequency of masturbation, (b) the associations of masturbation with diverse variables, (c) the reported reasons for masturbating and associated emotions, and (d) the relation between frequency of masturbation and different sexual behavioral factors. Participants were 3,687 women who completed a web-based survey of… 
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