Masturbation Among Young Women and Associations with Sexual Health: An Exploratory Study

@article{Hogarth2009MasturbationAY,
  title={Masturbation Among Young Women and Associations with Sexual Health: An Exploratory Study},
  author={Harriet Hogarth and Roger Ingham},
  journal={The Journal of Sex Research},
  year={2009},
  volume={46},
  pages={558 - 567}
}
Much research into young people's developing sexuality is concerned with risk avoidance and the reduction of negative outcomes. Little research has been conducted into sexual self-exploration and, in particular, masturbation among young people, and this has generally been concerned merely with its prevalence. Little is known about the potential role of masturbation in relation to young people's developing sexuality, especially among young women. This study aimed to explore, using a qualitative… 

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