Models of female orgasm

@article{Bentler1979ModelsOF,
  title={Models of female orgasm},
  author={Peter M. Bentler and W. H. Peeler},
  journal={Archives of Sexual Behavior},
  year={1979},
  volume={8},
  pages={405-423}
}
Self-report instruments concerning personality and subjective responses to sexual orgasm were filled out by 281 female university undergraduates. Exploratory and confirmatory factor analyses were used to evaluate the dimensionality of women's subjective responsiveness to orgasm. The results did not support the concept of a unidimensional orgasm process; separate coital and masturbatory factors of orgasmic experience were obtained. Highly internally consistent scales were developed to assess the… 

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