Prevalence and characteristics of vibrator use by women in the United States: results from a nationally representative study.

@article{Herbenick2009PrevalenceAC,
  title={Prevalence and characteristics of vibrator use by women in the United States: results from a nationally representative study.},
  author={Debra Herbenick and Michael Reece and Stephanie A. Sanders and Brian Dodge and Annahita Ghassemi and J. Dennis Fortenberry},
  journal={The journal of sexual medicine},
  year={2009},
  volume={6 7},
  pages={
          1857-66
        }
}
INTRODUCTION Although vibrators are commonly recommended by clinicians as adjunct to treatment for female sexual dysfunction, and for sexual enhancement, little is known about their prevalence or correlates of use. AIM The aim of this study was to determine the lifetime and recent prevalence of women's vibrator use during masturbation and partnered sex, and the correlates of use related to sociodemographic variables, health behaviors, and sexual function. METHODS A nationally representative… Expand
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