Sexual Activity During Menstruation: A Qualitative Study

  title={Sexual Activity During Menstruation: A Qualitative Study},
  author={Katherine R. Allen and Abbie E. Goldberg},
  journal={The Journal of Sex Research},
  pages={535 - 545}
This study utilized a grounded theory method to analyze qualitative narratives about sexuality and menstruation from 108 young women (ages 18–23; M = 19.8, SD = 1.07) and 12 young men (ages 18–24; M = 20.4, SD = 1.46). Five patterns were found: Sixteen women identified themselves as virgins and had not faced the issue of negotiating sex during menstruation. Among the 92 women who said they were sexually active, 37 women said they would never have intercourse during menstruation, eight women… 

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