Sexual practices at last heterosexual encounter and occurrence of orgasm in a national survey

  title={Sexual practices at last heterosexual encounter and occurrence of orgasm in a national survey},
  author={Juliet Richters and Richard O. de Visser and Chris Rissel and Anthony M. A. Smith},
  journal={The Journal of Sex Research},
  pages={217 - 226}
We analyzed data from the Australian Study of Health and Relationships, a national telephone survey (2001–2002) of sexual behavior and attitudes among a representative sample of 19,307 Australians aged 16 to 59. Respondents were asked whether at their last sexual encounter they gave or received manual stimulation and oral sex, had vaginal intercourse or anal intercourse, and whether they had an orgasm. Most encounters (95%) included vaginal intercourse. Of the 64 possible combinations of… 

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