Women's Vibrator Use in Sexual Partnerships: Results From a Nationally Representative Survey in the United States

@article{Herbenick2010WomensVU,
  title={Women's Vibrator Use in Sexual Partnerships: Results From a Nationally Representative Survey in the United States},
  author={D. Herbenick and M. Reece and S. Sanders and B. Dodge and A. Ghassemi and J. Fortenberry},
  journal={Journal of Sex \& Marital Therapy},
  year={2010},
  volume={36},
  pages={49 - 65}
}
Little is known about women's use of vibrators within sexual partnerships. Data were collected from a population-based, cross-sectional survey of 2056 women aged 18–60 years in the United States. Partnered vibrator use was common among heterosexual-, lesbian-, and bisexual-identified women. Most vibrator users indicated comfort using them with a partner and vibrator use was related to positive sexual function as measured by the Female Sexual Function Index (FSFI). In addition, partner knowledge… Expand
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