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Women do not masturbate as a substitute for intercourse

Male responsiveness gradually declines from adolescence onwards so that few men masturbate regularly by the age of 50. But at any age most men...

Our Biological Motivation to Achieve Orgasm

There is a precedent for female masturbation in the animal world. Some female mammals do masturbate but since they do not ejaculate it is...

Sexual Pleasure: How Female Orgasm Is Achieved

It is often assumed that every woman masturbates just as every man (96%) does. Yet there is no research to support this view. Only...

Orgasm is not a vital aspect of women’s sexuality

Men approach sexual activity (alone or with a lover) already aroused and so they are easily stimulated to orgasm. Women are not spontaneously aroused...

Women do not necessarily masturbate to orgasm

It is difficult to establish the nature of female masturbation. Women do not always use fantasy as men do, which suggests they may not...

The clitoris is the one and only female sex organ

To state the obvious: men have no organ equivalent to the vagina. Male orgasm rewards men for the reproductive act of ejaculation but there is...

The sexual anatomy involved in female orgasm

Because she targeted female masturbation specifically, Shere Hite’s sample included even more women (82%) who masturbated (compared with Kinsey’s sample). Yet even though such...