First they found that male and female sexual response cycles are very similar

First they found that male and female sexual response

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public. First, they found that male and female sexual response cycles are very similar. Second, they demonstrated that women can achieve orgasm primarily through clitoral stimulation. Through this finding, they legitimized female masturbation by destroying the myth of the vaginal orgasm. This is a claim that Freud made, distinguishing between a clitoral orgasm and a vaginal orgasm. By dispelling the vaginal orgasm myth meant that penile intercourse is not needed for a woman to experience sexual pleasure. In the 1970s they published Human Sexual Inadequacy—a book that revolutionized sex therapy by treating sexual problems through the use of behavioral therapy. This type of therapy led to an astounding increase in the rate of successful treatment of sexual problems. We will discuss Masters and Johnson again throughout the semester. Contemporary Research Studies Lecture Notes National surveys are conducted to illustrate research on the general population of men and women, adolescents, and college students. Two surveys in particular look specifically at adolescence and young adult sexual health. The Youth Risk Behavior Survey is conducted biannually by the Centers for Disease and Prevention, or the CDC. It measures the prevalence of 6 categories of health risk behaviors among youths through representative national, state, and local surveys using self-reported questionnaires. Sexual behaviors that contribute to unintended pregnancy and sexually transmitted infections, including HIV, are among those accessed. The National College Health Assessment is conducted every fall and spring term at colleges and universities throughout the United States. This survey accesses students' health behaviors and their perceptions of the prevalence of these behaviors among their peers. Areas covered are alcohol, tobacco, and other drug use; sexual health, weight, nutrition, and exercise; mental health, injury prevention, personal safety, and violence. Percentage of College Students Who Reported Having Oral Sex, Vaginal Sex, and Anal Intercourse in the Past 30 Days and the Percentage Reporting Using a Condom or Other Protective Barrier, Spring 2012
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Lecture Notes This figure depicts the number of college students who reported having oral, vaginal, or anal sexual intercourse in the past 30 days, and the percentage that reported using a condom or other protective barrier. This data was collected in the National College Health Assessment survey in the spring of 2012. The first number above each bar on the graph is the percentage of students that reported engaging in that behavior. The number below it is the percentage of those students that reported using a condom or barrier for that specific behavior. Emerging Research Perspectives Lecture Notes Some areas of sexual research have largely been ignored by mainstream research. Feminists, gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgendered, and ethnic research perspectives enrich our knowledge of sexuality. Feminists expanded the scope of research to include the subjective experience and meaning of sexuality for women. These women include sexual pleasure, sex and power, erotic material, risky sexual
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  • Spring '08
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  • Human Sexuality, Sexual intercourse, Human sexual behavior

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