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J Sex Res. 2002 May;39(2):104-13.

Do all orgasms feel alike? Evaluating a two-dimensional model of the orgasm experience across gender and sexual context.

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Psychosocial Oncology Program, Princess Margaret Hospital, 610 University Avenue, Toronto, Ontario M5G 2M9 Canada. Kenneth.mah@uhn.on.ca

Abstract

The characteristics common to all human orgasm experiences and potential gender and contextual factors affecting these experiences were investigated in two studies. A two-dimensional descriptive model of the orgasm experience was evaluated by testing hypotheses concerning (a) fit of the model to adjective-ratings data describing male and female orgasm experiences, and (b) sexual context effects on the importance of model components. In the first model-evaluation study, 888 university students (523 women) provided adjective ratings to convey orgasm experiences attained through both solitary masturbation and sex with a partner. In a cross-validation study, 798 university students (503 women) provided similar ratings to convey orgasm experiences attained either through solitary masturbation or through sex with a partner. Overall, findings supported the utility of a two-dimensional model of the orgasm experience, an adjective-rating approach in comparing male and female orgasm, and the importance of examining sexual context effects on the orgasm experience.

PMID:
12476242
DOI:
10.1080/00224490209552129
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