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J Sex Res. 2006 Aug;43(3):236-44.

Women's sexual desire: a feminist critique.

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Women's Studies Program, The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA 16802, USA. jmw193@psu.edu

Abstract

This paper offers a critical feminist analysis of the biomedical conceptualization of women's sexual desire. The five major features of the biomedical model of female sexual desire examined and critiqued are: 1) use of the male model as the standard, 2) use of a linear model of sexual response, 3) biological reductionism, 4) depoliticalization, and 5) medicalization of variation. A "New View", an alternative to the biomedical model, is offered for reconceptualizing women's sexual problems. This analysis concludes with recommendations for feminist-based biopsychosocial research.

PMID:
17599246
DOI:
10.1080/00224490609552322
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