Vibrator Use Among Women

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Vibrator Use Among Women American Public University Vibrator Use Among Women Abstract This paper compares and contrasts two published works: One, a scholarly published work and the other an article written for a popular media outlet. These two articles vary greatly not only in presentation and delivery, but more importantly in accuracy. The scholarly article was written clearly by educated individuals qualified to write such an article with research to back up their findings. The article written for The New York Times, while more visually appealing and a more interesting title, appeared to contain less reliable information. The scholarly article is a compilation of research surrounding characteristics of women and the use of vibrators. The scholarly article was based on extensive research conducted through a survey of women who purchased vibrators. The article written for The New York contained no concrete research to support its findings. Characteristics of vibrator use among women was written in 1996 by Clive M. Davis, Joani Blank, Hung-Yu Lin, and Consuelo Bonillas, and is published in The Journal of Sex Research volume 33, issue 4, pages 313-320. Researchers attempted to determine a correlation between vibrator use and a diverse group of women taking into consideration sexual orientation, age, and current relationship status. This focus points in this study were to determine in what situations and do women use vibrators: Alone or with partners, to enhance sexual pleasure, or in cases of orgasmic dysfunction. Most of the research done thus far concerning vibrator usage has been clinically focused with treatment of orgasmic dysfunction in mind. (Davis, Blank, Lin & Bonillas, 1996). The sample of women used for this study were chosen with the help of a mail order company in San Francisco, California specializing in sex

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