Journal of Sexual Medicine findings on sexual behavior in men, women and teens.

An Indiana University study has been released on sexual behavior published yesterday in the Journal of Sexual Medicine and the findings are garnering lots of chatter from the media.

We’ll have a more thorough analysis of this study in a bit, but for now, let’s just topline the interesting points:

  • 60% of men and 50% of women report masturbating
  • Condom use among teenage boys is on the rise; 79% used a condom the last time they had sex
  • 85 percent of men said their partners climaxed during the most recent sex act, while only 64 percent of women confirmed that they actually did.

It’s not surprising that this gap exists or that the news media is focusing on this last point. But Dr. Bat Sheva Marcus of the Medical Center for Female Sexuality asks: are women really fabricating their orgasms or are their partners just assuming they’re satisfied? Hmmm.

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