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ERIC Number: EJ914827
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2003-Sep
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 46
ISSN: ISSN-0361-6843
The Use of Self-Pleasure: Masturbation and Body Image among African American and European American Women
Shulman, Julie L.; Horne, Sharon G.
Psychology of Women Quarterly, v27 n3 p262-269 Sep 2003
The current investigation examined the relationship between masturbation and body image among 96 women seeking services at a local family planning clinic in a mid-southern U.S. city. Participants completed a questionnaire that assessed body image and masturbatory practices. Ethnic differences were found with European American women reporting greater masturbation frequencies and higher rates of body dissatisfaction than African American women. Among European American women, there was a positive relationship between women's sexual self-pleasuring and positive body image. For African American participants, body image was not related to masturbation practice or frequency. (Contains 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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