Partnered Sexual Behaviors, Pleasure, and Orgasms at Last Sexual Encounter: Findings from a U.S. Probability Sample of Black Women Ages 18 to 92 Years

Ashley Townes, Shemeka Thorpe, Twinet Parmer, Brittanni Wright, Debby Herbenick

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Abstract

The purpose of this study was to estimate the prevalence of sexual behaviors and experiences of Black women’s partnered behaviors at their most recent sexual event. Data were from a subset of 980 Black women ages 18 to 92 who participated in the 2018 National Survey of Sexual Health and Behavior. Findings provide a sex-positive view of Black women and their partnered experiences, indicating a range of activities; most wanted their sexual experiences, experienced orgasms, and reported pleasurable experiences. These results provide a foundation for sexual health practitioners, educators, and therapists to improve societal knowledge about Black women’s sexuality.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)353-367
Number of pages15
JournalJournal of Sex and Marital Therapy
Volume47
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - 2021

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Psychology

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