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Variables associated with nocturnal orgasm in selected females at a small midwestern university.

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dc.contributor.author Beal, Wanda.
dc.date.accessioned 2012-12-11T21:29:36Z
dc.date.available 2012-12-11T21:29:36Z
dc.date.created 1979 en_US
dc.date.issued 2012-12-11
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/2270
dc.description vii, 90 leaves en_US
dc.description.abstract PURPOSE: There is need for the female to have information concerning her sexual self without the implication of moral value and social custom. If females have orgasms naturally and automatically during sleep, as males do, it would follow that orgasmic inhibition is a learned dysfunction. This study was undertaken to determine if females were aware of sex dreams, nocturnal orgasms, and variables which might be associated with the phenomenon. PROCEDURE: Data were collected from two hundred six subjects, on a seventy-six item questionnaire, with respect to age, alternate sexual activity and sexual attitudes. Additionally, the study was to inform subjects of cultural attitudes contributory to withholding accurate physiological information for them; and i;ultimately, to reflect what the women were thinking and doing in relationship to t.heir sexualit.y. A verbal introduction was given prior to filling in the questionnaire. SUBJECT: The subjects were: graduate and undergraduate females; single, married or divorced; divided into younger, middle and upper age levels; sexually inexperienced and experienced; and enrolled in Emporia State University the Fall Semester of 1979. FINDINGS: Relationships were established between nocturnal orgasm; and age, orgasm during sexual intercourse, vaginal perception and premenstrual sexual arousal, as well as a relationship between coitus and oral-genital sex. Twenty-three percent of the sample abstain from pre-marital coitus. Seventy-seven percent engage in coitus. Twenty percent who do not engage in coitus, do engage in oral-genital sex. CONCLUSIONS:Women do experience sex dreams and nocturnal orgasm. The great majority of females no longer cling tenaciously or uncompromisingly to traditional sexual mores. en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.subject Women college students. en_US
dc.subject Orgasm. en_US
dc.subject Women-Sexual behavior. en_US
dc.title Variables associated with nocturnal orgasm in selected females at a small midwestern university. en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.college the teachers college en_US
dc.advisor David Dungan en_US
dc.department psychology en_US

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