Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Frequency and Duration of Sex and Other Findings in Study

Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Frequency and Duration of Sex and Other Findings in Study

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The 706-page book "The Social Organization of Sexuality" is jammed with information about almost every aspect of sex and sexual practices. Following are additional findings taken from the University of Chicago survey:

Nearly 27 percent of men and nearly 8 percent of women said they masturbated at least once a week in the 12 months before the survey. But almost 37 percent of men and 58 percent of women said they never masturbated during that time.

The survey results show that more educated men and women masturbate more frequently than those who are less educated. Nineteen percent of men with less than a high school education masturbated at least once a week, while the figure was 34 percent for men with at least a master's degree. For women, the figures were 8 percent and 14 percent.

White and blacks showed little difference in frequency of sex. A slightly larger percentage of white males than black males reported having sex four or more times a week in the previous year (7. …

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