The old adage that men are threatened by women’s vibrators was just turned on its head (no pun intended) by a recent Indiana University study. Also among the findings: Women who had used a vibrator in the last month reported more sexual satisfaction.
But back to the men and what they think of sex toys:
While 37 percent of women agreed or strongly agreed with the statement that vibrators are intimidating to women’s partners, 70 percent of men disagreed or strongly disagreed with the statement.
That’s great news for women who have hesitated to be vocal about vibrator use around their partners. Plus, the study reinforces what vibrator-loving women across the world already know:
Women with positive beliefs [about vibrators] who had used vibrators in the past 30 days reported higher levels of arousal, lubrication, orgasm and sexual satisfaction, and lower levels of pain during sex, than those with positive beliefs who hadn’t used the sex toys as recently.
The study surveyed 3,103 men and women. Lead researcher Debra Herbenick, associate director at Indiana University’s Center for Sexual Health Promotion, says it’s the first survey ever that has studied beliefs about vibrators.
Keep up the good work, Indiana!
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