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February 1931

Factors in the Sex Life of Twenty-Two Hundred Women.

Arch NeurPsych. 1931;25(2):451. doi:10.1001/archneurpsyc.1931.02230020239022

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This volume contains an analysis of the replies made by 1,000 married and 1,200 unmarried women to an extensive questionnaire regarding their sex life. The women were largely of the better educated (college graduate) class. They were "normal" as far as could be ascertained.

For the married groups, the replies regarding the use of contraceptives and the frequency of intercourse and the way in which general and sex factors seemed to influence the happiness of married life were analyzed. Both groups were studied as to the incidence of auto-erotic practices, the periodicity of sex desire and homosexuality. Although there are objections to the validity of data obtained by the questionnaire method, and although the group cannot be considered a "normal one," nearly 30 per cent of 1,000 gave histories of a "nervous breakdown." This is almost the first attempt to collect data on sex life from a large number of

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