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The Hite Report
A Nationwide Study of Female Sexuality

Hite, Shere
Publisher:  Dell, USA
Year Published:  1976  
Pages:  638pp   ISBN:  0-440-13690-3
Resource Type:  Book

The results of a survey of 3,000 American women regarding their sexuality.

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Table of Contents

Preface

The Questions

Who answered
Questionnaire distribution
Geographic distribution of replies
"Marital status"
Age
religious background
Education
Occupation
"Why did you answer this questionnaire?"

Analysis of replies
Project financing
Women who contributed


MASTURBATION
Feelings about masturbation
"Do you enjoy masturbating?"
"What is the importance of masturbation?"
types of masturbation
Types I-VI
Leg position

ORGASM
Is orgasm important?
What do the stages of orgasm feel like?
Arousal
Orgasm
Contractions
After orgasm
Multiple orgasms
Does orgasm feel different with or without intercourse?
Anatomy
The clitoral-vaginal controversy
"Vaginal ache"
conclusion
Emotional orgasm
Women who never orgasm

INTERCOURSE
Do most women orgasm from intercourse?
The glorification of intercourse
Why have we thought women should orgasm from intercourse?
"If you don't have orgasms during intercourse, you're hung-up."
"Do you ever fake orgasm?"
Conclusion
How do women orgasm during intercourse?
Master and Johnson: A Rube Goldberg model?
Women who orgasm during intercourse: How they do it
Clitoral stimulation by hand during intercourse
Conclusion: Do it yourself
The connection between orgasm during intercourse and masturbation

CLITORAL STIMULATION
How have most men had sex with you?
Orgasm from clitoral stimulation by hand
Do most women orgasm regularly from clitoral stimulation by hand?
Feelings about clitoral stimulation
What kind of clitoral stimulation do women like?
Orgasm from cunnilingus
How many women orgasm regularly from cunnilingus?
Feelings about cunnilingus
What kind of cunnilingus do women like?
"do you ever find it necessary to masturbate to achieve orgasm after 'making love'?"

LESBIANISM
Introduction
How do women relate physically?
Reasons women prefer to relate sexually to women
Lesbianism can be political

SEXUAL SLAVERY
What is sexual slavery?
Feelings about sex and intercourse
"do you like vaginal penetration/intercourse?
Why don't women create their own orgasms?
Habit
Love
Economics

THE SEXUAL REVOLUTION
Introduction
The Ambiguity of the "sexual revolution"
"What do you think of the sexual revolution?"
Increased openness is good
There was no real revolution
Women lost their right to say "no"
How strong is the male "sex drive"?
The double standard
Be a "good girl"!
Sex and emotions
Birth control
How important is sex?
Conclusion

OLDER WOMEN
How does age affect sexuality?

TOWARD A NEW FEMALE SEXUALITY
Redefining sex
The Future of intercourse
Sex as usual?
Do women always want intercourse?
Toward a new kind of intercourse
Do men need intercourse?
Touching is sex too
Feeling about physical closeness
What kinds of touching do women like?

APPENDICES
Questionnaires I, II, and III
Statistical Breakdown of Findings (by chapter)
Notes

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