Vibrator Use Among Gay and Bisexually Identified Men in the U.S.
posted: 11/12/2010 12:38 pm
In a study recently published in the Journal of Sexual Medicine, researchers from Indiana University's Center for Sexual Health Promotion surveyed 25,294 gay and bisexually identified men from around the U.S. about vibrator use, both during solo masturbation and partner sex with other men. (These are the same Indiana University researchers who conducted a nationally represenative study on vibrators in 2009 that you can read about here).
While the research was targeted and thus not representative, the study yielded important findings about male sexuality and vibrator use. Of the men surveyed, roughly half reported using vibrators.This study also documented how men use their vibrators (including anally, externally on the scrotum or penis, or on other parts of the body), and how they cleaned and cared for them. (For more information on the research methodology and the percentages related to vibrator use, see the link below).
The research indicated that overwhelmingly, the men surveyed felt that vibrators contributed positively to their experiences of arousal, pleasure, and orgasm.
We believe that this study supports the underlying truth that vibrator use can be pleasurable for everyone, irrespective of sex or gender, and are just another avenue by which one can explore new paths to pleasure.
Please note that any vibrator that you wish to insert into the anus should have a flared base to prevent it from being drawn up into the body. Vibrators without a base are best used externally on other sensitive areas of the body.
To read a nice analysis of the research findings by Cory Silverberg, see: http://bit.ly/9LcLVs
To find the original research in the Journal of Sexual Medicine, see: http://bit.ly/av9mcV
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