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The Female Orgasm. Psychology, Physiology, Fantasy.

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By Fisher Seymour. . 533 pages. Basic Books, Inc., Publishers, New York: , 1973.. Price, $15.00.

Ann Intern Med. 1974;80(3):428. doi:10.7326/0003-4819-80-3-428
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Although he studied many variables connected with sexual responsivity, Dr. Fisher has selected a somewhat misleading title for his report. Although female orgasm played a central role in Fisher's research perspective, he also studied interactions with parents, feminine identity, many personality variables, body image, perceptions of the husband, feelings and fantasies during intercourse, modes of sexual excitation, feelings of satisfaction with sex, and the influences on sexual responsivity of menstruation, pregnancy, childbirth, and contraception. By no means is this a complete list; in reality, the author gives a panoramic view of feminine sexuality, not of orgasm alone. That he leaves


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