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The Hite Report by Shere Hite
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Jan 26, 12

it was amazing
I own a copy , read count: 1

More than 35 million copies sold worldwide
Selected in 1998 as one of the one hundred key books of the twentieth century by the London Times and the World Expo.

"A frankness and directness not usually seen in print . . . Many female readers can closely identify with these intimate revelations." --Time

"The first major literary breakthrough in this field since the work of Masters and Johnson." --The Literary Guild

Thirty years ago a book by an unknown American writer took the world by storm. Its author, a young graduate student, had debunked one of the great myths about female sexuality: that most women should be able to have orgasms through sexual intercourse. The idea that something was wrong with popular assumptions about sex, not women, was so radical that it propelled Shere Hite to instant fame.

Shere Hite: On female sexuality in the 21st century, The Independent, April 30, 2006
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Hite’s methodology to conduct her research on sexuality differed from those of other famous sex researchers such as Masters and Johnson or Alfred Kinsey. She did not use representative samples in her research, but instead opted for the individual questionnaire method. Some regarded this method to be invalid in a scientific sense. However, her findings came from real women and were thought by many to be much more valid than some of the surveys preceding them. The impact of Hite’s findings on our generation is far-reaching, and has changed the way we will continue to look at both male and female sexuality.

Shere Hite and the Hite Reports on Sexuality
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