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The Scalability of Sexual Experiences


Sixty-eight male graduate students completed a questionnaire relating to their past sexual history in the course of an extensive survey and experimental study on sexual attitudes and preferences. The items of the questionnaire were subjected to a scalogram analysis and found to conform to a Guttman scale, suggesting that the sexual experiences of this group follow a fairly fixed cumulative pattern. This was true for the subgroups of single Ss and married Ss, and for the group as a whole.

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The authors are indebted to the Staff of the Institute for Sex Research at Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana for assistance with various aspects of this study.

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Brady, J.P., Levitt, E.E. The Scalability of Sexual Experiences. Psychol Rec 15, 275–279 (1965).

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