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Table 4 An overview of the sociodemographic, psychological, and sexual behavioral factors of women and men in each cluster

From: A Seemingly Paradoxical Relationship Between Masturbation Frequency and Sexual Satisfaction

  Women Men   
  1 2 3 4 p Effect size 1 2 3 4 p Effect size Min Max
  HmS LmS HmD LmD HmS LmS HmD LmD   
Age 38.1 48.9 41.3 46.1 < .001 .08 41.4 54.7 42.8 57.7 < .001 .19 18 87
Education
 6–8 years of schooling 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.5 .144 .06 0.4 1.2 0.3 2.1 .007 .07   
 9–10 years of schooling 2.1 3.6 2.6 5.1    3.2 6.2 3.9 6.4     
 12–13 years of schooling 25.6 27.1 28.9 30.5    32.7 34.2 30.3 28.5     
 Lower university level 49.0 45.6 43.6 39.1    39.2 37.7 41.4 44.3     
 Higher university level 23.3 23.7 24.9 24.9    24.6 20.8 24.0 18.7     
Religious      < .001 .18      < .001 .20   
 Yes 29.1 47.2 28.9 34.4    31.6 50.5 27.2 46.9     
 No 70.9 52.8 71.1 65.6    68.4 49.5 72.8 53.1     
Relationship status      < .001 .18      < .001 .19   
 Partnereda 80.5 84.4 54.3 64.5    77.6 92.90 55.9 83.5     
 Unmarriedb 12.6 6.8 33.1 21.8    16.7 4.2 36.8 9.1     
 Separated/divorcedb 6.6 5.0 9.7 11.2    5.1 1.7 6.6 5.9     
 Widow/widowerb 0.2 3.8 2.9 2.5    0.6 1.1 0.7 1.6     
Distress about sexual difficultiesc 2.4 2.3 2.8 3.0 < .001 .08 2.3 2.4 2.8 2.6 < .001 .04 1 4
Body imaged 3.1 3.4 3.7 3.8 < .001 .04 3.1 3.0 3.7 3.5 < .001 .06 1 7
Genital self-imaged 2.8 3.2 3.5 3.7 < .001 .04 2.9 3.0 3.5 3.6 < .001 .05 1 7
Number of sex partners (lifetime)e 14.4 8.7 14.2 11.4  < .001 .02 19.9 14.9 15.7 17.0 .005 .01 0 200
Frequency of pornography usee 3.3 2.0 2.9 2.3 < .001 .10 6.0 3.4 6.5 4.2 < .001 .34 1 8
Number of sexual experience/desirese 3.3 2.0 3.2 2.4 < .001 .12 3.6 2.2 3.7 2.3 < .001 .13 0 7
Intercourse frequencyf 3.5 2.9 1.7 1.6 < .001 .23 3.1 3.3 1.6 1.8 < .001 .24 1 7
  1. Percentage given for education, religiosity, and relationship status; mean scores given if not otherwise specified
  2. amarried/cohabitant/registered partnership or in a current permanent relationship; band being single/currently not in a permanent relationship chigher scores denote greater sexual distress dhigher scores denote greater dissatisfaction ehigher scores denote higher frequency/number; Max value for number of sex partners (lifetime) varied across gender (women = 149); One-way ANOVA (Effect size = eta squared) and Chi-square test of differences among clusters (Effect size = phi coefficient for 2 by 2 tables, Cramer’s V for tables lager than 2 by 2)