Sexual Life pp 107-119 | Cite as

Helping Women to Become Orgasmic

  • Stephen B. Levine
Part of the Critical Issues in Psychiatry book series (CIPS)


Meager cultural encouragement for females to become adept at sexual expression explains some of the mystery of the elusive female orgasm. But more attention needs to be paid to the subtle roles that women play during partner sex.


Sexual Expression Premature Ejaculation Vibrator Stimulation Female Orgasm Painful Memory 
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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1992

Authors and Affiliations

  • Stephen B. Levine
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  1. 1.Center for Human Sexuality, Department of Psychiatry, University Hospitals of ClevelandCase Western Reserve University School of MedicineClevelandUSA

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