Hite Report on Male Sexuality

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Over 7,000 men, ages thirteen to ninety-seven, speak out about: What they think of women--as wives, lovers, and friends; why a majority of men like marriage but are not faithful; what they think about love--and why they often distrust it; how they feel about giving women clitoral stimulation; why they often masturbate even with a regular sex life...and more.
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Overview

"A riveting document!"
NEWSWEEK
Over 7,000 men, ages thirteen to ninety-seven, speak out about: What they think of women--as wives, lovers, and friends; why a majority of men like marriage but are not faithful; what they think about love--and why they often distrust it; how they feel about giving women clitoral stimulation; why they often masturbate even with a regular sex life...and more.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780345352484
  • Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 7/28/1987
  • Format: Mass Market Paperback
  • Edition description: Reissue
  • Pages: 1088
  • Product dimensions: 4.20 (w) x 6.90 (h) x 1.70 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface xiii
Population Statistics and Methodology xvii
Acknowledgments xxiii
1 Being Male 1
Relationships Between Boys and Their Fathers 5
Friendships Between Men 14
Physical affection between male friends 28
Sex and Physical Intimacy Between Boys 36
Conclusion: What Is It Like To Be a Man Today? 46
Growing up male 46
Do men believe it is unmasculine to express feelings? 59
How do men define masculinity? 66
What Does It Mean to Be a Man? 84
2 Relationships with Women 87
How Important Are Relationships with Women to Men? 89
Which do men value most-their friendships with men, or their love relationships with women? 89
Is talking intimately and expressing feelings an important part of those relationships? 96
How Do Men See Women? 103
Can men and women be friends? 103
What things about women do men admire? 106
Boys' relationships with their mothers 118
Love 128
Falling in love 128
Do men like being in love? 132
How do men define love? 135
Love stories 142
Are Men Monogamous in Marriage? 150
Most men had sex outside their marriages 150
How did men feel about having secret sex outside of marriage? 159
What was the effect of outside sex on the marriage? 165
How did men feel about their lovers? 174
What reasons did most men give for having outside sex? 184
How did men feel about their wives having extramarital affairs? 197
"Open marriage" 199
Men who are monogamous 210
Why Do Men Get Married, and Why Do They Like Being Married? 216
Most men say they like marriage 217
"Why did you get married originally?" 227
Reasons men don't like marriage: men's anger at women 230
Portraits of Marriages 232
Separated and Divorced Men 244
Single Men (Never-Married) 258
Living Together 270
Men's Anger at Women 278
Men's perception of women as weak 280
Men's anger about women and money 283
Are Things Changing? Do Men Want to Redefine Their Relationships with Women? 303
What do men think of women's liberation? 304
Conclusion: Toward a New Understanding of Male/Female Relationships 329
3 Intercourse and the Definition of Male Sexuality 333
Why Do Men Like and Want Intercourse? 336
I Physical pleasure 336
II Emotional and psychological reasons 339
III Ideological and cultural reasons 346
Pressure on Men to Have Frequent Intercourse and Prove Their Sexuality 354
How often do most men have intercourse? How often "should" a man have intercourse? 354
Pressure on boys to have first intercourse 362
Men's feelings about penis size 366
Are men in favor of the "sexual revolution"? 371
Do men like casual sex? 379
Men's feelings about birth control and abortion 383
What Don't Men Like About Intercourse? Pressures on Men During Intercourse 396
Pressure to have an erection ("impotence") 398
Pressure not to orgasm "too soon" ("premature ejaculation") 411
Pressure to "make her come" 426
Men's Orgasms During Intercourse 437
Does Defining Sex as Intercourse to Orgasm Inhibit Men's Sensuality? 451
Most men still define sex as intercourse (and think of intercourse as the highest expression of "male sexuality") 451
Do men feel free during sex NOT to have intercourse? 456
Would men like to diversify their sexuality beyond intercourse? 461
Do men always want orgasm during intercourse or do they sometimes just want the pleasure of intercourse? 468
Dry orgasms which do not end intercourse or sexual arousal 470
Conclusion 476
What is "male sexuality"? 476
Domination-Submission 794
Men's Desire to Be Taken 794
7 Sex and Love Between Men 805
Attitudes Toward Homosexuality 808
Sex Between Men 822
Love, Relationships, and Monogamy Between Men 833
Three gay men describe their lives 842
Men Who Have Sex with Both Women and Men 857
8 The Sexuality of Older Men 865
How does men's sexuality change with each decade? 868
Conclusion 916
9 Nine Men Speak About Their Lives 919
Appendixes 993
Questionnaire for Men (IV) 1979-81 995
Questionnaire for Women 1982-84 1009
Index 1023
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