Seminal books that shaped my young-adult sexual perspectives:

Barbach, Lonnie. For Yourself: The Fulfillment of Female Sexuality (revised edition) Signet, NY, 2000.

Boston Women’s Health Book Collective with Judy Norsigian. Our Bodies, Ourselves (revised edition). Touchstone, NY, 2011.

Hite, Shere. The Hite Report: A Nationwide Study of Female Sexuality (revised edition). Seven Stories, NY, 2003.

Masters, William and Virginia Johnson. Human Sexual Response. Little Brown, NY, 1966.

Masters, William and Virginia Johnson. Human Sexual Inadequacy. Little Brown, NY, 1970.

Playboy Advisor answers are accurate and respect women:

Beggan, J.K. et al. “An Analysis of Stereotype Refutation in Playboy By An Editorial Voice: The Advisor Hypothesis,” Journal of Men’s Studies (2000) 9:1.

The benefits of sexual self-help books:

Marrs, R.W. “A Meta-analysis of Bibliotherapy Studies,” American Journal of Community Psychology (1995) 23:843.

Mintz, L.B. “Bibliotherapy for Low Sexual Desire: Evidence for Effectiveness,” Journal of Counseling Psychology (2012) 59:471.

Palaniappan, M. et. al. “Skills Vs. Pills: Comparative Effectiveness for Low Sexual Desire in Women,” Journal of Sex and Marital Therapy (2018) 44:1.

Van Diest, S.L. et al. “Sex Therapy Through he Internet for Men with Sexual Dysfunctions: A Pilot Study,” Journal of Sex and Marital Therapy (2007) 33:115.

Van Lankveld, J.J. et al. “Cognitive-Behavioral therapy for Women with Lifelong Vaginismus: A Randomized Wait-List Controlled Trial of Efficacy,” Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology (2006) 74:168.

Van Lankveld, J.J. et al. “Internet-Based Brief Sex Therapy for Heterosexual Men with Sexual Dysfunctions: A Randomized Controlled Pilot Trial,” Journal of Sexual Medicine (2009) 6:2224.

Van Lakveld, J. “Self-Help Therapies for Sexual Dysfunction,” Journal of Sex Research (2009) 46:143.

Van Lankveld, J.J. “Bibliotherapy in the Treatment of Sexual Dysfunction: A Meta-Analysis,” Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology (1998) 66:702.

Zarski, A. et al “Internet-Based Guided Self-Help for Vaginal Penetration Difficulties: Results of a Randomized Controlled Pilot Trial,” Journal of Sexual Medicine (2017) 14:238.

The joint biography of William Masters, M.D. and Virginia Johnson

Maier. Thomas. Masters of Sex. Basic Books, NY, 2009.

Flibanserin (Addyi) helps only around 15 percent of women users:

Derogatis, L.R. et al. “Treatment of Hypoactive Sexual Desire Disorder in Premenopausal Women: Efficacy of Flibanserin in the VIOLET Study,” Journal of Sexual Medicine (2012) 9:1074.

Goldfischer, E.R. et al. “Continued Efficacy and Safety of Flibanserin in Premenopausal Women with Hypoactive Sexual Desire Disorder: Results from a Randomized Withdrawal Trial,” Journal of Sexual Medicine (2011) 8:3160.

Jayne, C. et al. “Open-Label Extension Study of Flibanserin in Women with Hypoactive Sexual Desire Disorder,” Journal of Sexual Medicine (2102) 9:3180.

Katz, M. et al. “Efficacy of Flibanserin in Women with Hypoactive Sexual Desire Disorder: Results of the BEGONIA Trial,” Journal of Sexual Medicine (2013) 10:1807.

Reviriego, C. “Flibanserin for Female Sexual Dysfunction,” Drugs Today (2014) 50:549.

Simon, J.A. et al. “Efficacy and Safety of Flibanserin in Postmenopausal Women with Hypoactive Sexual Desire Disorder: Results of the SNOWDROP Trial,” Menopause (2014) 21:633.

Thorp, J. et al. “Treatment of Hypoactive Sexual Desire Disorder in Premenopausal Women: Efficacy of Flibanserin in the DAISY Study,” Journal of Sexual Medicine (2012) 9:793.

A task force of 49 state attorneys general showing that the threat to children of online sexual predators has been vastly overstated:

Stone, B. “Despite News Reports, Task Force Finds Online Threat to Children Overblown,” New York Times, Aug. 15, 2009.

Resources that can help survivors of sexual trauma rediscover the joy of sex:

Bass, E. and L. Davis. The Courage to Heal: A Guide for Women Survivors of Child Sexual Abuse (20th-anniversary edition). William Morrow, NY, 2008.

Davis, L. Allies in Healing: When the Person You Love Was Sexually Abused as a Child. William Morrow, NY, 1991.

Haines, Staci. The Survivors Guide to Sex: How to Gain an Empowered Sex Life After Child Sexual Abuse. Cleis Press, San Francisco, 1999.

Maltz. W. The Sexual Healing Journey: A Guide for Survivors of Sexual Abuse. William Morrow, NY, 2012.

Substantial decline in teen pregnancies and the significant increase in teen use of contraceptives:

Boonstra, H. “Teen Pregnancy: Trends and Lessons Learned,” Guttmacher Policy Review (2002) https://www.guttmacher.org/gpr/2002/02/teen-pregnancy-trends-and-lessons-learned

Finer, L.B. and M.R.Zolna. “Declines in Unintended Pregnancy in the United States: 2008-2011,” New England Journal of Medicine (2016) 374:843.

Lindberg, L. et al. “Understanding the Decline in Adolescent Fertility in the United States, 2007-2012,” Journal of Adolescent Health (2016) 59:577.

More porn, less rape:

Diamond, M. et al. “Pornography and Sex Crimes in the Czech Republic,” Archives of Sexual Behavior (2011) 40:1037

Diamond, M. “The Effects of Pornography: An International Perspective,” in Pornography 101: Eroticism, Sexuality, and the First Amendment, edited by J. Elias et al. Prometheus Press, Amherst, NY, 1999.

Diamond, M. and A. Uchiyama. “Pornography, Rape, and Sex Crimes in Japan,” International Journal of Law and Psychiatry (1999) 22:1.

Goldstein, M. et al. “Experience with Pornography: Rapists, Pedophiles, Homosexuals, Transsexuals, and Controls,” Archives of Sexual Behavior (19971) 1:1.

Kutchinsky, B. Pornography and Rape: Theory and Practice? Evidence from crime Data in Four Countries, Where Pornography is Easily Available,” International Journal of Law and Psychiatry (1991) 14:47.

Kutchinsky, B. “The Effect of Easy Availability of Pornography on the Incidence of Sex Crimes: The Danish Experience,” Journal of Social Issues (1973) 29:163.

Compared with women who do not act in porn, those who do are no more likely to have a history of sexual exploitation:

Griffith, JD. et al. “Pornography Actresses: As Assessment of the ‘Damaged Goods’ Hypothesis,” Journal of Sex Research (2013) 50:621.

Recidivism among sex offenders is 6 percent.

Liptak, A. “Not a Lot of Evidence Behind a Supreme Court Ruling on Sex Offenders,” NY Times, March 7, 2017.

Human sex trafficking has been greatly overstated:

Meshkovska, B. et al. “Female Sex Trafficking: Conceptual Issues, Current Debates, and Future Directions,” Annual Review of Sex Research (2105) 52:380.

The key to women’s orgasms is direct clitoral stimulation, notably cunnilingus:

Andersen, B.L. and J.M. Cyranowski. “Women’s Sexuality: Behaviors, Responses, and Individual Differences,” Journal of Counseling Psychology (1995) 63:891.

Fisher, W.A. et al. “Individual and Partner Correlates of Sexual Satisfaction and Relationship Happiness in Midlife Couples: Dyadic Analysis of the International Survey of Relationships,” Archives of Sexual Behavior (2105) 44:1609.

Haavio_Mannila, E. and O. Kontula. “Correlates of Increased Sexual Satisfaction,” Archives of Sexual Behavior (1997) 26:399.

Moynihan, R. “The Making of a Disease: Female Sexual Dysfunction,” BMJ (formerly British Medical Journal) (2003) 326:45.

Richters, J. et al. “Sexual Practices at Last Heterosexual Encounter and Occurrence of Orgasm in a National Survey,” Journal of Sex Research (2006) 43:217.

Salisbury, C.M.A. and W.A. Fisher. “’Did You Come?’ A Qualitative Exploration of Gender Differences in Beliefs, Experiences, and Concerns Regarding Female Orgasm Occurrence During Heterosexual Sexual Interactions,” Journal of Sex Research (2014) 51:616.

Wade, L.D. et al. “The Incidental Orgasm: The Presence of Clitoral Knowledge and the Absence of Orgasm for Women,” Women and Health (2005) 42:117.

One-quarter of women think porn is poison. Three-quarters feel differently.

Bridges, A.J. et al “Romantic Partners Use of Pornography: Its Significance for Women,” Journal of Sex and Marital Therapy (2003) 29:1.

Canadian researchers couldn’t find a man who hadn’t viewed porn.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/women/sex/6709646/All-men-watch-porn-scientists-find.html

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2009/12/091201111202.htm

Sexual compulsivity: Only 2 men per 1,000.

https://www.pornhub.com/insights/2017-year-in-review

Porn is less violent than most TV cops shows, action movies, and video games.

McKee, A. “The Objectification of Women in Mainstream Pornographic Videos in Australia,” Journal of Sex Research (2005) 42:277.

Since porn exploded on the Internet, the U.S. rate of sexual assault has fallen 58 percent.

Diamond, M. et al. “Pornography and Sex Crimes in the Czech Republic,” Archives of Sexual Behavior (2011) 40:1037

Diamond, M. “The Effects of Pornography: An International Perspective,” in Pornography 101: Eroticism, Sexuality, and the First Amendment, edited by J. Elias et al. Prometheus Press, Amherst, NY, 1999.

Diamond, M. and A. Uchiyama. “Pornography, Rape, and Sex Crimes in Japan,” International Journal of Law and Psychiatry (1999) 22:1.

Goldstein, M. et al. “Experience with Pornography: Rapists, Pedophiles, Homosexuals, Transsexuals, and Controls,” Archives of Sexual Behavior (19971) 1:1.

Kutchinsky, B. Pornography and Rape: Theory and Practice? Evidence from crime Data in Four Countries, Where Pornography is Easily Available,” International Journal of Law and Psychiatry (1991) 14:47.

Kutchinsky, B. “The Effect of Easy Availability of Pornography on the Incidence of Sex Crimes: The Danish Experience,” Journal of Social Issues (1973) 29:163.

The teen pregnancy rate has declined 70 percent.

https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/databriefs/db89.pdf

Teen condom use is at an all-time high.

https://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/00054432.htm

https://www.cdc.gov/healthyyouth/data/yrbs/pdf/2015/ss6506_updated.pdf

Women porn actors are no more likely than other women to have experienced child sex abuse.

Griffith, JD. et al. “Pornography Actresses: As Assessment of the ‘Damaged Goods’ Hypothesis,” Journal of Sex Research (2013) 50:621.

The divorce rate has declined 40 percent.

https://www.bgsu.edu/ncfmr/resources/data/family-profiles/anderson-divorce-rate-us-geo-2015-fp-16-21.html