Chaz Bono on the sexual impact of transitioning from female to male
Wilson, C. “The Reluctant Transgender Role Model,” New York Times, May 6, 2011.
Why people have sex
Meston, CM and DM Buss. “Why Humans Have Sex,” Archives of Sexual Behavior (2007) 36:477.
Sex makes people happy
Blanchflower, D.G. and A.J. Oswald. “Money, Sex, and Happiness: An Empirical Study,” Scandinavian Journal of Economics (2004) 106:393.
Muise, A.M. et al. “Sexual Frequency Predicts Greater Well-Being, But More Is Not Always Better,” Social Psychological and Personality Science (2016) 7:295.
“Good/normal” vs “bad/deviant” sex.
Rubin, G. “Thinking Sex: Notes for a Radical Theory of the Politics of Sexuality.” In C.S. Vance (ed.) Pleasure and Danger: Exploring Female Sexuality Routledge & Kegan Paul, London, 1984, pp. 267-293.
The near-universality and general harmlessness of childhood sex play:
Ford, CS and FA Beach. Patterns of Sexual Behavior. Harper & Row, NY, 1951.
Okami, P et al. “Sexual Experiences in Early Childhood: 18-Year Longitudinal Data for the UCLA Family Lifestyles Project,” Journal of Sex Research (1997) 4:339.
Greenwald, E. and H. Leitenberg.” “Long-Term Effects of Sexual Experience with Siblings and Non-Siblings During Childhood,” Archives of Sexual Behavior (1989) 18:389.
Kilpatrick, A.C. “Some Correlates of Women’s Childhood Sexual Experiences: A Retrospective Study,” Journal of Sex Research (1986) 22:221.
Lewis, R. and L.H. Janda. “The Relationship Between Adult Sexual Adjustment and Childhood Experiences Regarding exposure to Nudity, Sleeping in the Parental Bed, and Parental Attitudes Toward Sexuality,” Archives of Sexual Behavior (1988) 17:349.
Laarsson, I.B. and C.G. Svedin. “Sexual Experiences in Childhood: Young Adults’ Recollections,” Archives of Sexual Behavior (2002) 31:263.
Reynolds, M.A. “The Development of Sexuality: The Impact of Childhood Sexual Play on Adult Sexuality,” Ph.D. dissertation, 1997. http://search.proquest.com.ucsf.idm.oclc.org/docview/619258931?accountid=14525.
Surveys of masturbation frequency in the U.S.
Das, A. “Masturbation in the United States,” Journal of Sex and Marital Therapy (2007) 33:301.
Dekker, A. and G Schmidt. “Patterns of Masturbatory Behavior: Changes from the 1960s to the 1990s,” Journal of Psychology and Human Sexuality (2002) 14:35.
Laumann, E.O et al. The Social Organization of Sexuality: Sexual Practices in the United States, University of Chicago Press, 1994.
Lindau, S.T. et al. “A Study of Sexuality and Health Among Older Adults in the United States,” New England Journal of Medicine (2007) 357:762.
Herbenick, D. et al. “Sexual Behavior in the United States: Results from a National Probability Sample of Men and Women Ages 14-94,” Journal of Sexual Medicine (2010) 7(suppl 5):255.
Proportion of American men who have patronized sex workers
ProCon.org. “Percentage of Men (by Country) Who Paid for Sex at Least Once.” http://prostitution.procon.org/view.resource.php?resourceID=004119
Prevalence of anal play
Herbenick, D. et al. “Sexual Behavior in the United States: Results from a National Probability Sample of Men and Women Ages 14-94,” Journal of Sexual Medicine (2010) 7(Suppl 5):255.
Prevalence of occasional non-monogamy?
Bergstrand, C. and J.B. Williams. “Today’s Alternative Marriage Styles: The Case of Swingers,” Electronic Journal of Human Sexuality (2000) ejhs.org/volume3/swing/body.htm.
Haupert, M.L. et al. “Prevalence of Experiences with Consensual Nonmonogamous Relationships: Findings from Two National Samples of Single Americans,” Journal of Sex and Marital Therapy (2017) 43:424.
Herbenick, D. et al. “Sexual Diversity in the United States: Results from a Nationally Representative Probability Sample of Adult Women and Men,” PLoS One (2017) 12:7:e0181198.
Jenks, RT. “Swinging: A Review of the Literature,” Archives of Sexual Behavior (1998) 27:507
Many Americans engage in some BDSM
Herbenick, D. et al. “Sexual Diversity in the United States: Results from a Nationally Representative Probability Sample of Adult Men and Women,” PLoS One. July 20, 2017. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0181198.
Castellini, G. et al. “Deviance or Normalcy? The Relationship Among Paraphilic Thoughts and Behaviors, Hypersexuality, and Psychopathology in a Sample of University Students,” Journal of Sexual Medicine (2018) 15:1322.
Prevalence of erotic fantasies involving unconventional play
Bivona, JM and. “The Nature of Women’s Rape Fantasies: An Analysis of Prevalence, Frequency, and Contents,” Journal of Sex Research (2009) 46:33.
Follingstad, D.R. and C.D. Kimbrell. “Sex Fantasies Revisited: An Expansion and Further Clarification of Variables Affecting Sex Fantasy Production,” Archives of Sexual Behavior (1986) 15:475.
Hicks, T.V. and H. Leitenberg. “Sexual Fantasies About One’s Partner Versus Someone Else: Gender Differences and Incidence in Frequency,” Journal of Sex Research (2001) 38:43.
Joyal, C.C. et al. “What Exactly Is an Unusual Sexual Fantasy?” Journal of Sexual Medicine (2015) 12:328.
Kahr, B. Who’s Been Sleeping in Your Head? The Secret World of Sexual Fantasies. Basic Books, NY, 2008
Rokach, A. “Content Analysis of Sexual Fantasies of Males and Females,” Journal of Psychology (1990) 124:427.
Additional studies documenting the popularity of unconventional sex
Ahlers, C.J. et al. “How Unusual Are the Contents of Paraphilias? Paraphilia-Associated Sexual Arousal Patterns in a Community-Based Sample of Men,” Journal of Sexual Medicine (2011) 8:1362.
Joyal, C.C. and J. Carpenter. “The Prevalence of Paraphilic Interests and Behavior in the General Population: A Provincial Study,” Journal of Sex Research (2017) 54:161.
Olivera, W.M.D. and C.H.N. Abdo. “Unconventional Sexual Behaviors and Their Associations with Physical, Mental, and Sexual Health Parameters: A Study in 18 Large Brazilian Cities,” Revista Brasileria de Psiquiatria (2-10) 32:264.