Shere Hite (born November 2, ) is an American-born German sex educator and feminist. Her sexological work has focused primarily on female sexuality. . Sexual Honesty, by Women, For Women (); The Hite Report on Female. 12 Jul A few months ago, when I was looking for statistics on female orgasms, I came across The Hite Report: A Nationwide Study of Female Sexuality. 21 Apr The Hite Report: A Nationwide Study of Female Sexuality was originally published in and reprinted in with an updated introduction.

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She was exposed to harsh insults, physical assaults, and even murder threats. Retrieved March 2, Lohr argues that the distribution of questionnaires to women’s organizations and the length of the questions and the hte for long responses introduces a bias towards people who are not typical. She accepted German nationality insince she regarded the German society as more tolerant and open-minded towards her work.

She also argues that several of the questions are leading the respondent to reply in a particular way. Archived from the original esxuality October 12, Hite builds upon biological studies of sex by Masters and Johnson and by Alfred Kinsey.

Archived from the original on March 3, The Hite Report declares that orgasm is easy and strong for women, given the right stimulation; that most women have orgasm most easily during masturbation or clitoral stimulation by hand; that sex as we define it is a hife institution, not hige biological one; and that attitudes must change to include the stimulation women desire.

Archived from the original on October 11, Hite has been praised for her theoretical fruitfulness in sociological research. Archived from the original on March 19, Hite renounced her American citizenship in and resides in Germany.


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Her sexological work has focused primarily on female sexuality. That’s why women ‘have difficulty having orgasms’ – they don’t have difficulty when they stimulate themselves. Bias in the Science of Evolution. But when she read the ad’s strapline”The repkrt is so smart she doesn’t have to be,” she joined a feminist protest against the very ad in which she had appeared. The Hife Reportfirst published inwas a sexual revolution in six hundred pages.

Shere Hite

Hite believed that the ease at which women orgasm during masturbation contradicted traditional stereotypes about female sexuality. Archived from the original on March 9, From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

This page was last edited on 6 Septemberat She later took the surname of her stepfather, Raymond Hite. Views Read Edit View history.

Shere Hite – Wikipedia

Retrieved May 21, Retrieved March 23, Hite has focused on understanding how individuals regard sexual experience and the meaning it holds for them. Plenty of women don’t feel comfortable admitting it, even to themselves, for fear their partners will love them less.

Archived from the original on November 18, Retrieved from ” https: She renounced her United States citizenship in to become German.

Hite is the author of The Hite Report: Shere HitePhD, is recognized throughout the world for her work on psychosexual behavior and gender relations. This is a reproduction of the classic text with a new introduction by the author. The Case of the Female Orgasm: Retrieved November 9, Archived from the original on October 16, And published the results.

The New Zealand Herald. She also references theoretical, political and psychological works associated with the feminist movement of the s, such as Anne Koedt ‘s The Myth of the Vaginal Orgasm.


As is common with surveys concerning sensitive subjects such as sexual behavior, the proportion of nonresponse is typically large. Retrieved January 5, Thousands of responses from anonymous questionnaires were used as a framework to develop a discourse on human responses to gender and sexuality.

The Hite Report Shere Hite. A Nationwide Study of Female Sexuality.

One hundred thousand women, ages fourteen to seventy-eight, were asked what they do and don’t like about sex; how an orgasm really feels, with and without intercourse; how it feels not to have an orgasm during sex; the importance of clitoral stimulation and masturbation; and to name the greatest pleasures and frustrations of their sexual lives, among many other questions.

Retrieved April 10, Hite has no children. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Nordic Journal of Youth Research.

She offered that limiting test subjects to “normal” women who report orgasming during coitus was basing research on the faulty assumption that having an orgasm during coitus was typical, something that her own research strongly refuted. Thus the conclusions derived from the data may not represent the views of the population under study because of sampling bias due to nonresponse.