The Michigan Daily-Tuesday, September 16, 1980-Page 5
Magazine sex poll
From AP and UPI The survey found that although 66 per rated their sexual relationships
W YORK-The importance of cent of the women said they had an negatively, only 20 per cent said sexual
ms to American women has been orgasm "every time" or almost every communication was good.
ated, married men do get a time," almost 70 per cent of the women Sixty per cent said it "helped a lot" to
n-year itch" and higher education who did not have an orgasm felt "it's no discuss sexual problems with their par-
negative effect on the sex lives of big thing." tners, but most said it was not helpful to
men, a magazine survey concluded,
In its October edition, Redbook
magazine said its readers' survey also
found that the key factor in a satisfying
sexual relationship is the ability to
communicate one's sexual needs and
desires, including the ability to say
Redbook said 20,000 women and 6,000
men responded to its poll, which was.
printed in the magazine's February
issue. The majority of the respondents
were married and between the ages of
21 and 35..
THREE OUT OF every four women
who responded to the survey rated their
sexual relationships as good or ex-
cellent and 81 per cent gave the same
ratings to their lovers.
* It said 72 per cent of men rated them-
selves as good or excellent lovers, com-
jred with 67.4 per cent of the women.
Among high-school educated men, 84 percent found
their sex lives good; for college-educated men, the
figure was 80 percent, and among men with grad-
uate degrees, it dropped to 76 percent. No such cor-
relation was found among women.
As for the "seven-year itch," a term
used to describe a period when married
men's eyes begin to wander, Redbook
said it found ample evidence to "prove"
it is a valid phenomenon.
"The average percentage of men who
rate their sexual relationships as no
better 'than fair during the first six
years more than doubles to 30.9 per cent
for those in relationships that have
lasted seven to 10 years," Redbook
"And though the percentage tends to
keep increasing the longer the relation-
ships have continued, the increase is
nowhere else as sharp as at the seventh
THE SURVEY ALSO found that:
*Fifty-eight per cent of the women who
found it easy to assert their rights or
feelings in an argument were satisfied
with their sex lives, compared with 16
per cent of those who found it difficult.
*Among men with no more than a high
school education, 84 per cent said their
sex lives were good or excellent. For
men who went to college, the figure
dropped to 80 per cent, and for men with
graduate degrees it was 76 per cent. No
such correlation was found among
*Women said their prime sources for
sex information were in order, in-
dependent reading, female friends, and
women's magazines. For men, it was
male friends, independent reading, and
'Frequency of intercourse is the most
discussed sexual topic. Birth control is'
second for women, but oral sex and
orgasm outrank it among men.
'ninety per cent of the men said they
initiate sex at least half of the time,
compared with 49 per cent of the
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BUT 43 PER CENT of the women
said if they failed to climax, their par-
tners felt guilty, upset or inadequate.
Of those who said their sexual
relationships were good or excellent, 79
per cent rated their ability to com-
municate with their partners about sex
as excellent. But among those who
discuss the subject with parents, frien-
ds, doctors or clergymen.
DR. PHILIP SARREL and his wife
Lorna, co-directors of the Sex Coun-
seling program at Yale University and
contributing editors of Redbook, said,
"We don't think these findings mean
that orgasm is irrelevant, it certainly
isn't. But clearly, sexual satisfaction is
not just a matter of five or ten seconds
of physiologic response."
The Sarrels said they "were
delighted to find new evidence that the
importance of orgasm to a woman's
sexual satisfaction has been grossly
Cuban held in
TOMAH, Wis. (UPI)-A Cuban immi-
grant was held yesterday in the beating
death of a woman who became his
sponsor three weeks ago, and Police
Chief Don Fisher urged calm among
residents of this town near, the Fort
-McCoy refugee camp'.
Authorities said Lene Cespedes
'Tdrres, 20, faced charges of first-
Wdegree murder in the death of Bernice
Police found Torres sitting on a chair
Sunday in Taylor's home. She had ap-
parently been beaten to death a few
Torres, who was unemployed, had
been selected for sponsorhip by Taylor
from among the thoysands of refugees
who have been housed at nearby Fort
McCoy since late May. He moved to her
home three weeks ago.I
Fisher said authorities had infor-
mation there was a slight quarrel in-
volving Torres and some members of
Taylor's family Saturday night. But he
said he did notihave a motive and was
awaiting repoits from the district at-
torney's office and the State CrimeLab
The chief said the investigation
proceeded slowly because of the tension
in the area and because Torres does not
"We hope, though, that people
remember that if this man is guilty-he
hasn't been convicted, understand-but
if this man is guilty, he is only one
man," Fisher said.
"We cannot condemn the whole
Cuban population on the actions of one
person. And we hope our people in this
area realize this and keep this in mint,
and that they don't get excited about
. Fisher said Taylor's daughter,
Theoda Evans, called her mother Sun-
day morning and Torres answered the
telephone, sounding extremely upset.
Evans called police and then went to
the home with a neighbor.
They found the refugee, Taylor's fully
clothed body on a bed and her 5-year-
old grandson, who had stayed with her
overnight. The grandson was not in-
There were bruises on Taylor's head
and neck and Torres had cuts and
scratches on his chest, arms and ab-
Fort McCoy began accepting
refugees in late May and the population
eventually reached 15,000. It has been
reduced to less than 5,000, but there
have been sporadic utbursts.recently.
Last week,- about 300 refugees tore
down several hundred feet of the wire
fence surrounding their compound.
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