Heterosexual behavior assessment—II. Females

University of California, Los Angeles, U.S.A.
Behaviour Research and Therapy (Impact Factor: 3.85). 03/1968; 6(1):27-30. DOI: 10.1016/0005-7967(68)90038-7
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The development of a sexual behavior scale for females is described. The final scale consists of 21 types of heterosexual behavior which form a cumulative, ordinal scale. This scale can be used as a hierarchy in desensitization therapy, or it can be applied to the assessment of behavior change resulting from therapy. A short 10 item form of the scale which correlates almost ·98 with the total scale is available as well.

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