Why Women Have Sex Women Reveal the Truth about Their Sex Lives, from Adventure to Revenge (And Everything in Between)

ISBN-10: 0312662653
ISBN-13: 9780312662653
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Description: Do women have sex simply to express love, experience pleasure, or reproduce? When clinical psychologist Cindy M. Meston and evolutionary psychologist David M. Buss, both at the University of Texas at Austin, joined forces to investigate women's  More...

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List price: $26.99
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Publication date: 12/7/2010
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 336
Size: 5.00" wide x 8.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.638

Do women have sex simply to express love, experience pleasure, or reproduce? When clinical psychologist Cindy M. Meston and evolutionary psychologist David M. Buss, both at the University of Texas at Austin, joined forces to investigate women's underlying sexual motivations, what they found astonished them.Using women's own words, and backed by extensive scientific evidence, the authors delve into the use of sex as a defensive tactic against a mate's infidelity, a ploy to boost social status, a barter for household chores, and even as a cure for a migraine headache. Meston and Buss offer a revelatory examination of the deep-seated psychology and biology that often unwittingly drive women to have sex, sometimes in pursuit of joy, and sometimes for darker, more disturbing reasons.Why Women Have Sexstands as the richest and deepest psychological understanding of women's sexuality yet achieved and promises to inform every woman's (and her partner's) awareness of her relationship to sex.

Introduction: Inside the Sexual Mind
What Turns Women On?
Scent, Body, Face, Voice, Movement, Personality, and-Yes-Humor
The Pleasure of it
Sexual Gratification and Orgasm
The Thing Called Love
An Emotional and Spiritual Connection
The Thrill of Conquest
From Capturing a Mate to Poaching One
Green-Eyed Desire
From Guarding a Mate to Trading Up
A Sense of Duty
When Responsibility or Guilt Calls
A Sense of Adventure
When Curiosity, Variety-and Mate Evaluation-Beckon
Barter and Trade
The Value of Sex-Literally and Figuratively
The Ego Boost
Body Image, Attention, Power, and Submission
The Dark Side
Sexual Deception, Punishment, and Abuse
Sexual Medicine
The Health Rewards of a Sex Life
Conclusion: Women's Sexual Complexities
Notes
Acknowledgments
Index

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