Why Women Have Sex: Understanding Sexual Motivations--From Adventure to Revenge (and Everything in Between)

Why Women Have Sex: Understanding Sexual Motivations--From Adventure to Revenge (and Everything in Between)❮PDF / Epub❯ ✅ Why Women Have Sex: Understanding Sexual Motivations--From Adventure to Revenge (and Everything in Between) ❤ Author Cindy M. Meston – Jobs-in-kingston.co.uk Do women have sex simply to reproduce or display their affection When Cindy M Meston, a clinical psychologist at the University of Texas at Austin, and evolutionary psychologist David M Buss joined fo Do women have sex Have Sex: Epub à simply to reproduce or display their affection When Cindy M Meston, a clinical psychologist at the University of Texas at Austin, and evolutionary psychologist David M Buss joined forces to investigate the underlying sexual motivations of women, what they found astonished themThrough the voices of real women, Meston and Buss reveal the motivations that guide women s sexual decisions and explain the deep seated psychology and biology that often unwittingly drive women s desires sometimes in pursuit of health or pleasure, or sometimes for darker, disturbing reasons that a woman may not fully recognize Why Women PDF/EPUB or Drawing on than a thousand intensive interviews conducted solely for the book, as well as their pioneering research on physiological response and evolutionary emotions, Why Women Have Sex uncovers an amazingly complex and nuanced portrait of female sexuality The authors delve into the use of sex as a defensive tactic against a mate s infidelity protection , as a ploy to boost self confidence status , as a barter for gifts or household chores resource acquisition , or as a cure for a migraine headache medicationWhy Women Have Sex stands as the richest and deepest psychological understanding of female Women Have Sex: PDF Î sexuality yet achieved and promises to inform every woman s and her partner s awareness of her relationship to sex and her sexuality. Apparently two of my coworkers were wondering why I was reading this book Why would you wonder that Human sexuality is a fascinating subject, touching on biology, psychology, sociology, anthropology, culture, history, religion, ethics, and several other disciplines that I am no doubt forgetting So, of course I d read this book.First off, the title is apt The core of the book is a survey of 1,006 women who shared their own sexual experiences Quotes from these responses, giving the ages and o Apparently two of my coworkers were wondering why I was reading this book Why would you wonder that Human sexuality is a fascinating subject, touching on biology, psychology, sociology, anthropology, culture, history, religion, ethics, and several other disciplines that I am no doubt forgetting So, of course I d read this book.First off, the title is apt The core of the book is a survey of 1,006 women who shared their own sexual experiences Quotes from these responses, giving the ages and orientations of the women, are helpfully interspersed throughout the well organized book For example picking almost at random, from the chapter A Sense of Adventure I met someone while in college and heard good things about his sexual behavior I began to date him, mainly because of what I had heard from a friend We had sex one time in the first week we were dating I was disappointed, but glad that I had found out for myself I ended the relationship after that heterosexual woman, age 26Some of the reasons strike one as better than others One feels for the women using it to satisfy feelings of loneliness or worthlessness it usually didn t work And the book does seem to cover the full gamut of reasons, from being attracted to the other person, wanting to initiate a relationship, wanting to keep or deepen a relationship, the pure pleasure of it, wanting new experiences, feeling a sense of duty, wanting to develop one s skills, et cetera, et cetera.The authors, both PhD researchers in the field, give useful analysis throughout, explaining why women are, in general,attracted to men who are taller, wealthier, anddominant the role of make up sex and why women would incite jealously in their partners Their conclusions are always based on the research and always stays close to the findings For instance,Women report evoking jealously in partnersthan men do 31 percent versus 17 percent, according to one study when the man is thecommitted partner, only 26 percent of women report intentionally evoking jealousy In sharp contrast, when the woman iscommitted to the relationship, 50 percent of the women resort to jealousy evocation Men are muchlikely to commit to a woman whom they perceive to be highly desired by other men A jealous man becomessmitten, comes to believe that he is lucky to be with his partner, and so doubles his dedication p 106 107 Elsewhere discussing the biological side of sex Researchers have shown that if you block an animal s natural release of oxytocin by giving the animal certain drugs, mothers stop engaging in normal maternal caretaking behaviors and completely reject their own offspring The opposite can happen as well If you inject oxytocin into young rats that have never given birth or even copulated, they begin to nuzzle and protect other females rate pups just as if the pups were their own p 70 The book discusses social aspects of sex and sexuality as well, including comments on the role that the media play in shaping women s expectations they have harsh words for Barbie Their discussion of fantasies was interesting perhaps counter intuitively, women who enjoy submission fantasies in fact weredominant,independent, and higher in self esteem than other women p 207 Somewhat surprisingly, not only has the double standard not been eradicated, it appears to be enforcedstrongly by women than by men p 86 87 there are actually cogent reasons why this happens This is a fascinating book that I recommend for readers of both genders regardless of experience level It s nice knowing not just the sorts of things that happen in physical relationships, but why they happen for instance, ever wonder why men areprone to fall in love at first sight than are women See pp 59 60 Highly recommended 5 5If this book interests you, also see A Billion Wicked Thoughts by Ogi Ogas Sai Gaddam It focuses exclusively on sexual desire why people are attracted to the various people and traits that they are with about equal emphasis on men and women I wanted to like this bookIt s a good book I m just a little disappointed that I didn t learn anything new So I guess I already knew why women have sex haha. Having just read Bonk, it was hard not to compare the two books Why Women Have Sex is loaded with some very interesting statistics and I appreciated getting something less anecdote and trivia, although the informational data appeared to be less focused or within a general thesis A lot of the book drives back to the core evolutionary advantages for a woman to have sex and it was interesting to see the bottom line exposed in such a way The writers had an effective way of dressing down the sex e Having just read Bonk, it was hard not to compare the two books Why Women Have Sex is loaded with some very interesting statistics and I appreciated getting something less anecdote and trivia, although the informational data appeared to be less focused or within a general thesis A lot of the book drives back to the core evolutionary advantages for a woman to have sex and it was interesting to see the bottom line exposed in such a way The writers had an effective way of dressing down the sex emperor.Some interesting information in this book 1 The vast majority of people have experienced at least one vivid homicidal fantasy in their lives in a study of 5,000 participants 91% of men and 84% of women stated they had at least one Sexual competition in its many forms was the man reason both sexes fantasized about murder.2 While sexual desire naturally diminishes during the pregnancy childbirth breastfeeding times for a woman for many obvious reasons , many researchers believe that pregnancy itself can sometimes permanently impair the production of testosterone, the hormone primarily responsible for sex drive 3 There are 237 reasons why women have sex, and most of these do not have to do with pleasure or even romance Some of those reasons bartering, power, revenge, dutylots of duty And did I mention duty 4 Mismatched sex drives are at the root of a lot of marital relationship discord 5 Does size matter 45 out of 50 women say that penis width mattersimportantly than length.6 There are two personality traits linked to sexual variety seeking in women extraversion and impulsiveness A study revealed a clear link between impulsivity and infidelity in women An even greater predictor was narcissism a personality cluster defined by the attribites of being self centered, grandiose, exhibitionist, feeling a strong sense of entitlement, arrogance and being interpersonally exploitive Women with perfectionist tendencies also tend to engage in sex withpartners, simply because they are have high expectations, are frequently disappointed because of those high expectations so are on the hunt to find theperfect partner.7 The physical effects of sex can get rid of migraines, aches and pains Releases of endorphins are quick and effective Researchers discovered that stimulation of the G spot raised pain threshholds by 40% And during orgasm itself, women were able to tolerate an amazing 75%of pain Sex also eases the pains of menstrual cramps.8 Many women feel that there is a spiritual component to sex and it is a way of getting closer to God I have read many bad books about sex and manage to say something good about them, but not this one This book found its way into my book shelf after I heard it mentioned in several professional lectures It interprets the views of women in an online survey using evolutional psychology The views are from a single point of time in the lives of these women, many of whom are barely in their teens, without contextual information The interpretation is not evidence based and comparisons are loosely m I have read many bad books about sex and manage to say something good about them, but not this one This book found its way into my book shelf after I heard it mentioned in several professional lectures It interprets the views of women in an online survey using evolutional psychology The views are from a single point of time in the lives of these women, many of whom are barely in their teens, without contextual information The interpretation is not evidence based and comparisons are loosely made with the only evolutionary perspective being that women s sexuality evolved solely for reproduction It is reductive, simplistic and offers no alternative critical perspective The tone is laden with a heterosexual western moral value such comparing monogamous type men to polygamous types have men evolved into one of these mutually exclusive types , explaining other cultural practices to financial need alone, derogatory terms such as mate poaching , and so on Many of the reasons given can be an explanation for human behaviour and is neither specific to women or sex Fifty shades probably offers ainteresting and insightful account I agree with Robshaw s review that the banality of insights is matched by that of the prose.http www.independent.co.uk arts ent Turns out, there are 237 reasons to read this book. I thought I would find new ideas, but I was wrong In fact, the first half of the book isof a collection of anecdotal evidence and anonymous fantasies that cannot serve as an empiric base The second part of the book is better, thus instead of two stars, I upgraded my review to three.The book seems to me a kind of click bate or a kind of Women are from Venus and men from Mars bullshit The conclusions made in the book are often laughable for example, 45 women out of 50 asked consider the I thought I would find new ideas, but I was wrong In fact, the first half of the book isof a collection of anecdotal evidence and anonymous fantasies that cannot serve as an empiric base The second part of the book is better, thus instead of two stars, I upgraded my review to three.The book seems to me a kind of click bate or a kind of Women are from Venus and men from Mars bullshit The conclusions made in the book are often laughable for example, 45 women out of 50 asked consider the thickness of the penis very important 50 women out of 3,5 billion truly reliable science The most annoying part is the deep insights of 18 22 years old very experienced young women it is hard to know where is the dream and where is the reality The testimonials, in general, cannot serve as a foundation for the heavy conclusions drawn It is called induction in logic and not quite reliable The part including numbers is better, but unfortunately, the book is full of according to a study which is hard to find or studies from the same Lab a bit biased Theexperienced women s testimonials soundrealistic and thusinteresting There are a lot of generalisations without any evidence, like for example women sense of smell is better than men maybe but where is the proof , men are sufferingafter breakups again says who and so on Or one of the best myths endorsed by the book humans have 5 senses, as well as I know there are at least 10 Pages 169 and 170 would be interesting for the metro movement activists Quite often the book s conclusions are absent in one paragraph the author says that a certain action causes a specific event and in the next one the author says the effect is entirely opposite And the entire book is like that causation is often mixed with correlation So, in the end, the only real conclusion is that women have sex because IT DEPENDS on thousands of factors Well, guess what this is not quite helpful.A good analogy The book basically tries to tell us what is happiness by asking different people about it and the answers are various for someone is hedonistic, for someone else happiness is the unhappiness of his or her neighbour or enemy, for someone it is an achievement and at the end of the day we find out nothing new This is the result of anonymous testimonials analysis.I will give this book to my wife maybe she will convince me I am totally wrong about this book Read it for a sex therapy group A member of Meston s research team came and talked to us Why Women Have Sex a big research paper on a huge survey Like most sex research, they utilized a sample of convience young 18 22 year old white girls This book does not give an adequate view of women s need desires It felt like reading an undergraduate psychology primer Not very insightful The authors would say that it was written to help people make better mating choices, but this book fails to de Read it for a sex therapy group A member of Meston s research team came and talked to us Why Women Have Sex a big research paper on a huge survey Like most sex research, they utilized a sample of convience young 18 22 year old white girls This book does not give an adequate view of women s need desires It felt like reading an undergraduate psychology primer Not very insightful The authors would say that it was written to help people make better mating choices, but this book fails to deliver If you are looking for a psychobiosexual research based approach to relationships try Stan Tatkin This book is a pretty half assed attempt at pigeonholing women s sexuality I expectedcritical analysis from the authors one clinical psychologist and one evolutionary psychologist on the social conditioning that drives sexual behaviour No such luck It s full of un analyzed stats, context less anecdotes, and an extra helping of heteronormativity Hard pass.PS 3000 college women in their late teens early twenties does not make for a reflective or inclusive sample group. Might have been a good read but not a good reader on the audio version. It seems like a very simple question, and probably obvious to some people, but questions like that in my experience tend to go unanswered because nobody wants to be the first to offer an explanation and thus become subject to scrutiny or mediocrity That s a fancy way of saying, nobody wants to be laughed at when they ask why do women have sex.Having grown up in a very religious territory, but also having been raised by parents who taught me to be curious and to always feel free to ask questions It seems like a very simple question, and probably obvious to some people, but questions like that in my experience tend to go unanswered because nobody wants to be the first to offer an explanation and thus become subject to scrutiny or mediocrity That s a fancy way of saying, nobody wants to be laughed at when they ask why do women have sex.Having grown up in a very religious territory, but also having been raised by parents who taught me to be curious and to always feel free to ask questions about sex, this book seemed like a wonderful opportunity to deepen my knowledge of human sexuality Female sexuality is a realm of study I haven t explored much in my personal and academic reading and so this book was a delight as I observed Meston and Buss go chapter by chapter examining the motivations of women and allowing their interviews and data to speak for the experiences of women This book is not just a cold academic study, it s written so that anyone could read it and any reader will come away with a fresh perspective as to why women have sex Whether it s for pleasure, religious experience, jealousy, coercion, or the thrill of the adventurous this book demonstrates that a woman s sexuality contains multitudes and is highly personal.Books like this contribute to a larger narrative of human sexuality It gives women space to find themselves and who they are as sexual beings While I would have lovedperspectives of lesbian, queer, and questioning women, and I would have also likedperspectives of elderly women as well, this book was informative as it was enjoyable and I would recommend it to anyone

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    EPUB is an ebook file format that uses the epub confidence status , as a barter for gifts or household chores resource acquisition , or as a cure for a migraine headache medicationWhy Women Have Sex stands as the richest and deepest psychological understanding of female Women Have Sex: PDF Î sexuality yet achieved and promises to inform every woman s and her partner s awareness of her relationship to sex and her sexuality. Apparently two of my coworkers were wondering why I was reading this book Why would you wonder that Human sexuality is a fascinating subject, touching on biology, psychology, sociology, anthropology, culture, history, religion, ethics, and several other disciplines that I am no doubt forgetting So, of course I d read this book.First off, the title is apt The core of the book is a survey of 1,006 women who shared their own sexual experiences Quotes from these responses, giving the ages and o Apparently two of my coworkers were wondering why I was reading this book Why would you wonder that Human sexuality is a fascinating subject, touching on biology, psychology, sociology, anthropology, culture, history, religion, ethics, and several other disciplines that I am no doubt forgetting So, of course I d read this book.First off, the title is apt The core of the book is a survey of 1,006 women who shared their own sexual experiences Quotes from these responses, giving the ages and orientations of the women, are helpfully interspersed throughout the well organized book For example picking almost at random, from the chapter A Sense of Adventure I met someone while in college and heard good things about his sexual behavior I began to date him, mainly because of what I had heard from a friend We had sex one time in the first week we were dating I was disappointed, but glad that I had found out for myself I ended the relationship after that heterosexual woman, age 26Some of the reasons strike one as better than others One feels for the women using it to satisfy feelings of loneliness or worthlessness it usually didn t work And the book does seem to cover the full gamut of reasons, from being attracted to the other person, wanting to initiate a relationship, wanting to keep or deepen a relationship, the pure pleasure of it, wanting new experiences, feeling a sense of duty, wanting to develop one s skills, et cetera, et cetera.The authors, both PhD researchers in the field, give useful analysis throughout, explaining why women are, in general,attracted to men who are taller, wealthier, anddominant the role of make up sex and why women would incite jealously in their partners Their conclusions are always based on the research and always stays close to the findings For instance,Women report evoking jealously in partnersthan men do 31 percent versus 17 percent, according to one study when the man is thecommitted partner, only 26 percent of women report intentionally evoking jealousy In sharp contrast, when the woman iscommitted to the relationship, 50 percent of the women resort to jealousy evocation Men are muchlikely to commit to a woman whom they perceive to be highly desired by other men A jealous man becomessmitten, comes to believe that he is lucky to be with his partner, and so doubles his dedication p 106 107 Elsewhere discussing the biological side of sex Researchers have shown that if you block an animal s natural release of oxytocin by giving the animal certain drugs, mothers stop engaging in normal maternal caretaking behaviors and completely reject their own offspring The opposite can happen as well If you inject oxytocin into young rats that have never given birth or even copulated, they begin to nuzzle and protect other females rate pups just as if the pups were their own p 70 The book discusses social aspects of sex and sexuality as well, including comments on the role that the media play in shaping women s expectations they have harsh words for Barbie Their discussion of fantasies was interesting perhaps counter intuitively, women who enjoy submission fantasies in fact weredominant,independent, and higher in self esteem than other women p 207 Somewhat surprisingly, not only has the double standard not been eradicated, it appears to be enforcedstrongly by women than by men p 86 87 there are actually cogent reasons why this happens This is a fascinating book that I recommend for readers of both genders regardless of experience level It s nice knowing not just the sorts of things that happen in physical relationships, but why they happen for instance, ever wonder why men areprone to fall in love at first sight than are women See pp 59 60 Highly recommended 5 5If this book interests you, also see A Billion Wicked Thoughts by Ogi Ogas Sai Gaddam It focuses exclusively on sexual desire why people are attracted to the various people and traits that they are with about equal emphasis on men and women I wanted to like this bookIt s a good book I m just a little disappointed that I didn t learn anything new So I guess I already knew why women have sex haha. Having just read Bonk, it was hard not to compare the two books Why Women Have Sex is loaded with some very interesting statistics and I appreciated getting something less anecdote and trivia, although the informational data appeared to be less focused or within a general thesis A lot of the book drives back to the core evolutionary advantages for a woman to have sex and it was interesting to see the bottom line exposed in such a way The writers had an effective way of dressing down the sex e Having just read Bonk, it was hard not to compare the two books Why Women Have Sex is loaded with some very interesting statistics and I appreciated getting something less anecdote and trivia, although the informational data appeared to be less focused or within a general thesis A lot of the book drives back to the core evolutionary advantages for a woman to have sex and it was interesting to see the bottom line exposed in such a way The writers had an effective way of dressing down the sex emperor.Some interesting information in this book 1 The vast majority of people have experienced at least one vivid homicidal fantasy in their lives in a study of 5,000 participants 91% of men and 84% of women stated they had at least one Sexual competition in its many forms was the man reason both sexes fantasized about murder.2 While sexual desire naturally diminishes during the pregnancy childbirth breastfeeding times for a woman for many obvious reasons , many researchers believe that pregnancy itself can sometimes permanently impair the production of testosterone, the hormone primarily responsible for sex drive 3 There are 237 reasons why women have sex, and most of these do not have to do with pleasure or even romance Some of those reasons bartering, power, revenge, dutylots of duty And did I mention duty 4 Mismatched sex drives are at the root of a lot of marital relationship discord 5 Does size matter 45 out of 50 women say that penis width mattersimportantly than length.6 There are two personality traits linked to sexual variety seeking in women extraversion and impulsiveness A study revealed a clear link between impulsivity and infidelity in women An even greater predictor was narcissism a personality cluster defined by the attribites of being self centered, grandiose, exhibitionist, feeling a strong sense of entitlement, arrogance and being interpersonally exploitive Women with perfectionist tendencies also tend to engage in sex withpartners, simply because they are have high expectations, are frequently disappointed because of those high expectations so are on the hunt to find theperfect partner.7 The physical effects of sex can get rid of migraines, aches and pains Releases of endorphins are quick and effective Researchers discovered that stimulation of the G spot raised pain threshholds by 40% And during orgasm itself, women were able to tolerate an amazing 75%of pain Sex also eases the pains of menstrual cramps.8 Many women feel that there is a spiritual component to sex and it is a way of getting closer to God I have read many bad books about sex and manage to say something good about them, but not this one This book found its way into my book shelf after I heard it mentioned in several professional lectures It interprets the views of women in an online survey using evolutional psychology The views are from a single point of time in the lives of these women, many of whom are barely in their teens, without contextual information The interpretation is not evidence based and comparisons are loosely m I have read many bad books about sex and manage to say something good about them, but not this one This book found its way into my book shelf after I heard it mentioned in several professional lectures It interprets the views of women in an online survey using evolutional psychology The views are from a single point of time in the lives of these women, many of whom are barely in their teens, without contextual information The interpretation is not evidence based and comparisons are loosely made with the only evolutionary perspective being that women s sexuality evolved solely for reproduction It is reductive, simplistic and offers no alternative critical perspective The tone is laden with a heterosexual western moral value such comparing monogamous type men to polygamous types have men evolved into one of these mutually exclusive types , explaining other cultural practices to financial need alone, derogatory terms such as mate poaching , and so on Many of the reasons given can be an explanation for human behaviour and is neither specific to women or sex Fifty shades probably offers ainteresting and insightful account I agree with Robshaw s review that the banality of insights is matched by that of the prose.http www.independent.co.uk arts ent Turns out, there are 237 reasons to read this book. I thought I would find new ideas, but I was wrong In fact, the first half of the book isof a collection of anecdotal evidence and anonymous fantasies that cannot serve as an empiric base The second part of the book is better, thus instead of two stars, I upgraded my review to three.The book seems to me a kind of click bate or a kind of Women are from Venus and men from Mars bullshit The conclusions made in the book are often laughable for example, 45 women out of 50 asked consider the I thought I would find new ideas, but I was wrong In fact, the first half of the book isof a collection of anecdotal evidence and anonymous fantasies that cannot serve as an empiric base The second part of the book is better, thus instead of two stars, I upgraded my review to three.The book seems to me a kind of click bate or a kind of Women are from Venus and men from Mars bullshit The conclusions made in the book are often laughable for example, 45 women out of 50 asked consider the thickness of the penis very important 50 women out of 3,5 billion truly reliable science The most annoying part is the deep insights of 18 22 years old very experienced young women it is hard to know where is the dream and where is the reality The testimonials, in general, cannot serve as a foundation for the heavy conclusions drawn It is called induction in logic and not quite reliable The part including numbers is better, but unfortunately, the book is full of according to a study which is hard to find or studies from the same Lab a bit biased Theexperienced women s testimonials soundrealistic and thusinteresting There are a lot of generalisations without any evidence, like for example women sense of smell is better than men maybe but where is the proof , men are sufferingafter breakups again says who and so on Or one of the best myths endorsed by the book humans have 5 senses, as well as I know there are at least 10 Pages 169 and 170 would be interesting for the metro movement activists Quite often the book s conclusions are absent in one paragraph the author says that a certain action causes a specific event and in the next one the author says the effect is entirely opposite And the entire book is like that causation is often mixed with correlation So, in the end, the only real conclusion is that women have sex because IT DEPENDS on thousands of factors Well, guess what this is not quite helpful.A good analogy The book basically tries to tell us what is happiness by asking different people about it and the answers are various for someone is hedonistic, for someone else happiness is the unhappiness of his or her neighbour or enemy, for someone it is an achievement and at the end of the day we find out nothing new This is the result of anonymous testimonials analysis.I will give this book to my wife maybe she will convince me I am totally wrong about this book Read it for a sex therapy group A member of Meston s research team came and talked to us Why Women Have Sex a big research paper on a huge survey Like most sex research, they utilized a sample of convience young 18 22 year old white girls This book does not give an adequate view of women s need desires It felt like reading an undergraduate psychology primer Not very insightful The authors would say that it was written to help people make better mating choices, but this book fails to de Read it for a sex therapy group A member of Meston s research team came and talked to us Why Women Have Sex a big research paper on a huge survey Like most sex research, they utilized a sample of convience young 18 22 year old white girls This book does not give an adequate view of women s need desires It felt like reading an undergraduate psychology primer Not very insightful The authors would say that it was written to help people make better mating choices, but this book fails to deliver If you are looking for a psychobiosexual research based approach to relationships try Stan Tatkin This book is a pretty half assed attempt at pigeonholing women s sexuality I expectedcritical analysis from the authors one clinical psychologist and one evolutionary psychologist on the social conditioning that drives sexual behaviour No such luck It s full of un analyzed stats, context less anecdotes, and an extra helping of heteronormativity Hard pass.PS 3000 college women in their late teens early twenties does not make for a reflective or inclusive sample group. Might have been a good read but not a good reader on the audio version. It seems like a very simple question, and probably obvious to some people, but questions like that in my experience tend to go unanswered because nobody wants to be the first to offer an explanation and thus become subject to scrutiny or mediocrity That s a fancy way of saying, nobody wants to be laughed at when they ask why do women have sex.Having grown up in a very religious territory, but also having been raised by parents who taught me to be curious and to always feel free to ask questions It seems like a very simple question, and probably obvious to some people, but questions like that in my experience tend to go unanswered because nobody wants to be the first to offer an explanation and thus become subject to scrutiny or mediocrity That s a fancy way of saying, nobody wants to be laughed at when they ask why do women have sex.Having grown up in a very religious territory, but also having been raised by parents who taught me to be curious and to always feel free to ask questions about sex, this book seemed like a wonderful opportunity to deepen my knowledge of human sexuality Female sexuality is a realm of study I haven t explored much in my personal and academic reading and so this book was a delight as I observed Meston and Buss go chapter by chapter examining the motivations of women and allowing their interviews and data to speak for the experiences of women This book is not just a cold academic study, it s written so that anyone could read it and any reader will come away with a fresh perspective as to why women have sex Whether it s for pleasure, religious experience, jealousy, coercion, or the thrill of the adventurous this book demonstrates that a woman s sexuality contains multitudes and is highly personal.Books like this contribute to a larger narrative of human sexuality It gives women space to find themselves and who they are as sexual beings While I would have lovedperspectives of lesbian, queer, and questioning women, and I would have also likedperspectives of elderly women as well, this book was informative as it was enjoyable and I would recommend it to anyone "/>
  • Hardcover
  • 336 pages
  • Why Women Have Sex: Understanding Sexual Motivations--From Adventure to Revenge (and Everything in Between)
  • Cindy M. Meston
  • English
  • 12 May 2019
  • 0805088342